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Pope inspired Baptists who work with marginalized

Pope inspired Baptists who work with marginalized

Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States energized immigration activists in a speech to Congress and gave hope to prison inmates in Philadelphia. But even before arriving on U.S. soil, the pontiff also inspired those who work in urban and church ministries.

       
Baptist leaders from varied perspectives gather to defend religious liberty

Baptists from varied perspectives gather to defend religious liberty

Suzii Paynter of CBF, Brent Walker of the BJC and the SBC's Russell Moore, among other Baptist leaders, gathered at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to discuss religious liberty issues around the nation and world.

       
Baptists globally continue assistance to refugees

Baptists globally continue assistance to refugees

Baptist World Aid distributed more than $65,000 in emergency refugee support as Baptists in Serbia and Croatia joined Baptists in Germany, Hungary, Sweden and other European nations in providing aid.

       
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Pope Francis improves Protestant pastors’ views of Catholic Church

Pope Francis is boosting the reputation of the Roman Catholic Church among Protestant pastors in the United States according to a recent LifeWay survey.

       
Young ministers learn demands of pastorate in residency programs

Young ministers learn demands of pastorate in residency programs

Teaching young leaders how to engage ministry without getting “chewed up” is the aim of a growing number of congregations.

       
Baptist Briefs: Flagpole prayer event marks anniversary

Baptist Briefs: Flagpole prayer event marks anniversary

Sept. 23 marked the 25th annual See You At The Pole, a student-initiated, student-led event that started with 10 students in Texas in 1990 who wanted to pray for their school.

       
Churches can aid veterans affected by troop reduction

Churches can aid veterans affected by troop reduction

Churches have the potential to assist U.S. Army veterans who may find themselves retired prematurely within two years.

       
European Baptist missionaries evacuated from Cameroon after bombings

European Baptist Missionaries evacuated in Cameroon after bombings

German-based Baptist mission agency EBM International—formerly European Baptist Mission—evacuated all its missionaries and volunteers from the Far North province in Cameroon following a series of bombings by Boko Haram.

       
Baptists join other faith leaders in pledge to fight hunger

Baptists join other faith leaders in pledge to fight hunger

Baptist leaders joined about 100 top officials from all major faith groups calling for a shift in national priorities to end hunger and poverty.

       
Baptist Briefs: CBF allocates funds for Syrian refugee relief

Baptist Briefs: CBF allocates funds for Syrian refugee relief

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship sent $15,000 to field personnel in Macedonia and Lebanon to assist with humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees.

       
Adult coloring books emerging as popular spiritual practice

Adult coloring books emerging as popular spiritual practice

Using crayons, colored pens or pencils to focus the mind while praying or to contemplate Scripture can be as beneficial as walking a prayer labyrinth or creating an icon, say ministers of spiritual formation.

       
Paige Patterson details missiological ‘battle’ at IMB

Paige Patterson details missiological ‘battle’ at IMB

Four months before the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board announced plans to eliminate between 600 and 800 jobs, a seminary president said about 750 missionaries need to be removed because they are ineffective or doctrinally unsound.

       
Baptists aid refugees in Europe

Baptists aid refugees in Europe

Baptists continue to provide assistance to more than 300,000 refugees who have streamed into Europe—the largest mass migration since World War II.

       
Baptist Briefs: Judges criticize ruling

Baptist Briefs: Judges criticize ruling against GuideStone

Judges criticize earlier ruling against GuideStone. S.C. Baptists seek answers from university trustees.

       
IMB announces voluntary retirement incentive details

IMB announces voluntary retirement incentive details

In the first phase of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board’s plan to address revenue shortfalls, leaders announced details of a voluntary retirement incentive during meetings with personnel.

       
 
 
 
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