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.
07/22/2008 - By Robert Marus
Two months after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar in early May, relief workers report conditions remain desperate.
07/17/2008 - By Staff, Baptist Standard
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.”
07/10/2008 - By Jim White
Southern Baptist student missionary Gregory Gomez IV died July 5 in a bus crash in Peru.
07/09/2008 - 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.
07/08/2008 - By Robert Marus
Dee Donaldson teaches children on the front porch of her home in Hossana, Ethiopia. (CBF photo)
07/06/2008 - By Charlotte Tubbs
Michael Clyburn began his duties July 1 as president of Alderson-Broaddus College, an American Baptist school in Philippi, W. Va.
07/06/2008 - 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.
06/25/2008 - By Robert Marus
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.
06/25/2008 - 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.
06/24/2008 - By ABP staff
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.
06/23/2008 - By Lee Ann Marcel and Rachel Mehlhaff