Russian, Ukrainian Baptist leaders meet in Kiev

For the first time since the political crisis in Ukraine developed, leaders of the Baptist unions of Russia and Ukraine came together in Kiev April 8 in what they described as a “very cordial” meeting.

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Jeb Bush to meet with Southern Baptist leader

With Gov. Chris Christie’s political future in doubt, some Republicans are viewing their best bet for electing the next president as a former Florida governor whose brother and father both previously held the office.

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Government should leave religion alone, Baptist leader insists

The rights of conscience take precedence over the demands of government authority, says Brent Walker.

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‘What’s mine is yours’ defines ‘kingdom economics,’ New Testament scholar insists

Shared possessions may seem impossible, but with God, “all things are possible.”

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Christian revisionists do injustice to American founders, law professor says

‘The cherry-pickers have forced people into camps,” says Michael Meyerson.

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Pastor terms U.S. policies ‘a re-assassination’ of Martin Luther King

An African-American pastor says it takes more than statues and a federal holiday to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Faith leaders oppose Miss. religion bill

House leaders on Wednesday postponed action on a religious-liberty bill both opposed and embraced by the state’s faithful.

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White House, faith leaders, discuss disability

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.

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Baptist, Catholic urge new religious freedom envoy

Russell Moore, president of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, urged U.S. senators to permit a vote on a bill to establish a new religious-freedom envoy in South Central Asia and the Near East.

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Baptist World Alliance President John Upton (fourth from right) visits with Ukrainian Baptist leaders in 2013.
Baptist World Alliance President John Upton (fourth from right) visits with Ukrainian Baptist leaders in 2013.

Elevation of Ukrainian leader puts spotlight on Baptists

Ukraine’s selection of a Baptist layman as interim president is getting attention in a country where the vast majority of religious people identify as Orthodox.

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