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  • Essay scholarship contest focuses on religious diversity, ‘Christian nation’ claims

    WASHINGTON— High school juniors and seniors can win up to $2,000 for college in the 2013 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest sponsored by the Religious Liberty Council of the Baptist Joint Committee. Essays must examine religious diversity in America and evaluate the claim that the United States was founded as a “Christian nation.” For the 8th annual contest, the scholarship money doubled for the top two prizes. Grand prize is $2,000 and airfare and lodging...

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  • Longtime Baptist Journalist Dies at 85

      John Roberts was Decorated Army Veteran, Longtime Baptist Courier Editor, and Gardner-Webb University Friend   Boiling Springs, N.C. – With heavy hearts, officials at Gardner-Webb University and those within the Baptist community are saluting the life of a man...

  • GWU Graduate Surprised by Military Sons During Ceremony

    BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Dolly Wilson is accustomed to a long-distance relationship with her two adult sons. Both men have served in the U.S. Air Force for a combined 23 years (and most recently overseas). Wilson had already made...


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  • Baptist women work together in social justice initiatives

    After a five-year retirement, Thomasina needed to return to work. Yet, she lacked computer skills for today’s jobs. She soon got a fresh start at Women Mentoring Women, a six-week course designed to help equip unemployed and underemployed women. Building...

  • Baptists Open Doors and Hearts to Refugees from Burma

    As North American Baptists welcome fellow Baptists from Burma in their congregation, these refugees bring new life, new vitality, and a new sense of missional engagement. It is mutual ministry. As congregations minister to the refugees, the refugees minister to...