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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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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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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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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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Damage sustained at First Presbyterian Church in Napa, Calif. (Facebook photo by David Stoker)
Damage sustained at First Presbyterian Church in Napa, Calif. (Facebook photo by David Stoker)

Baptists prepared for Calif. quake response

Churches in Napa, Calif., are already busy serving quake victims in their communities, while national Baptist disaster-relief agencies stand ready with funds, people and equipment.

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The Navy is deciding how to offer religious literature in its base hotel network. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker)
The Navy is deciding how to offer religious literature in its base hotel network. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker)

Bible flap challenges Navy policies on faith in pluralistic society

The military, like other branches of government, faces challenges in an increasingly pluralistic society to accommodate religious belief without endorsing it.

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Four more Baptist groups join BWA

The new organizations bring to 231 the number of Baptist World Alliance affiliates.

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Baptist Standard to cease operation of its FaithVillage social media network

Though site traffic was high, the resource provider didn’t generate enough revenue.

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