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Around the State: Baylor names Wolf to religious freedom chair

Around the State: Baylor names Wolf to religious freedom chair

Former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf has been named the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University.

       
Texas Tidbits: DBU music program reaccredited

Texas Tidbits: DBU music program reaccredited

The National Association of Schools of Music granted reaccreditation to Dallas Baptist University’s music department.

       

On the Move: Rich Lubbers

Rich Lubbers to First Baptist Church in Norman, Okla., as minister to youth from First Baptist Church in Oglesby, where he was pastor.

       
Baptist Briefs: Ergun Caner steps down from college post

Baptist Briefs: Ergun Caner steps down from college post

Ergun Caner, the controversial president of Georgia Baptist Convention-affiliated Brewton-Parker College, resigned Jan. 20, saying his son’s suicide six months ago has left him emotionally unequipped to provide the kind of leadership the institution needs.

       
BWA taps CBF as U.N. liaison for religious liberty

BWA taps CBF as U.N. liaison for religious liberty

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has agreed to function as liaison for religious liberty on behalf of the Baptist World Alliance, CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter reported to the group’s Governing Board.

       
Racial reconciliation must start with churches, pastors say

Racial reconciliation must start with churches, pastors say

More than 2,500 people attended the second Movement Day Greater Dallas event in Dallas, representing a diverse Christian leadership from business, education, health care, nonprofit organizations, government and churches hoping to transform the city through the cooperative efforts of God’s people.

       
GOP abandons anti-abortion bill, angering religious conservatives on Roe anniversary

GOP drops anti-abortion bill, angering religious conservatives

Abortion opponents—marking the annual March for Life in Washington and anticipating legislative gains in the Republican-dominated Congress—were thrown into disarray when GOP leaders unexpectedly withdrew an anti-abortion bill they considered a done deal.

       
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Baptist church finds downtown niche in shower ministry

A ministry of First Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the downtown homeless community was launched by young voices who ascertained a need for this unmet service in the city.

       
International community castigated for ignoring terrorism in Nigeria

International community castigated for ignoring terrorism in Nigeria

The international community has devalued Nigerian lives by ignored terrorist violence and attacks in Nigeria, insisted Samson Ayokunle, president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.

       
WMU board focuses on missions discipleship in postmodern culture

WMU board focuses on missions discipleship in postmodern culture

Woman’s Missionary Union will focus on three strategic objectives during the coming four years, WMU Executive Director Wanda Lee told the organization’s national and state leaders during its winter board meeting.

       
LifeWay moves forward with possible property sale

LifeWay moves forward with possible property sale

Based on the positive results of a feasibility study, LifeWay Christian Resources is moving forward with the possible sale of its Nashville headquarters property.

       

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