National Baptists elect new president

Among other things, the new president of the nation’s largest African-American denomination is a graduate of a non-denominational seminary with ties to the “young, restless and reformed” brand of Calvinism.

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Black Baptists urge Obama to speed Haitian family immigration

Expedited process of getting Haitians into the U.S. makes good economic sense and is fair, the leaders of five African-American communions say in a letter to the White House.

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Federal magistrate recommends dismissal of Glorieta lawsuit

Couple had claimed LifeWay Christian Resources lacked authority to sell the Baptist conference center.

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Fire destroys Cumberland University Baptist center

An early morning fire at a Baptist student center in Lebanon, Tenn., displaced two students living in an upstairs apartment. The building, owned by the local Baptist association, is a total loss.

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Young people gather at memorial for Michael Brown who was shot feet away by Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9. (Creative Commons photo by Brett Myers/Youth Radio)
Young people gather at memorial for Michael Brown who was shot feet away by Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9. (Creative Commons photo by Brett Myers/Youth Radio)

Race, relevancy among challenges facing black Baptist leaders

Recent shootings of black men present challenges to new leaders of four of the nation’s largest African-American Baptist denominations, which observers say must become champions for racial reforms in America.

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Refugees, like these Syrians in Jordan, are fleeing into nations around Iraq and Syria. (UN photo)
Refugees, like these Syrians in Jordan, are fleeing into nations around Iraq and Syria. (UN photo)

Missionaries serving refugees fleeing Mid-east violence exercise extra sensitivity

Serving war-ravaged refugees, including indigenous Christian groups, in the Middle East requires extra cultural and religious sensitivity among missionaries living in cultures that do not value religious freedom, experts say. 

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Faith leaders on both sides of border pray for children

American Baptist missionaries gathered with faith leaders on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border to pray for children fleeing violence in Central America.

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Louisiana College lauds controversial former president

A Baptist school on probation with its accrediting agency opened the new school year by honoring its former president, prompting questions about whether anything has changed.

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BWA allocates funds for persecuted Iraqi Christians

The Baptist World Alliance is encouraging Baptists and other Christians to follow suit with money for Christians fleeing persecution at the hands of ISIS.

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Baptist disaster experts face Ebola, opposition ministering to immigrants

During meetings Aug. 26-27, the North American Baptist Fellowship’s Disaster Response Network members discussed how to best address current and past disasters.

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