Lottie Moon

Lottie Moon’s home church now led by woman

With little fanfare, Scottsville Baptist Church in metropolitan Charlottesville, Va., the childhood church of Southern Baptist missions icon Lottie Moon, quietly voted to call its first female pastor.


In Burma, missions comes full circle for American Baptists

Two hundred years after the first American Baptist missionaries arrived in Burma, American Baptist Churches USA and the Myanmar Baptist Convention look forward to a new chapter of cooperation and collaboration in an altered missionary landscape.

BWA Cuba

BWA calls for ending Cuba embargo

Baptist leaders from around the world called on the United States to lift its half-century-old economic embargo on Cuba in a resolution adopted during the Baptist World Alliance annual gathering in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Luter in Africa

Africa journey inspires SBC president to missions challenge

The challenges of reaching people groups in Africa with the gospel hit home to Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter and an ethnically diverse team of pastors during a 10-day journey to Uganda and the Horn of Africa recently.

Contraceptive mandate

Baptist Briefs: Group protests mandate

Just days after the Obama administration issued final rules to religious groups for its contraception mandate, a broad-based religious coalition issued an open letter titled “Standing Together for Religious Freedom.”

CBF General Assembly

Paynter unveils vision for CBF

The new head of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship closed out a two-day General Assembly being described as one of the youngest and most upbeat Baptist meetings in years.


Glorieta residents receive deadline to make major decisions

Some Baptists who lease property at Glorieta Conference Center recently received notice from the new owners—Glorieta 2.0—they have until mid-August to make major decisions about houses built on that land.

Sandy Hook Shootings

Clergy in crisis conference could become model for ministry

Organizers of a conference sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to help ministers and counselors emotionally affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre say they’re prepared to replicate the program if needed.

CBF Moderator report

CBF embraces change during transitional year

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship “embraced the challenge of change” during the past 12 months, CBF Moderator Keith Herron said in his report to the 2013 general assembly in Greensboro, N.C.

The new Jim Crow

Drug war's ‘New Jim Crow’ turns back civil rights

Four decades of America’s war on drugs has brought on a “New Jim Crow” system in the United States, a noted civil rights lawyer and legal scholar told an American Baptist gathering.

Baptist Women in Ministry

Baptist Women in Ministry group marks 30 years

Baptist Women in Ministry celebrated its 30th anniversary in a packed auditorium at First Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., in conjunction with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly.

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