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Missionaries serving refugees in Middle East exercise extra sensitivity

Serving war-ravaged refugees, including indigenous Christian groups, in the Middle East requires extra cultural and religious sensitivity among missionaries living in cultures that do not value religious freedom, experts say.

Liberian seminary responds to Ebola crisis

Liberian seminary responds to Ebola crisis

The interim president of a Baptist seminary forced out of Liberia by the Ebola outbreak says the crisis is taking a toll far greater than those who catch the illness.

Ebola comments by conservative pundits prompt Christian backlash

Ebola comments by pundits prompt Christian backlash

Prominent conservative voices are criticizing the decision to bring two medical missionaries who contracted Ebola back to the United States for treatment. And some evangelicals are aghast at their comments.

Baptists establish training institute to equip leaders in postmodern Finland

Baptists establish institute to equip leaders in postmodern Finland

Baptists establishing relationships in Finland encounter a postmodern stance that embraces the idea that all truth is relative. And if you ask a Finn if he believes in God, he often will respond, “That’s my business, not yours.”

Pastor makes gains in postmodern Iceland

Pastor makes gains in postmodern Iceland

Baptist pastor and church planter Gunnar Gunnarsson lives in a world of opposites and extreme contrasts in Iceland, where 90 percent of Iceland’s population say they are Christian but 10 percent or less go to church regularly.

Meriam Ibrahim freed from Sudan

Meriam Ibrahim freed from Sudan

Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman spared a death sentence for apostasy in Sudan, met Pope Francis at the Vatican July 24 after she was flown to Rome by the Italian government following a vigorous international campaign to free her.

Hospice kit buckets bring comfort in Africa

Hospice kit buckets bring comfort in Africa

Hospice kits packed by volunteers and distributed through the Baptist Global Response “Bucket Project” is bringing relief to thousands of terminally ill people in Africa.

Students use ‘yellow card strategy’ during World Cup evangelism

Students use ‘yellow card strategy’ during World Cup evangelism

About 600,000 visitors converged on Rio de Janeiro and 11 other host cities in Brazil for the FIFA World Cup. But other visitors to Rio arrived with another goal in mind—sharing the message of Jesus Christ.

Anti-trafficking campaigner honored with BWA award

Anti-trafficking campaigner honored with BWA award

Ilie Coada, a Baptist pastor in Moldova who has worked tirelessly against human trafficking and the sex trade in his country, has received the Baptist World Alliance’s Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award.

Christian woman released from death row in Sudan, detained at airport

Miriam Ibrahim released, but can't leave Sudan

Updated: Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian doctor sentenced to death for apostasy, was set free after an appeal court canceled the death sentence, but she can't leave the country.

Ukrainian, Russian Baptists remain united, historian insists

Ukrainian, Russian Baptists still united, historian insists

Baptists in Ukraine and Russia likely will maintain unity beyond contentious political elections and Vladimir Putin's nationalistic aggression, but the United States could do more to contain the crisis, historian Albert W. Wardin Jr. said.

Uganda ministry to Sudan refugees

Ministry in Uganda offers hope to refugees from Sudan

Eight years ago, a woman from South Sudan fled armed conflict in her homeland, seeking refuge in Kampala, Uganda. Today, she spearheads a sewing ministry that provides livelihood for refugees.

Michael Gott in Ukraine

Michael Gott sees 'holy desperation’ in Ukraine

The Ukrainian crisis has kindled an interdenominational prayer movement in the nation, said a Baptist evangelist who ministers there and has accepted an invitation from Ukrainian Baptists to preach on a national day of mourning in Kiev.

Evangelical support for Israel

Is support for Israel waning among evangelicals?

Several mainline churches and international church bodies have passed resolutions on divesting money or boycotting products made in Israel because of its occupation of the Palestinian territories. But are Evangelicals dropping support for Israel, too?

Elevation of Ukrainian leader puts spotlight on Baptists

Elevation of Ukrainian leader puts spotlight on Baptists

Instability in Ukraine cast a spotlight on the former Soviet republic’s minority Baptist religious population with the selection of interim president Oleksandr Turchynov, a lay preacher at the Word of Life Center in Kiev, part of the Evangelical Baptist Union of Ukraine.

 
 
 
 
 
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