SBC leader says border crisis ‘moral disgrace’

Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore says unchecked violence by drug cartels in Latin America is driving migrant children toward the United States.

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In executive order, Obama bans bias against gays by federal contractors

The order is a compromise between those wanting religious contractors to play by the same rules as everyone else and those who say competing for taxpayer funding should not come at the expense of religious convictions.

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NC pastors rally for same-sex marriage ban

Group of pastors is calling on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to defend that state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

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Transgender Hobby Lobby employee claims discrimination

Meggan Sommerville, a frame-shop manager at a Hobby Lobby store in Aurora, Ill., is suing the company for discrimination.

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BJC, others, oppose religious exemption in non-discrimination order

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is among 98 groups asking the Obama administration not to insert a religious exemption in an executive order that would bar federal contractors from discriminating against gays. 

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Clergy, psychiatrists launch new partnership

Baptists have participated with mental health leaders to foster a dialogue between psychiatrists and clergy on the medical and spiritual dimensions of mental health care.

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So your church members are wired. How do you organize all the social networking?

Once social media becomes part of a church ministry, it can be overwhelming to manage.

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Expelled transgender student gets partial win

Both sides claimed partial victory in a ruling last week by a California judge involving a former transgender nursing student expelled from California Baptist University in 2011.

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Richard Land says transgenderism ‘ultimate rebellion’

The Southern Baptist Convention’s former top spokesman for moral concerns says the New Testament “is quite clear” that homosexuality and transgenderism are forms of moral rebellion.

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Evaluating poverty is both difficult and contentious. But Christians acknowledge a biblical demand to engage those who live in it.
Evaluating poverty is both difficult and contentious. But Christians acknowledge a biblical demand to engage those who live in it.

‘War on poverty’ remains incomplete after half century, say advocates

Fifty years after the nation marshaled its forces to eradicate poverty, about 46 million Americans are still numbered among the poor. That has to change, say Christians engaged in the issue.

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‘We just need to be the church,’ says anti-poverty activist

Fifty years after the launch of the war on poverty, Carroll A. Baltimore Sr., president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, evaluates the results in an interview with ABPnews/Herald.

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Seven things you should know about poverty

Poverty by the numbers.

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Veteran activists say LGBT inclusion nothing new

Churches making headlines today for advocating LGBT equality are simply doing what those on the front lines have been doing for years.

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SBC leader opposes legislation to reverse Hobby Lobby ruling

Russell Moore says Southern Baptists will vigorously oppose any efforts by Congress to weaken the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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Baptist church ordains transgender woman

In what is likely a first, Calvary Baptist Church in Washington ordained Allyson Robinson, who was previously ordained as a man, to the gospel ministry.

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Baptists represented in presidential meeting on child immigrant crisis

President Obama holds roundtable discussion in Dallas one day after requesting $3.7 billion for emergency spending.

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Ukrainian Baptists continue ministry amid conflict, leader says

Seminary president believes upheaval has enhanced churches’ unity.

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Clergy divided over religious exemption to discrimination ban in upcoming executive order

President Obama’s decision to ban federal contractors from discriminating against gays raises tough questions for faith communities on both sides of the issue.

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Anti-trafficking campaigner recognized with human rights award

The Baptist World Alliance honors pastor who “preaches and lives the Word authentically.”

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Former assistant pastor charged with abuse

Sharon Heights Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., terminated a staff pastor immediately after learning of his arrest last month on molestation charges.

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