Don’t trade kids for immigration action, faith leaders say in one-sentence letter

More than 40 faith leaders urged President Obama not to compromise children’s safety in any upcoming executive action on immigration.

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Historic Baptist church sold to fraternity

A historic Baptist church building in upstate New York will be repurposed as a fraternity house.

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Refugees, like these Syrians in Jordan, are fleeing into nations around Iraq and Syria. (UN photo)
Refugees, like these Syrians in Jordan, are fleeing into nations around Iraq and Syria. (UN photo)

Missionaries serving refugees fleeing Mid-east violence exercise extra sensitivity

Serving war-ravaged refugees, including indigenous Christian groups, in the Middle East requires extra cultural and religious sensitivity among missionaries living in cultures that do not value religious freedom, experts say. 

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Faith leaders on both sides of border pray for children

American Baptist missionaries gathered with faith leaders on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border to pray for children fleeing violence in Central America.

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Louisiana College lauds controversial former president

A Baptist school on probation with its accrediting agency opened the new school year by honoring its former president, prompting questions about whether anything has changed.

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The school supply store at Edgewood Church in Atlanta. (Edgewood Facebook photo)
The school supply store at Edgewood Church in Atlanta. (Edgewood Facebook photo)

Schools prime ministry locations for many churches, say leaders

Churches, ministers and educators say one of the best ways to serve communities is by helping local schools.

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BWA allocates funds for persecuted Iraqi Christians

The Baptist World Alliance is encouraging Baptists and other Christians to follow suit with money for Christians fleeing persecution at the hands of ISIS.

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After a tough year, Birmingham church fills pulpit vacancy

Veteran Alabama Baptist pastor Jim Cooley assumes leadership of a congregation that has endured a particularly tough year.

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Baptist leader says Mideast Christians don’t need visas, but help to stay in the region

Lebanese Baptist leader Nabil Costa is urging Christians in the West not only to pray for Christians fleeing violence in his region but also to lobby their governments to “empower a Christian presence in the Middle East.”

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New book proposes a theology for ‘other’ Baptists

In Contesting Catholicity, Curtis Freeman urges Baptists to move beyond the fragmentation and sectarianism that has characterized so much of the past toward “the unity for which the Lord Jesus prayed and which the church must seek.”

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Baptist disaster experts face Ebola, opposition ministering to immigrants

During meetings Aug. 26-27, the North American Baptist Fellowship’s Disaster Response Network members discussed how to best address current and past disasters.

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Clergy, educators challenge Florida voucher plan

A Florida program that offers tax credits to patrons of private, mostly sectarian schools violates state constitutional provisions, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

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Climbers make camp at a site above the clouds on Mount Kilimanjaro. (Photo by Tim Glover)
Climbers make camp at a site above the clouds on Mount Kilimanjaro. (Photo by Tim Glover)

Lofty fundraiser leads Baptist to climb Kilimanjaro

Hardin-Simmons athletic trainer takes on famous mountain in effort to raise money for global sports ministry. 

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David Platt elected IMB president

The 36-year-old pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, a Southern Baptist congregation in Birmingham, Ala., takes office immediately as president of the SBC International Mission Board. With more than 4,800 missionaries, the IMB is the largest denominational missionary-sending body among American evangelicals.

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