Festival to mark 300 years of Baptist witness in Virginia

Event marks the arrival in 1714 of an English “messenger” who organized the first Baptist church in the colony.

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2013: The year in deaths

The year 2013 witnessed the passing of several high profile Baptists.

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2013: The year in quotes

Following are some memorable quotes from news and commentary articles published by ABPnews in 2013.

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Suzii Paynter unveils her vision for “CBF 2.0” at the General Assembly in June.
Suzii Paynter unveils her vision for “CBF 2.0” at the General Assembly in June.

2013: The year in Baptist news

A changing of the guard both in moderate Baptist life and the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy agency, challenges to Obamacare and the 200th anniversary of Baptist missions in the U.S. topped Baptist newsmakers in 2013 headlines covered by Associated Baptist Press.

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Obama lauds Baptist civil-rights icon

T.J. Jemison, a past president of National Baptist Convention USA Inc. who set the stage for Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, died Nov. 15.

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Baylor social work school fetes trailblazers

Freddie Mae Bason and Verlene Farmer Goatley broke the color barrier at the Carver School of Social Work in 1955.

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Panel recalls Elliott controversy

Faculty at Midwestern Seminary reflect on what one panelist called among the top-five all-time SBC controversies.

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Conference marks 200 years of missions

McAfee School of Theology — in collaboration with the American Baptist Historical Society, the Baptist History and Heritage Society, Baptist Women in Ministry and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship — will host "The Judsons: Celebrating 200 Years of Baptist Missions, Learning from the Past and Looking to the Future" Nov. 14-16 in Atlanta.

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Slavery’s blot still stains city, panel says

150 years after the Civil War, racial reconciliation remains elusive in the former capital city of the Confederacy.

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Scholar says faith prompted Emancipation

The Emancipation Proclamation is remembered for its impact on ending slavery, but often overlooked is the insight it gives into President Lincoln’s shifting views on religion, says a Yale Divinity School scholar.

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