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Religious leaders seek new trial for Texas death row inmate

Religious leaders seek new trial for Texas death row inmate

More than 500 religious leaders nationwide—including a Texas Baptist seminary professor—have endorsed a petition seeking a new trial for Texas death row inmate Christopher Young because a prospective juror was excluded on the basis of her church membership.

       
Proposed Baylor governance changes fall short, town hall participants insist

Proposed Baylor governance changes fall short, town hall participants insist

Governance changes Baylor University’s board of regents will consider fall short of the drastic action needed to ensure accountability, enhance transparency and restore trust after a sexual abuse scandal, representatives of Bears for Leadership Reform told a town hall meeting.

       
Baylor disinvites former law professor to speak in chapel

Baylor disinvites former law prof to speak in chapel

A former Baylor Law School professor planned to speak to a university chapel about clemency reform and ask a released prisoner to tell his story, but Baylor cancelled his invitation, citing two opinion articles he wrote for the Waco newspaper.

       
Around the State: Christian student leaders meet at ETBU; CLC plans advocacy day

Around the State: Christian student leaders meet at ETBU; CLC plans advocacy day

East Texas Baptist University was host to the 19th annual Christian Association of Student Leaders Conference. The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission will offer workshops and general sessions on public policy advocacy in Austin.

       
Coalition wants to keep minors out of adult prisons

Coalition wants minors out of adult prisons

A broad-based coalition that includes the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission insists tough-on-crime Texas should get smart on crime by raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18.

       

On the Move: Dooley, Lowry and Sensenig

Staff changes announced for churches in Denton and San Antonio.

       
DBU dance team spreads gospel in England

DBU dance team spreads gospel in England

The Dallas Baptist University Patriettes spent a week ministering in Northern England, using dance to share the love of Christ.

       
CBF launches Fellowship Southwest network

CBF launches Fellowship Southwest network

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is launching Fellowship Southwest—a network spanning Texas, Oklahoma and the West.  

       
Experts compare religious freedom in the United States and abroad

Experts compare religious freedom in the United States and abroad

Complaints about religious freedom problems in the United States pale in comparison with atrocities faced by religious minorities abroad, the former U.S. religious freedom ambassador told a forum on tolerance.

       
Ken Starr on shortlist to head international religious freedom commission

Ken Starr on shortlist to head international religious freedom commission

President Trump reportedly is considering naming former Baylor University President Ken Starr to head the State Department’s Commission on International Religious Freedom.

       
Petition asks administration to declare Baylor a sanctuary campus

Petition seeks sanctuary status for Baylor campus

Several doctoral students in Baylor University’s religion department have initiated a petition asking the school’s administration to declare Baylor a sanctuary campus for refugees, immigrants and international visitors.

       
 
 
 
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