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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.

Lottie Moon Offering

Baptist Briefs: Lottie Moon Offering third largest

Southern Baptists gave $149.3 million to the 2012 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions.

Luter in Uganda

Southern Baptists push for more African-American missionaries

Luter wants more members of his New Orleans congregation—as well as more of the nation’s Southern Baptists—to take overseas missions seriously.

Glorieta

Glorieta sold to Christian camping group

LifeWay Christian Resources has found a buyer for Glorieta Conference Centera group of Christian businessmen and camping professionals who funded and formed a new nonprofit corporation called Glorieta 2.0.

SBC WMU

WMU celebrates 125 years of missions

Missions stories from Africa, Asia and the Americas highlighted the 125th anniversary celebration of national Woman’s Missionary Union during the group’s 2013 missions celebration and annual meeting in Houston.

Gregg and Donna Fort

Missionary warns of competition for converts

An international missionary in Zimbabwe told Southern Baptists they need to worry not only about unreached people groups, but also about competition for new converts from other Christian and non-Christian faiths.

Luter resolutions

SBC critiques Scout policy but no call for mass exodus

The Southern Baptist Convention stopped short of urging churches to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America in a resolution condemning the organization’s recent decision to drop its ban on gay Scouts.

Fred Luter

Luter sails to second term as SBC president

Fred Luter Jr., pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, was re-elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Mike Huckabee

Huckabee: Is church tax-exemption worth it?

Former Arkansas governor turned media personality Mike Huckabee asked Southern Baptist pastors to consider whether tax breaks from the government are worth the accompanying restrictions on political speech.

Russell Moore

SBC ethics leader willing to work with moderates

The new leader of the Southern Baptist Convention’s moral concerns agency says he hopes to build working relationships with moderate and cooperative Baptists, and he will not treat those who disagree with SBC positions as adversaries.

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