Southern Baptist student missionary Gregory Gomez IV died July 5 in a bus crash in Peru.
By Lee Ann Marcel
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.
By Robert Marus
Dee Donaldson teaches children on the front porch of her home in Hossana, Ethiopia. (CBF photo)
By Charlotte Tubbs
Michael Clyburn began his duties July 1 as president of Alderson-Broaddus College, an American Baptist school in Philippi, W. Va.
By ABP staff
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (ABP) — Baptists, of all people, should defend the rights of minorities against the majority, an American Baptist leader told supporters of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty June 20.
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.
By Vicki Brown
ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (ABP) — In appreciation for “consistent and generous support” for Ouachita Baptist University, trustees named the Arkansas school’s social-science division for Buddy Sutton, a prominent Little Rock attorney.
RICHMOND, Va. (ABP) — Trustees of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond have elected Israel Galindo as the 19-year-old school’s new dean.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (ABP) — Baptist supporters of women in church leadership looked back on 25 years of triumphs and setbacks June 18 as Baptist Women in Ministry celebrated its first quarter-century in Memphis, Tenn.
By Lee Ann Marcel and Rachel Mehlhaff
An update on how the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is helping achieve the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals—a commitment the organization’s decision-making body made last fall—topped the agenda of the CBF’s annual general assembly June 19-20.
By Robert Dilday, Virginia Religious Herald
Texas Baptists must multiply their efforts to minister to “those the Bible singles out for special attention—widows, orphans and strangers,” Rick McClatchey challenged members of the Texas Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
By Marv Knox, Editor
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (ABP) — Fred Shuttlesworth, one of the last remaining lions of the Civil Rights Movement, received the Whitsitt Courage Award at a meeting of Baptist historians in Memphis, Tenn., June 19.
By Marv Knox