Justice

No prison for molester termed unfair

A newspaper editorial says a light sentence for a former Southern Baptist music minister who sexually abused five boys in the 1980s points to a problem in America’s justice system.

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Gay minister arrested in sit-in

An activist ordained recently by a Baptist church was jailed in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience demanding equal opportunity for gay couples to wed.

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Former minister pleads guilty to abuse

An ex-music minister avoided prison Jan. 22 in a plea bargain confessing guilt to decades-old sex crimes against victims he groomed while volunteering at two Mississippi Southern Baptist churches.

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ as lament

“Zero Dark Thirty” is a visceral lament upon a decade of conflict and pursuit of one who caused this nation so much pain. Viewing the film creates an opportunity for people to gather communally and remember, grieve and have closure.

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Overlooking Joshua

Most Christians read Exodus as a story of liberation, but many Native Americans view it from the perspective of the Canaanites.

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Baptist deaths in 2012

Baptist journalists, pioneers in racial reconciliation and beloved leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship were among deaths reported by ABPnews in 2012.

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A prayer for Sandy Hook

Where is God when innocents are slaughtered?

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Churches respond to Palestinian plight

Two Washington-area churches are working with the Alliance of Baptists to build support for the plight of Palestinian Christians.

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Groups support people with disabilities

American Baptist Home Missions Societies is among faith groups seeking to highlight the interests of Americans with disabilities in the current election campaign cycle.

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A Mormon, 2 Catholics and a Protestant go into a homeless shelter

What would it look like if the faiths of all the candidates in this presidential election caused them to rally around poverty?

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