Diverse groups defend clergy tax break

Recent friend-of-the-court briefs dispute a judge’s ruling that the IRS ministerial housing allowance violates the separation of church and state.

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Tennessee Baptist school fights Obamacare

Union University is the latest Baptist institution to file a federal lawsuit challenging an order to provide drugs as part of employee health care plans that they believe cause an abortion.

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Russian, Ukrainian Baptist leaders meet in Kiev

For the first time since the political crisis in Ukraine developed, leaders of the Baptist unions of Russia and Ukraine came together in Kiev April 8 in what they described as a “very cordial” meeting.

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Jeb Bush to meet with Southern Baptist leader

With Gov. Chris Christie’s political future in doubt, some Republicans are viewing their best bet for electing the next president as a former Florida governor whose brother and father both previously held the office.

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Government should leave religion alone, Baptist leader insists

The rights of conscience take precedence over the demands of government authority, says Brent Walker.

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‘What’s mine is yours’ defines ‘kingdom economics,’ New Testament scholar insists

Shared possessions may seem impossible, but with God, “all things are possible.”

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Christian revisionists do injustice to American founders, law professor says

‘The cherry-pickers have forced people into camps,” says Michael Meyerson.

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Pastor terms U.S. policies ‘a re-assassination’ of Martin Luther King

An African-American pastor says it takes more than statues and a federal holiday to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Faith leaders oppose Miss. religion bill

House leaders on Wednesday postponed action on a religious-liberty bill both opposed and embraced by the state’s faithful.

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White House, faith leaders, discuss disability

American Baptists were among the participants who discussed topics including a United Nations treaty on disability ratified by 141 countries but rejected by the U.S. Senate.

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