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Texas judge blocks Obama transgender bathroom rules


Judge blocks transgender bathroom school rules

A federal judge in Texas has sided with school districts opposing the Obama administration’s directive on transgender bathrooms, temporarily blocking the directive just before on the first day of school in most Texas districts.

       
CommonCall: Following Jesus in an election season

CommonCall: Following Jesus in a contentious election season

“There’s a sweet, sweet spirit in this place,” the congregation sings on Sunday morning. And it’s often true—right up until somebody says something about politics. Then battle lines form, and Christian soldiers rally around their cause or candidate.

       
CommonCall: Mobilizing advocates for Texas schoolchildren

CommonCall: Mobilizing advocates for Texas schoolchildren

Charles Foster Johnson approaches public education with the fervor of an evangelist, committed to converting pastors into advocates for the schools in their neighborhoods and in all Texas communities.

       
Buckner enables parents to provide school supplies for children

Buckner enables parents to provide school supplies for their children

 The Buckner Family Hope Center in Aldine provided more than 300 children backpacks full of school supplies, one of a series of Buckner back-to-school events across the state.

       
Businesses benefit by linking employee rewards to ethics

Businesses benefit by linking employee rewards to ethics and core values

Some prominent companies are tying company core values such as honesty and respect into annual employee awards and job performance evaluations, according to a Baylor University study.

       
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Starr leaves Baylor Law; cuts final tie to university

Ken Starr is leaving the Baylor University Law School, completing his third and final step of separation from the Texas Baptist university he once led.

       
Sexual assaults at Baylor prompted other schools to examine policies

Sexual assaults at Baylor prompted other schools to examine policies

Sexual violence at Baylor University prompted some other schools affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas to examine—and, in certain cases, revise—policies and procedures related to sexual abuse, assault or harassment.

       
Sexual assaults at Baylor prompted other schools to examine policies

Sexual assaults at Baylor prompted other schools to examine policies

Sexual violence at Baylor University prompted some other schools affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas to examine—and, in certain cases, revise—policies and procedures related to sexual abuse, assault or harassment.

       
Texas Baptist universities educate students about sexual assault prevention

Texas Baptist universities educate students about sexual assault prevention

When Texas Baptist university students report to campus for the fall semester, they can expect to hear plenty about how to recognize and prevent sexual violence.

       
Policies and resources in place for survivors of campus sexual violence

Policies and resources in place for survivors of campus sexual violence

Texas Baptist universities have similar—although not identical—policies in place for students who report incidents of sexual violence, and they have varied resources available for survivors.

       
Around the State: Investiture of president at HSU; summer graduation at DBU

Around the State: Investiture of HSU president; DBU summer graduation

Eric Bruntmyer's presidential investiture ceremony set at Hardin-Simmons University. Honorary doctorate awarded at Dallas Baptist University summer graduation.

       
TBM prepares to serve flood victims in Louisiana

TBM prepares to serve flood victims in Louisiana

Texas Baptist Men mobilized disaster relief volunteers to serve victims of floods in southern Louisiana that damaged or destroyed at least 40,000 homes.

       
Texans train on ‘the next great mission field’

Texans train on ‘the next great mission field’

Three Texas Baptists spent the week of Aug. 7 in South Dakota, teaching 24 Native Americans leadership skills in crisis resiliency, suicide intervention and volunteer chaplaincy.

       
Lack of a backpack sparked a life change for South Texas teen

Lack of a backpack sparked a life change for South Texas teen

Sometimes, something as simple as a plastic shopping bag can have such an impact on someone’s life.

       
Baylor displays Nagasaki Cross created from atomic blast debris

Baylor displays Nagasaki Cross created from atomic blast debris

Baylor University marked the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, by launching a yearlong display of the Nagasaki Cross, a sculpture made of materials salvaged from a middle school building damaged by the blast.

       
 
 
 
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