After nearly three years of waiting, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service granted asylum to a Baptist minister and his family who were deported from Kazakhstan.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Officials with the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative urged President Obama to appoint a special envoy to Nigeria and the Lake Chad region of Africa to deal with what they called “one of the worst humanitarian crises of our day.”
The president of Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary is disputing reports on the Internet the school is up for sale. (BNG)
By Bob Allen / Baptist News Global
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship sent $20,000 to field personnel to help facilitate the safe passage of 90 Syrian Christians seeking asylum in Belgium.
By Aaron Weaver / Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
“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.”
By Marv Knox / Editor
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.
By Aysha Khan / Religion News Service
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.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
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.
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.
By Leah Reynolds/Texas Baptist Communications
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.
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
By Jeff Brumley / Baptist News Global
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.
By Russ Dilday / Buckner International