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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.

       
Howell and Stripling to receive Texas Baptist Legacy Awards

Howell and Stripling to receive Texas Baptist Legacy Awards

Elmin Howell, founding director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas River Ministry, and Paul Stripling, executive director emeritus of Waco Baptist Association, will receive the 2017 Texas Baptist Legacy Awards.

       
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Baylor University elects Linda Livingstone to return as 15th president

Baylor University has elected Linda Livingtone, dean of George Washington University's School of Business and a former Baylor faculty member and administrator, as its 15th president.

       
Texas CLC backs package of pro-life legislation in House

Texas CLC backs package of pro-life legislation

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission joined the Texas Alliance for Life, the Texans for Life Coalition and the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops in supporting what proponents call “a thoughtful package of pro-life legislation” in the Texas House of Representatives.

       
Texas Baptist professors denounce political sins and confess complicity

Texas Baptist professors denounce political sins and confess complicity

More than two-dozen faculty and staff at six Texas Baptist universities joined 1,100 other Christian scholars who signed a statement of confession and commitment denouncing a political environment “marked by fear, polarization and violence.”

       
Texas Baptists help provide water for Liberian community

Texas Baptists help provide clean water for Liberian community

Two Forth Worth churches—Birdville Baptist and Haltom Road Baptist Church—jointly sponsored a walkathon to raise money for a water tower project in Liberia.

       
Editor Knox to leave Standard for CBF Southwest leadership role

Editor Knox to leave Standard for CBF Southwest leadership role

After almost 22 years on the Baptist Standard staff, editor Marv Knox will leave for a leadership position with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

       
 
 
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