Seven things you should know about poverty

Poverty by the numbers.

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South African tapped to lead Baptist World Alliance

Ngwedla Paul Msiza, a pastor from Pretoria, is only the second African to lead the BWA and will take office in July 2015. 

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BWA resolution calls surge of child immigrants a ‘humanitarian crisis’

Global Baptist group urges comprehensive approach to underlying issues that contribute to crisis.

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Veteran activists say LGBT inclusion nothing new

Churches making headlines today for advocating LGBT equality are simply doing what those on the front lines have been doing for years.

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SBC leader opposes legislation to reverse Hobby Lobby ruling

Russell Moore says Southern Baptists will vigorously oppose any efforts by Congress to weaken the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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Union University murder case headed to grand jury

If indicted this fall, former Christian ministry major Charlie Pittman will stand trial for murder sometime next year.

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Baptist church ordains transgender woman

In what is likely a first, Calvary Baptist Church in Washington ordained Allyson Robinson, who was previously ordained as a man, to the gospel ministry.

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Baptists represented in presidential meeting on child immigrant crisis

President Obama holds roundtable discussion in Dallas one day after requesting $3.7 billion for emergency spending.

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Ukrainian Baptists continue ministry amid conflict, leader says

Seminary president believes upheaval has enhanced churches’ unity.

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Pastor pleads guilty to domestic violence

A CBF pastor in Texas will serve 12 months of probation for misdemeanor assault during a family argument two months ago.

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Texas Baptist Men volunteers provide childcare for children detained in Brownsville, Texas, who entered the United States illegally without a parent. (TBM Photo)
Texas Baptist Men volunteers provide childcare for children detained in Brownsville, Texas, who entered the United States illegally without a parent. (TBM Photo)

Disaster relief groups challenged by border crisis

Everything from government red tape to American attitudes against immigrants pose difficulties to Baptist relief groups seeking to help thousands of immigrant children on U.S.-Mexico border.

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Clergy divided over religious exemption to discrimination ban in upcoming executive order

President Obama’s decision to ban federal contractors from discriminating against gays raises tough questions for faith communities on both sides of the issue.

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Anti-trafficking campaigner recognized with human rights award

The Baptist World Alliance honors pastor who “preaches and lives the Word authentically.”

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Former assistant pastor charged with abuse

Sharon Heights Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., terminated a staff pastor immediately after learning of his arrest last month on molestation charges.

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