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Profiles in Goodwill: Amanda Tyler

Amanda Tyler is executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

1. Where did you grow up?

Austin, Texas.

2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why?

Micah 6:8.

Its simplicity and challenge, succinctly summing up how to live the life God calls me to lead.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“Cinema Paradiso.”

It’s beautiful, in Italian, and was studied in a class where I met my husband.

4. Who are three people you admire?

Anita Tyler (my mother), Eleanor Roosevelt and Thomas Merton.

5. What is one little-known fact about yourself?

I’m a huge sports fan of all kinds and as a kid was interested in being a play-by-play sports announcer.