African-American Baptists collaborate to help Haiti

Presidents of five historically African-American Baptist denominations announced Feb. 12 they were collaborating to respond more effectively to human need in Haiti.

Idaho church hopeful that members in Haiti will be released

Leaders of a Southern Baptist church in Idaho said Feb. 11 they were encouraged by reports that a judge in Haiti has recommended release of 10 mission volunteers being held on child-kidnapping charges but were still awaiting official word.

Seminary president labels Southern Baptist mission strategy 'heresy'

The president of Liberty Theological Seminary has labeled a method used by Southern Baptist missionaries to spread the gospel in Muslim lands deceptive and heretical.

Baptist prof fears Haiti arrests will set back adoption movement

A Southern Baptist seminary professor says the arrests of a group of U.S. Baptists accused of trying to remove children from earthquake-stricken Haiti without proper documentation could give a black eye to a budding movement of evangelicals who view adoption as a means of spreading the gospel.

Missionaries offer comfort to injured quake victims from Haiti

Haiti AidInternational Mission Board missionaries help break through language barriers as a clinic in the Dominican Republic swells with injured victims of Haiti's earthquake.

Former Southwest Baptist University student pleads guilty to assault

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (ABP) -- A former football player at Southwest Baptist University pleaded guilty Jan. 25 to second-degree assault in a 2006 beating that left a Bolivar, Mo., man permanently disabled.

Baptist World Aid workers say situation in Haiti still desperate

A Baptist rescue team in Haiti described the situation there as desperate more than two weeks after a massive earthquake devastated the island nation Jan. 12.

Haitians seek shelter near church in Port-au-Prince

Haiti ShilohA blue tarp tied to what is left of Shiloh Baptist Church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, serves as a safe haven for some members who survived the Jan. 12 earthquake.Video Included


U.S. Baptists issue urgent fundraising appeals for Haiti

 Baptist groups in the United States have launched urgent funding appeals for earthquake relief in Haiti.

Church historian: No easy predictions for Baptists’ next 400 years

Nobody can predict with certainty what the next 400 years hold for Baptists—or for any religious denomination, church historian Martin Marty told a gathering at Baylor University.

Baptist World Alliance rescue team arrives in Haiti

A Baptist World Aid Rescue24 team has arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and has begun work in a local clinic, according to a news release from the Baptist World Alliance.

Baptist Briefs

Texas Baptist church employees are invited to participate in the 2010 Southern Baptist Convention Church Compensation Survey, provided through the joint efforts of Baptist state conventions, LifeWay Christian Resources and GuideStone Financial Resources.

Baptist pastor among dead in Haiti

Baptists in Haiti mourned the death of a beloved pastor killed in the Jan. 12 earthquake.

ABC, CBF plan multi-pronged responses to Haitian earthquake

American Baptists plan to tap both international relief efforts and local churches with strong ties to the Haitian-American community in responding to human suffering caused by the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti.

Baptists prep for immediate, long-term responses to Haiti quake

Baptist groups in the United States are gearing up for both immediate and long-term responses to the earthquake that killed thousands in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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