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Mo. church’s $2.2 million bequest largest in Central Seminary history

Central Baptist Theological Seminary has received a more than $2.2 million gift -- the largest in the institution’s history -- from the former members of a St. Louis-area church.

CBF, Global Women agree to three-year partnership

Leaders of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Global Women recently agreed to enter a three-year partnership to meet the needs of women around the world, CBF officials announced July 29.

BWA Prague meeting ushers in new structure, Muslim response

About 400 delegates to the Baptist World Alliance's annual gathering in Prague, Czech Republic, ended their meeting July 25 with approval of a major re-structuring of the organization's governing structure.

Cecil Sherman diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship pioneer Cecil Sherman has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

Pastors' biggest challenges differ by region, BWA speakers say

Global Baptist pastors' problems are as different as the countries and regions in which they minister, according to speakers at the July 21-24 Baptist World Alliance annual gathering in Prague.

BWA meeting in Prague begins with prayer, praise

Nearly 400 delegates to the Baptist World Alliance's annual gathering in Prague, Czech Republic, raised their voices in prayer and singing as the July 21-25 meeting began with a rousing worship service.

CBF ministry to internationals takes place at home, abroad

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel are finding ways to minister to internationals who come to the United States and to individuals who seek refuge in other countries.

Groups ask federal appeals court to halt Kentucky's funding of Baptist agency

Two civil-liberties groups are asking a federal appeals court to stop state funding for Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children, Inc., saying the agency uses the money to promote its religious beliefs to the detriment of employees and children.

Myanmar recovers slowly after Cyclone Nargis

Two months after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar in early May, relief workers report conditions remain desperate.

Daniel Vestal counters BP column that said CBF not ‘truly Christian’

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Daniel Vestal said he is trying to understand why James Smith, editor of the Florida Baptist Witness, said in a column that  CBF is "no longer truly Christian, let alone Baptist.”

Baptist student missionary killed in Peru bus accident

Southern Baptist student missionary Gregory Gomez IV died July 5 in a bus crash in Peru.

Helms, ultra-conservative icon, steeped in moderate Baptist life

Jesse Helms, the Baptist former senator who battled communist oppression but backed right-wing dictators and opposed abortion while appealing to racist sentiment, was a polarizing figure who was lionized by some conservatives and vilified by many liberals.

Michael Clyburn assumes helm at Alderson-Broaddus College

Michael Clyburn began his duties July 1 as president of Alderson-Broaddus College, an American Baptist school in Philippi, W. Va.

CBF worker furthers education for children in Ethiopian town

Dee Donaldson teaches children on the front porch of her home in Hossana, Ethiopia. (CBF photo)

Young CBFers, responding to Sherman, call for end to bitter anti-SBC rhetoric

ATLANTA (ABP) -- In response to controversial comments at the recent Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly, a group of younger CBF supporters has called for an end to “old rhetoric” and for renewed attention to the world’s needs.
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