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Baptist Briefs: SBC to honor Hobby Lobby, imprisoned pastor

Baptist Briefs: SBC to honor Hobby Lobby, imprisoned pastor

During their annual meeting in Baltimore, Md., Southern Baptists will honor the Christian owners of Hobby Lobby for refusing to pay for employee insurance coverage for birth control methods as required by Obamacare and an Iranian-American pastor imprisoned in Iran.

SBC agencies support GuideStone lawsuit in contraceptive case

SBC agencies support GuideStone lawsuit in contraceptive case

Three sister Southern Baptist Convention entities filed a brief supporting GuideStone Financial Resources’ objection to the Obamacare contraceptive mandate.

Baptist Briefs: Serbian Baptists appeal for help after floods.

Baptist Briefs: Serbian Baptists appeal for help after floods

Baptists in Serbia are appealing for assistance for victims of deadly floods that inundated large parts of southeast Europe.

immy Carter builds post-presidential legacy

Jimmy Carter builds post-presidential legacy

There was Jimmy Carter the president and Jimmy Carter the Habitat homebuilder. Now, meet Jimmy Carter 3.0—international advocate for women’s rights.

Southern Baptist leaders lament declines in baptisms and attendance

SBC leaders lament declines in baptisms and attendance

The number of churches affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention grew slightly in 2013, but other key measures declined, according to the Annual Church Profile compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions.

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Baptist Briefs: Death sentence for Sudanese Christian condemned

American Baptist and Southern Baptist leaders spoke out against a death sentence imposed on a pregnant Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith.

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Baptist Briefs: Court dismisses Louisiana College suit

The Supreme Court of Louisiana refused to hear arguments by four former professors at Louisiana College who claimed administrators violated the school’s academic freedom policy and broke conditions of an earlier defamation lawsuit settled out of court in 1997.

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Baptist Briefs: BWA calls for prayer for Ukraine

The Baptist World Alliance and European Baptist Federation called on Baptists worldwide to pray for Christians in Ukraine.

Coalition says police need better training when confronting mentally ill

Coalition says police need better training when confronting mentally ill

Better police training about how to interact with people with mental health conditions and developmental disabilities can prevent needless tragedy, an American Baptist official told a Senate panel.

Baptist Briefs: Amy Butler recommended at Riverside Church

Baptist Briefs: Amy Butler recommended at Riverside Church

Riverside Church in Manhattan has recommended Amy Butler, senior minister at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., as its seventh senior pastor—the first woman to lead the congregation in its 83-year history.

Steven Porter to CBF post

CBF names Steven Porter global missions coordinator

Steven Porter, a lecturer in missions and global Christianity at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary and missions strategist with experience in urban ministry, has been named global missions coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Peacemaking

Activists reflect on Baptist peacemaking

A lot of Baptists and other Christians are "peacemakers" without even knowing it.

Glen Stassen dies

Baptist peacemaker Glen Stassen dead at 78

Glen Stassen, a Baptist theologian widely known for his work on the ethics of war and peace, died April 26 in Pasadena, Calif., following a battle with cancer. He was 78.

Baptist Briefs

Baptist Briefs: Caner suit dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a Georgia Baptist college president’s lawsuit against a blogger who posted video to support allegations that a famous “Jihad to Jesus” testimony is bogus.

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Baptist Briefs: Ukraine, Russia Baptist leaders meet

The heads of the Baptist unions in Ukraine and Russia met recently for the first time since a political crisis began last November, putting the two nations on the brink of war. 

 
 
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