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Renowned preacher and civil rights leader Gardner Taylor dies

Renowned preacher and civil rights leader Gardner Taylor dies

Gardner Taylor, an African-American Baptist pastor and civil rights leader dubbed the “prince of preachers,” died Easter Sunday, April 5, at age 96.

       
Baptist Briefs: Kentucky school honors BWA leader

Baptist Briefs: Kentucky school honors BWA leader

Campbellsville University presented its leadership award to Baptist World Alliance General Secretary Neville Callam.

       
Racially segregated churches ‘blasphemy,’ SBC leader says

Racially segregated churches ‘blasphemy,’ SBC leader says

Russell Moore says racial reconciliation is not just a cultural, political or social issue but a “gospel issue” for the local church.

       
Glorieta lawsuit dismissed, but plaintiffs file appeal

Glorieta lawsuit dismissed, but plaintiffs file appeal

UPDATED: The U.S. District Court for New Mexico dismissed all claims in a lawsuit an Arkansas couple filed against LifeWay Christian Resources and the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee regarding the sale of Glorieta Conference Center.

       
Baptist Briefs: Boko Haram affects Baptists in Nigeria

Baptist Briefs: Boko Haram affects Baptists in Nigeria

Baptist Briefs: The Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria has affected about 2,000 Baptists and more than 30 churches. Alliance of Baptists joined Bread for the World, Children’s Defense Fund, Faith in Public Life, the National Council of Churches and others to ask Congress to make budget choices that protect low-income and vulnerable people.

       
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.

       
 
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