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Liberian Baptist leader returns home after lengthy delay due to Ebola

Liberian Baptist leader returns home after delay due to Ebola

Liberian Baptist leader Emile Sam-Peal is finally going home after being stranded five months in America because of Ebola-related flight cancellations

       
Orphans abandoned and shunned in Africa’s Ebola crisis

Orphans abandoned and shunned in Africa’s Ebola crisis

As Ebola continues its rampage across Liberia and elsewhere in West Africa, thousands of children are taking a double hit: losing parents to the fatal virus and then being shunned by relatives who fear they will catch the disease.

       
Mideast Christians appeal for action

Mideast Christians appeal for action

Christian minorities are in danger of being eradicated in the Middle East, leaders of evangelical and Protestant denominations in Syria and Lebanon said in a joint statement.

       
Lebanese Baptist leader wants Mideast Christians to stay,  not flee

Lebanese Baptist leader wants Mideast Christians to stay, not flee

Lebanese Baptist leader Nabil Costa is urging Christians in the West not only to pray for Christians fleeing violence in his region but also to lobby their governments to “empower a Christian presence in the Middle East.”

       
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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.

       
 
 
 
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