SBC agencies support GuideStone lawsuit in contraceptive case

The Southern Baptist Convention’s insurance provider says requiring the agency to indirectly provide insurance coverage for contraceptives violates religious beliefs that life begins at the moment of conception.

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Faith leaders say Medicaid expansion moral issue

Governors and legislatures turning down federal funding for Medicaid expansion for political reasons are denying health care to millions of Americans, faith leaders said in a conference call today.

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Religion played role in sowing seeds of future conflict in World War I, says researcher

On the 100th anniversary of the “war to end all wars,” historian traces elements of a religious crusade in the global conflict.

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Baptist editor blasts same-sex divorce

A Baptist official suing the state of Missouri for allowing same-sex couples to file joint tax returns says judges lack authority to dissolve an illegal marriage.

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American Baptist leader condemns death sentence for Sudanese woman

Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag reportedly refused to recant her Christian faith, despite the ruling of a court in Sudan.

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Faith leaders ask Obama to relax abortion restrictions in foreign aid

Nearly three dozen representatives of faith-based organizations say they believe that women and girls who face sexual violence and rape “deserve meaningful access to the full range of reproductive health care options, including safe abortion.”

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Governor says gay marriage hampers birth rate

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear says in a new legal argument that a primary reason society encourages heterosexual marriage is the long-term economic stability that is sustained through procreation.

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BWA solicits continuing prayer for Ukraine

Baptists resist bloodshed as Ukraine inches toward civil war.

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Supreme Court upholds ceremonial prayer at public meetings

The SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission says the Constitution allows sectarian prayer at public meetings, while the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty says such prayers turn government business into religious exercise.

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CBF, SBC leaders meet with president

President Obama told faith leaders in a White House meeting April 15 that it is up to Congress to finish the job on immigration reform.

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