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Liberian seminary president denies school property for sale

The president of Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary is disputing reports on the Internet the school is up for sale. (BNG)

       
CBF helps support safe passage of Syrian Christians to Belgium

CBF helps support safe passage of Syrian Christians to Belgium

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship sent $20,000 to field personnel to help facilitate the safe passage of 90 Syrian Christians seeking asylum in Belgium.

       
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Africa’s greatest need: Educated women, Nobel nominee tells Texans

“The reason Africa is suffering is women are not educated. Less than 1 percent of them have received education through high school. They live on less than $3 per month.”

       
Religious freedom deteriorating around the world, commission report says

Religious freedom deteriorating around the world, report says

Religious freedom remains under “serious and sustained assault” around the globe, a new annual report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom asserts.

       
Criminal justice project a step of faith for lawyer and Ugandan youth

Criminal justice project a step of faith for lawyer and Ugandan youth

They come from different worlds—a Pepperdine legal expert and an unjustly accused Ugandan—but Jim Gash and Tumusiime Henry have been touring the United States with the same message: Step out on faith and help others.

       
ISIS brutality drives some Middle Eastern Muslims to Jesus

ISIS brutality drives some Middle Eastern Muslims to Jesus

Atrocities perpetrated by the self-identified Islamic State in Iraq and Syria drives some Muslims in the Middle East away from the faith of their families, a Baptist pastor from Palestine said.

       
Safety from war does not come without struggle

Safety from war does not come without struggle

Through a partnership with the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development, Texas Baptists are helping purchase winter survival materials for Lebanese churches to distribute to the refugees.

       
European Parliament identifies ISIS killing as genocide

European Parliament calls ISIS killing 'genocide'

The European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning the killing of minority Christians and Yazidis by the self-described Islamic State as “genocide.” And a Baptist human rights advocate hopes the United States will follow suit.

       
New study documents shifts in Latin American religious affiliation

New study documents shifts in Latin American religious affiliation

The Pew Research Center reports a significant drop in Catholic membership and identity in Latin America, confirming what Baptist and other Protestant leaders have seen in the religion for 40 years. From BNG

       
In Chiapas faith transforms lives

In Chiapas, faith transforms lives in the ‘Rock Crusher’

In an impoverished area of Chiapas, Mexico, called the "Rock Crusher"—but that could easily be called the "Dream Crusher"—Buckner International seeks to help residents achieve self-sufficiency emotionally, physically, economically or educationally.

       
Baptist leaders in Lebanon and France respond to bombings

Baptist leaders in Lebanon and France respond to bombings

Baptists in Lebanon and France reacted to attacks by the Islamic State—also known as ISIS or ISIL—that occurred in their countries.

       
Evangelicals ponder Christian response to Paris attacks

Evangelicals ponder Christian response to Paris attacks

American evangelical leaders remain at odds over whether the best response to the bloody terrorist attacks in Paris is a war on terrorism and militant Islamic ideology or Christian reconciliation and pacifism.

       
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the rollout of the 2014 Report on International Religious Freedom. (State Department Image)

State Department religious freedom report focuses on terror groups

Secretary of State John Kerry released the annual International Religious Freedom Report and called terror groups the world’s greatest threat to religious freedom.

       
Nepal adopts secular constitution but retains anti-conversion language

Nepal adopts secular constitution but retains anti-conversion language

Lawmakers in Nepal rejected an effort to declare the Himalayan nation a Hindu state, adopting a new constitution Sept. 14 defining Nepal as a secular republic but retaining a controversial anti-conversion clause.

       
Europe's refugee crisis

Europe's refugee crisis stirs consciences, but responses vary

Europe’s refugee crisis has inspired faith communities across the continent to open their doors to the newcomers and advocate for more state and private help, but the urgency of their calls and the depth of responses to them vary from country to country.

       
 
 
 
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