American Baptists were among the participants who discussed topics including a United Nations treaty on disability ratified by 141 countries but rejected by the U.S. Senate.
“In a world in which the church gets a lot of bad press, you count a lot on the other end of the scale for us,” said the head of ABC-USA at a gathering of the NABF Disaster Response Network.
'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson should not be held up as a model Christian, progressive and moderate Baptists say. Nor should he be considered as a persecuted Christian.
Pastors say Nelson Mandela modeled a form of radical forgiveness that can help individuals conquer anger and resentment just like Mandela conquered apartheid.
Mercer University Christianity professor Richard Wilson will lead the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014, a position that will require him to rebuild the infrastructure, faculty and image of the war-torn institution.
The Baptist World Alliance, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and American Baptist Churches USA are just a few of the organizations urging members to pray and give generously to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, the only faith-based agency devoted solely to religious liberty and the institutional separation of church and state, elected new leaders at a board meeting Oct. 7-8 in Washington.
ABC-USA and American Baptist Association are funneling money to churches in communities hard-hit by flooding, while CBF and other groups wait for requests for boots-on-the-ground assistance.
With no churches in Colorado, CBF said it's ready to help American Baptist disaster responders if and when it is asked to do so. In the meantime, monetary contributions are requested.