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LifeWay downtown Nashville campus under contract of sale

LifeWay downtown Nashville campus under contract of sale

LifeWay Christian Resources has found a buyer for its campus in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

Registration for messengers and local hotels has opened for the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, June 16-17, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio’s capital city.

Baptist Briefs: Registration open for SBC annual meeting

Registration for messengers and local hotels has opened for the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, June 16-17, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio’s capital city.

More than 80,000 Bibles shipped to Cuba for churches

More than 80,000 Bibles shipped to Cuba for churches

Three 40-foot containers packed with 83,723 Spanish-language Bibles are expected to arrive in Havana March 25.

Baptist Briefs: Louisiana College elects president

Baptist Briefs: Louisiana College elects president

Trustees of the Louisiana Baptist Convention-related college unanimously elected Rick Brewer, vice president of student affairs and athletics at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, S.C., as Louisiana College’s 11th president.

Theology students report own lives transformed by teaching inmates

Theology students report own lives transformed by teaching inmates

It’s been hard for some to fathom how a condemned prisoner earned a certificate in theology on Georgia’s death row.

WorldCrafts adds artisan groups and products

WorldCrafts adds artisan groups and products

WorldCrafts, the fair-trade initiative of Woman’s Missionary Union, has added to its worldwide network of partners artisan groups from Rwanda and South Bronx to offer more than 150 products this year.

WMU grants help Liberian schools to re-open

As Ebola crisis subsides, WMU grants will help Liberian schools re-open

Grants totaling $44,000 from national Woman’s Missionary Union and the WMU Foundation will help re-open Liberian schools closed since the Ebola crisis.

Southern Baptist leaders urge Obama to defend ‘the least of these’ against ISIS

SBC leaders urge Obama to defend ‘the least of these’ against ISIS

Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and former SBC leaders called on President Obama to defend “the least of these” against the Islamic State, the militant Islamist group that’s also known as ISIS or ISIL.

Baptist Briefs: Fired Atlanta fire chief sues city

Baptist Briefs: Fired Atlanta fire chief sues city

Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran filed a federal lawsuit against the city claiming he was fired because of his religious beliefs.

Concern for children, not animus toward gays, prompts activism, religious groups insist

Concern for children, not ill will, prompts activism, religious groups insist

Faith groups, including the moral concerns arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, say they bear no ill-will toward homosexual couples but do not want them to be allowed to marry.

Southern Baptists try to diversify churches, but will it work?

Southern Baptists try to diversify churches, but will it work?

The SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is planning a Gospel and Racial Reconciliation Summit March 26-27 in Nashville, and African-American church leaders’ reactions are ranging from polite skepticism to hopeful support.

Baptist Briefs: Churches burned in Niger

Baptist Briefs: Churches burned in Niger

At least 68 churches, two of them Baptist, have been burned in the West African country of Niger after attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group.

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Watchman on the wall: Brent Walker reflects on 25 years in D.C.

For 25 years, Brent Walker has observed the religious-liberty landscape from a perch at the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court. Baptist News Global asked him to look back over his quarter-century on the “serpentine wall” of church-state separation.

Baptist Briefs: Alabama convention warns against gay weddings

Baptist Briefs: Alabama convention warns against gay weddings

Churches of Southern Baptist ministers who conduct marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples in Alabama risk losing their standing with the Alabama Baptist Convention.

LifeWay trustees authorize sale of headquarters

LifeWay trustees authorize sale of headquarters

Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources have authorized the administration to sell all or part of the Southern Baptist Convention publisher’s campus in Nashville, Tenn., for what a broker determines to be a fair market value.

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