Faith-based re-entry programs seek to reduce former inmates' chances of returning to prison.

Published in Social Issues
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 13:27

Expelled transgender student files suit

A California lawsuit claims that a Baptist university’s religious identity doesn’t give it a right to discriminate.

Published in Social Issues
Thursday, 14 February 2013 19:00

Working poor a ministry focus

Despite reports of economic recovery, the number of individuals in "working poor" families has reached almost 48 million.

Published in Social Issues
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 11:23

Activist hopeful about gay marriage

Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard says the first step toward legalizing same-sex marriage is to change people’s hearts through relationships with others who are different from them.

Published in Social Issues
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 11:31

UK Baptist minister affirms gays

One of Britain’s best-known evangelicals has sparked controversy among a largely socially conservative faith community with comments supporting committed same-sex relationships.

Published in People
Monday, 14 January 2013 09:45

Wendell Berry expounds on gay marriage

A Kentucky farmer, essayist, writer and activist, sometimes described as a modern-day Thoreau, criticizes theological strategies used to marginalize gays.

Published in Social Issues
Friday, 07 December 2012 12:46

Video recalls ‘forgotten’ Pearl Harbor

“A Church Stands With Its People” tells the story of American Baptist missionaries who swam against the tide of public opinion by reaching out to persecuted Japanese-Americans caught up in World War II hysteria.

Published in History
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:59

Senate rejects UN disabilities treaty

Critics call Republican blockage of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities a missed opportunity caused by the politics of fear.

Published in Politics
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:25

Baptists divided on Florida amendment

Florida's Amendment 8 taps a key issue in Baptist history and faith: the separation of church and state.

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 15:05

PNBC addresses prisoner reentry

A major black Baptist denomination is seeking to reduce the stigma of having been arrested by treating mass incarceration as a problem that affects entire communities.

Published in Social Issues
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