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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.


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.

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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. 

Louisiana College to seek new president

Louisiana College to seek new president

Rather than losing his job or getting a contract extension, an embattled Baptist college president in Louisiana will return to the classroom with an honorary title, and trustees will search for a new president to replace him.

Pressler says SBC controversy started at Second Baptist in Houston

Pressler says SBC controversy began at Second Baptist in Houston

The “conservative resurgence” that transformed the Southern Baptist Convention three decades ago began in the halls of Second Baptist Church in Houston, the movement’s chief architect told seminary students April 15.

Russell Moore

Moore: U.S. pays price for ‘narrow vision’ of religious liberty

Russell Moore says the loss of the historic Baptist commitment to religious liberty has left U.S. evangelicals ill-prepared for current threats to the free exercise of religion.

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Baptist Briefs: Jeb Bush, Russell Moore to confer

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will meet privately next month with Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore, in an effort to reach out to evangelicals should he decide to run for president in 2016.

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Baptist Briefs: Lipper honors Guidestone

The annual Lipper Fund Awards recognized GuideStone Financial Resources for outstanding fund performance.

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