Thursday, 13 March 2014 13:39

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.

Published in Politics

The first black president of the Austin school board and a pastor for 42 years at the city’s landmark Ebenezer Baptist Church died Dec. 25.

Published in People
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 16:39

Obama lauds Baptist civil-rights icon

T.J. Jemison, a past president of National Baptist Convention USA Inc. who set the stage for Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, died Nov. 15.

Published in History
Friday, 25 October 2013 15:49

Groups want probe of NYPD surveillance

Dozens of religious, racial justice, civil rights and community-based organizations are calling for the government to investigate alleged police profiling of Muslims in New York City and elsewhere.

Published in Social Issues
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 17:39

Baylor social work school fetes trailblazers

Freddie Mae Bason and Verlene Farmer Goatley broke the color barrier at the Carver School of Social Work in 1955.

Published in History
Friday, 20 September 2013 16:45

Oakhurst Baptist celebrates 100 years

Oakhurst Baptist Church, a progressive and inclusive congregation in Decatur, Ga., celebrates 100 years of ministry Sept. 21-22.

Published in Congregations
Thursday, 29 August 2013 14:40

Things that make for freedom

For Jesus, gospel freedom begins with vulnerability.

Published in Can I Get a Witness?
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 18:18

Baptist pastor open to same-sex unions

Sarah Shelton, pastor of Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, Ala., says it is inconsistent to accept LGBT members into every area of church life except marriage.

Published in Social Issues
Monday, 05 August 2013 15:33

Gay minister’s trespassing trial begins

A jury in Louisville, Ky., is scheduled to hear a case about an activist Baptist minister and his partner arrested for protesting the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Published in Social Issues
Monday, 29 July 2013 18:04

Moral Monday thoughts on Isaac Backus

Baptists understand civil disobedience. It's part of their history.

Published in Commentaries
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