Evaluating poverty is both difficult and contentious. But Christians acknowledge a biblical demand to engage those who live in it.
Evaluating poverty is both difficult and contentious. But Christians acknowledge a biblical demand to engage those who live in it.

‘War on poverty’ remains incomplete after half century, say advocates

Fifty years after the nation marshaled its forces to eradicate poverty, about 46 million Americans are still numbered among the poor. That has to change, say Christians engaged in the issue.

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‘We just need to be the church,’ says anti-poverty activist

Fifty years after the launch of the war on poverty, Carroll A. Baltimore Sr., president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, evaluates the results in an interview with ABPnews/Herald.

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Seven things you should know about poverty

Poverty by the numbers.

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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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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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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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Hispanic Baptists seek ways to help border crisis

As thousands of unaccompanied children cross the border, convention calls for aid.

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