Social Issues

CBF ministers urge immigration reform

As Congress grapples to craft legislation that would overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, a group of Baptist ministers in North Carolina called on their representatives to move forward with immigration reform.

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Group proclaims: Let there be access

A Houston nonprofit partners with Baptist and other churches to provide computer and Internet techology to the unemployed and underserved.

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DC Baptists agree to differ on gay marriage

With all eyes on two Supreme Court hearings on gay marriage, Baptists in the nation’s capital pledged to work together despite differences.

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Jesus faces mock trial in Texas

A Baptist church in Austin, Texas, is hosting a mock legal hearing in which real lawyers argue for and against the death penalty for Jesus Christ.

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Prof expects kinder, gentler ERLC

Brian Kaylor, assistant professor of communication studies at James Madison University, says the newly elected head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s public-policy agency demonstrates a different style than his predecessor Richard Land.

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Russell Moore new ERLC leader

A 41-year-old seminary professor has been named to replace Richard Land, who steps down after a quarter century as the Southern Baptist Convention’s top expert on moral issues.

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Holy Week: Breaking the silence

The secret is out. The silence is broken. The kingdom of God is here.

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Baptists go after payday loans

Acting against predatory lending is both biblical and Baptist.

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Baptists hopeful about new pope

Baptist theologians see in Pope Francis an ally for promoting dialogue and inspiring Protestants. 

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La. faith leaders oppose tax plan

Clergy from denominations including the Southern Baptist Convention say a tax plan proposed by Louisiana’s governor would harm the poor.

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