AUSTIN, Texas (ABP) -- A group of Texas clergy, including some Baptist pastors, is speaking out against a proposed resolution that a state governing board may use to embroil itself yet again in the nation’s culture wars -- this time over Islam.
Published in 2010 Archives
ISLAMABAD, Pakisan (ABP) -- Baptists around the globe are responding to the floods that have afflicted Pakistan for two weeks, sending money and resources in the aftermath of what could become the nation’s biggest natural disaster in modern times.
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WASHINGTON (ABP) -- The most recent prominent spat in the United States over building a new Islamic facility -- the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” in New York -- is indicative of a broader movement that is becoming increasingly suspicious of accommodating Islam as any other faith would be under the First Amendment, according to religious-liberty experts. An Islamic group wants to build a facility which would house an interfaith-dialogue program called Cordoba House near the former World Trade Center site.
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WASHINGTON (ABP) -- When conservative media personality Glenn Beck called for “revival” on the National Mall Aug. 28, he was making a hash of both patriotism and faith, according to a pair of Baptist leaders. 
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ATLANTA (ABP) -- Baptist organizations in the United States and elsewhere are continuing their efforts to provide relief after catastrophic flooding in Pakistan -- but funds are being stretched to the limit by the disaster’s massive scale.
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Wednesday, 01 September 2010 20:00

Kentucky pastor recommended as new NAMB president

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (ABP) -- The pastor of one of the Southern Baptist Convention’s most visible leaders will be recommended as the new head of the denomination’s North American Mission Board.
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WASHINGTON (ABP) -- A new poll released by the Pew Research Center Aug. 19 shows a sharp uptick in the percentage of Americans who are confused about President Obama’s faith. It also shows that a slight majority of Americans don’t want churches involved in politics.
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WASHINGTON (ABP) -- Some Christians in the United States are quick to cry “persecution” if courts, schools or businesses fail to favor their religion above others. But in places around the world where Christians face beatings, economic reprisal, imprisonment or even death because of their faith, claims of religious persecution in the United States ring hollow.
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (ABP) -- Chilean Baptists’ top leader tearfully thanked Baptist World Alliance officials March 10 for the aid and support shown to her country since its Feb. 27 earthquake -- and said that the needs and opportunities remain great in the devastated South American nation.
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The last time a president attempted health-care reform, it went over like the proverbial lead balloon -- in part due to conservative religious opposition. This year religious groups are engaged on both sides of the issue.

Published in 2009 Archives
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