Tens of thousands of immigrant children are being placed with family members already in the United States, leading some to protest and others to seek ways to serve them. (Creative Commons photo by Anuska Sampedro)
Tens of thousands of immigrant children are being placed with family members already in the United States, leading some to protest and others to seek ways to serve them. (Creative Commons photo by Anuska Sampedro)

As immigrant children find sponsors, Baptists are discovering them in their midst

Unaccompanied immigrant children are being dispersed from holding centers on the border to sponsor homes around the nation, inspiring Baptists and other Christians to seeks ways to help them and their families.

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SBC public policy arm launches think tank

The SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is announcing the launch of a new Research Institute with an array of new scholars and professionals as research fellows.

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Obamacare changes the way faith-based hospitals deliver care

Obamacare changes the way faith-based hospitals deliver care

It’s an opportunity for the faith community to help make it work, say some Baptist health care administrators.

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Baylor Alumni Association files counterclaim in dispute with university

The lawsuit asserts Baylor University breached its license and recognition agreements and its promise to provide the alumni organization a building.

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Search for lobbyist’s wife enters second month

Lynn Messer, wife of a Missouri Baptist lobbyist, is still missing a month after disappearing from her home in southeast Missouri.

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Baptists in Gaza appeal for prayer after month of shelling

Baptists in Gaza are appealing to Baptists and other Christians to pray for their city which has endured a month of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas.

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Texas shelter plans cancelled, but needs continue along border

Federal agency says no additional temporary shelters will be opened.

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Court considers gay marriage arguments affecting four states

Whether laws banning gay marriage in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee are constitutional hinge on a ruling expected next year by a three-judge panel that heard oral arguments Aug. 6 in Cincinnati.

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Baptist leader in Missouri arrested for seeking sex with animal

The president and CEO of a Baptist conference center could face penalties if convicted of solicitation.

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A sculpture by artist Karen Swenholt, whose work will be exhibited in the sculpture garden of a Virginia congregation. (KarenSwenholt.com photo)
A sculpture by artist Karen Swenholt, whose work will be exhibited in the sculpture garden of a Virginia congregation. (KarenSwenholt.com photo)

In this case, missional means a contemplative sculpture garden

The Church at Convergence in Alexandria, Va., hopes the sculpture garden it is creating will expand its influence in the community and help in the economic revival of the city's West End.

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Weighing in on border crisis, SBC president says Jesus was an immigrant

Just back from touring two Texas facilities for unaccompanied migrant children, SBC President Ronnie Floyd urged Baptists to act with compassion toward the undocumented.

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West African Baptists take measures as Ebola outbreak worsens

Task forces, school closures and calls for prayer are on churches’ agendas.

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SBC leader blasts Jimmy Carter’s call for recognition of Hamas

Seminary president Albert Mohler says something is wrong when the former presidents of two nations call for recognition of a terrorist group.

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Kentucky evangelical leaders invite Senate candidates to ‘issues forum’

Three Kentucky evangelical leaders will host three “issues forums” with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell — and possibly Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes — to explore matters of concern to evangelical Christians.

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