Wednesday marked the opening of the National Action Network’s Freedom Sunday national headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., and a keynote address at a community rally by Al Sharpton at the city’s 16th Street Baptist Church.

Published in Politics

Why a non-triumphal, ministry-focused Cooperative Baptist Fellowship matters in a polarized age. 

Thursday, 13 March 2014 09:39

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 11:39

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 11:49

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 13:39

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 12:45

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 10:40

Things that make for freedom

For Jesus, gospel freedom begins with vulnerability.

Published in Can I Get a Witness?
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 14:18

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
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