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Baptist Joint Committee joins Nevada brief opposing school vouchers

Baptist Joint Committee joins Nevada brief opposing school vouchers

Funneling taxpayer funds to religious schools through a voucher program compromises religious liberty, according to a legal brief filed at the Nevada Supreme Court and joined by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

       
Houston pastor named to committee to guide CBF Illumination Project 



Houston pastor named to committee to guide CBF Illumination Project 



Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Moderator Doug Dortch appointed a Houston pastor to a five-member ad hoc committee that will oversee implementation of the Illumination Project.

       
Advocate still sees need to step up for religious freedom

Walker still sees need to boost religious freedom

Brent Walker serves as executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, making him a key voice for Baptists in the nation’s capital. Working for the BJC more than a quarter-century, Walker remains passionate about religious liberty and the heritage Baptists have in that area. (BNG)

       
BWA adds three new member groups

BWA adds three new member groups

The Baptist World Alliance welcomed three new member organizations during its general council meeting in Vancouver.

       
Analysis: Southern Baptists will need a bigger tent

Analysis: Southern Baptists will need a bigger tent

Not too long ago, the Southern Baptist Convention was known more for what—and often who—it rejected than what it included. But over the past decade, that began to change.

       
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CBF condemns violence against LGBTQ persons

God is in Christ, reconciling the world unto Godself, making all of us into a single family. We stand united in condemning anyone who questions the full worth of LGBTQ persons before God or as citizens of our country. We reject any language and condemn any person who advocates violence against LGBTQ persons. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship governing board statement

       

Human rights advocate elected to top NABF leadership role

Human rights activist Elijah Brown has been elected general secretary of the North American Baptist Fellowship, succeeding congregational leadership coach and author George Bullard, the organization has announced. (BNG)

       
CBF seeks to model deliberative dialogue and unity through cooperation

CBF seeks to model deliberative dialogue and unity through cooperation

In a divisive national climate, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will seek to model unity through cooperation and deliberative dialogue, CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter told the group’s governing board.

       

CBF launches task force on clergy sexual misconduct

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship governing board approved a task force on clergy sexual misconduct June 21 in a meeting prior to the CBF General Assembly in Greensboro, N.C. (BNG)

       
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SBC resolutions address culture, ministry issues

Southern Baptist Convention messengers adopted a dozen resolutions during their annual meeting in St. Louis in mid-June.

       
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SBC to consider 10 motions in coming year

Motions presented at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting included a request for SBC agencies and institutions to open their  meetings to the public.

       
Churches need to ‘pass the salt and turn on the light’

Churches need to ‘pass the salt, turn on the light’

Responsibility for racial reconciliation rests at the doorsteps of the church and can be achieved only through the gospel in action, a diverse panel of Baptist pastors told the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

       
Southern Baptists reject Confederate flag displays

Southern Baptists reject Confederate flag displays

Messengers to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention renounced display of the Confederate battle flag.

       
WMU urged not to grow weary in doing good

WMU urged not to grow weary in doing good

Missionary Sabastian Vazquez couldn’t fight back the tears as he stood before a group of women whose legacy led to four generations of pastors in his family.

       
Baptists urge prayers, compassion and solidarity after Orlando shooting

Baptists urge prayers, compassion and solidarity after Orlando shooting

Baptists joined others from varied faith communities in calling for prayer, compassion and solidarity after a gunman killed 49 people and injured another 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

       
 
 
 
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