K.H. Ting, an Anglican bishop prior to China’s Cultural Revolution who led a “post-denominational” re-emergence of Chinese Christianity in the 1970s and 1980s which opened the door for Baptists in the Mid-Atlantic and elsewhere to engage Christians in the country through the Amity Teaching Program, died Nov. 22 after several years of poor health.
Published in 2012 Archives
Thursday, 11 October 2012 20:00

Racial equality pioneer Henry Langford dies

Henry V. Langford, a white Baptist preacher whose support for racial equality caused him to be blackballed by churches in the 1950s, died Oct. 7 at age 93. His endorsement of school desegregation cost him his pulpit but eventually earned him a place of respect among Baptists, who valued his support of other dismissed pastors and for Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond.
Published in 2012 Archives
Friday, 03 August 2012 20:00

Churches aid students with food backpacks

Before long, youngsters toting backpacks back and forth to school will be a common sight. But for about 40 students at Peck Elementary School in Greensboro, N.C., they will carry something more vital than just notebooks and pencils. They are members of the Backpack Club, a children’s food ministry.
Published in 2012 Archives

Baptists laid aside differences of race, geography and tradition to affirm common values of care for the poor and marginalized in Atlanta and satellite locations across the United States Nov. 17. The New Baptist Covenant II continues through Saturday.

 

Published in 2011 Archives
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (ABP) -- An international student ministry that partners with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has hired a staff member to spearhead a new initiative to help theologically moderate churches discover God’s calling for both clergy and laity.
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TAMPA, Fla. (ABP) -- The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship commissioned 14 self-funded individuals -- including a couple from Virginia -- to missions work June 23 at the General Assembly in Tampa, Fla. More than 1,600 Fellowship Baptists were in attendance on the first full day of the Assembly, which included auxiliary events, business sessions and the commissioning service.
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LONDON (ABP) -- An annual assembly of British Baptists called on the government to crack down on strategies used by multinational corporations to avoid paying taxes in the Third World.
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Is one-sided zeal for missions and ill-informed desire to help sometimes doing more harm than good? Many scholars say yes. In fact, well-motivated assistance is destroying economies in some countries, said some critics who claim Western charities aren't sensitive enough.
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FAIRFAX, Va. (ABP) -- A British Baptist minister is being held in a Virginia jail on charges of child molestation. Robert Dando, pastor of Worcester Park Baptist Church in Surrey, United Kingdom, was arrested July 24 in Oakton, Va.
Published in 2010 Archives
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) -- The head of the Southern Baptist Convention's moral concerns agency said Aug. 14 that he disagreed with President Obama's assessment that Muslims have a constitutional right to build the so-called Ground Zero mosque in New York City.
Published in 2010 Archives
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