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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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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Passport, Inc. returned to Florida with a summer youth camp in Jacksonville. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews/Herald).
Passport, Inc. returned to Florida with a summer youth camp in Jacksonville. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews/Herald).

With Florida camp, Passport returns to its birthplace

Hundreds of campers volunteered at eight nonprofits and ministries around Jacksonville.

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Bluefield College suspends dental school project until funding is secured

The dental school will be aimed to impact underserved Appalachian communities.

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Election of new president tops BWA gathering’s agenda

The Baptist World Alliance’s governing bodies will meet in Turkey next week.

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SACS commission releases statement on Brewton-Parker accreditation woes

President Ergun Caner says a recent vote to revoke the school’s accreditation isn’t final, and he expects it to be reversed whether on appeal or in court.

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Judge dismisses Sovereign Grace appeal

For the second time, a lawsuit alleging what has been called the largest evangelical sex abuse scandal to date has been struck down because of a technicality.

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Seminary cuts ties with embattled SGM

A spokesman for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary confirmed that the school is ending a formal partnership with Sovereign Grace Ministries, accused in criminal and civil courts of mishandling reports of sexual abuse.

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Judge OKs settlement of Baptist home lawsuit

Sunrise Children’s Services plans to challenge a ruling that settles a 14-year-old lawsuit over public funding of faith-based organizations.

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Black Baptist group elects president

Delegates to the 2014 Family Faith Fest of the National Baptist Convention of America, International, Inc., have elected Lake Charles, La., native Pastor Samuel C. Tolbert Jr. as the 15th president of the convention.

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