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Baylor implements all 105 Pepper Hamilton recommendations

Baylor implements all 105 Pepper Hamilton recommendations

Baylor University’s board of regents announced the school has completed foundational implementation of the 105 recommendations made by the law firm that investigated its response to sexual assault reports.

       
House approves protection for religious child welfare agencies

House approves protection for religious child welfare agencies

The Texas House approved a bill that protects the right of religious child welfare agencies that serve as providers in the state’s child welfare system to exercise their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

       
TBM continues disaster relief in East Texas

TBM continues disaster relief in East Texas

After out-of-town television news crews moved on to other assignments and public attention shifted to other parts of the state, Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers continue work in tornado-ravaged parts of East Texas.

       
Exodus satisfies hunger for change in life

Exodus satisfies hunger for change in life

Terri will never forget when she opened the refrigerator and pantry in her apartment at Exodus Ministries and found them fully stocked with food.

       
Passion for service at church inspired college return after 30 years

Passion for service at church inspired college return after 30 years

A desire to be equipped better for service in his church inspired Kevin Harmon to return to college in 2012 after a 30-year hiatus. He is graduating this spring from Baylor University at age 51.

       
Congreso challenges students to become Change Makers

Congreso challenges students to become Change Makers

At Texas Baptists’ Change Maker Student Conference, traditionally known as Congreso, 2,400 students heard the challenge not to let fear dictate how they follow Jesus.

       
Dallas faith community identifies hunger solutions

Dallas coalition and faith community identify hunger solutions

At least 1,000 high school students enrolled in Dallas schools experience food insecurity due to homelessness, but congregations and other community organizations can help meet some of their needs, a veteran school district administrator told representatives of the Dallas-area faith community.

       
Baylor records oral histories of genocide survivors

Baylor records oral histories of genocide survivors

Researchers with Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History have created an online exhibit, conducting extensive interviews in the homes of 14 people who faced atrocities in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur and Burundi but managed to escape and immigrate to the United States.  

       

Baptist Standard, CommonCall win national awards

Baptist Standard Publishing recently received 15 national awards from the Associated Church Press and the Evangelical Press Association.

       
Baptists minister to survivors of East Texas tornadoes

Baptists minister to survivors of East Texas tornadoes

Nine tornadoes cut a 51-mile swath through East Texas April 29, destroying homes, splintering trees and claiming at least four lives. As soon as local officials allowed volunteers into the area, Baptists swept in to help survivors pick up the pieces.

       
Texas Baptist couple serves British congregation

Texas Baptist couple serves British church

When Robert and Carel Shehane learned small Baptist churches in England needed volunteers to serve interim pastorates, the veteran missionaries saw it as a perfect fit.

       
TBM volunteers support evangelistic outreach, gain experience

TBM volunteers support evangelistic outreach, gain experience

Between Easter and Pentecost, Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers not only are supporting efforts to revive churches and share the gospel, but also gaining hands-on experience working in a field kitchen.

       
Ex-offender finds freedom in Christ

Ex-offender finds freedom in Christ

Prison isn’t a place where people expect to find freedom, but that’s where it happened for Lovinah Igbani.

       
Most Texas voters support criminal justice reform

Most Texas voters support criminal justice reform

More than three-fourths of Texas voters believe 17-year-old offenders should be treated as juveniles rather than adults, and an even greater number support alternatives to incarceration for some nonviolent low-level drug-related crimes, a newly released survey revealed.

       
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CBF of Texas supports ministry students who will lose scholarships

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas has established a fund to support ministry students who will lose their scholarships because their congregations have been removed from the Baptist General Convention of Texas for affirming same-sex relationships.

       
 
 
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