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ISIS committing genocide in Iraq, religious liberty activists assert

ISIS committing genocide in Iraq, religious liberty activists assert

Oppressed religious minorities in Iraq deserve for the world to identify their plight accurately, leaders of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative told a Texas Baptist gathering.

       
McLeod honored for service in intentional interim ministry

McLeod honored for service in intentional interim ministry

Jimmy McLeod, intentional interim pastor of Park Central Baptist Church in Dallas, received the 2015 Maples/Williamson/Daehnert Award from the Texas Baptist Intentional Interim Ministry Network.

       
BGCT messengers elect officers, adopt $35.4 million budget

BGCT messengers elect officers, adopt budget

Texas Baptists elected by acclamation the president of a Hispanic school, a first-generation Ethiopian immigrant pastor and the pastor of a historic county-seat First Baptist Church as top officers of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

       

On the Move: Peter Allen

Peter Allen to New Hebron Baptist Church in Waskom as pastor.

       
Around the State: Thanksgiving feast at Howard Payne University

Around the State: Thanksgiving feast at Howard Payne University

Howard Payne University will be the site for the Brownwood area’s 32nd annual community Thanksgiving feast.

       

Texas Tidbits: BGCT to honor top Cooperative Program giving churches.

Texas Baptists will honor nine churches at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Frisco for their giving to the Cooperative Program unified missions budget.

       
Baptist Briefs: ERLC honors civil rights leader

Baptist Briefs: ERLC honors civil rights leader

John Perkins, civil rights leader and community organizer, received the John Leland Religious Liberty Award from the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

       

Obituaries: Garrett, Kuenstler, West, Villanueva, Pool

Myrta Garrett, wife of Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Theology James Leo Garrett, died Oct. 3 in Nacogdoches. Other deaths were Truett Kuenstler, 88, Oct. 11 in Haskell; Tommy West, 68, Oct. 27 in Georgetown; Emma Villanueva, 72, Nov. 2; and Marsha Pool, 74, Nov. 3 in Dallas.

       
Texas Baptists respond to Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon

Texas Baptists respond to Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon

Texas Baptists continue to work with ministry partners in Lebanon to make life more bearable for Syrian refugees and provide educational opportunities for refugee children—including learning about Jesus.

       
God can heal damaged creation, environmental scientist tells Wayland chapel

God can heal creation, environmental scientist tells Wayland chapel

If God’s people take seriously their responsibility as stewards of creation and change their behavior, God still can heal damaged land with dwindling resources, an environmental scientist told students, faculty and guests at Wayland Baptist University.

       
More Americans reject religion, but believers firm in faith, Pew study shows

More Americans reject religion, but believers firm in faith, Pew study shows

Americans as a whole are growing less religious, but those who say they belong to a religion are, on average, just as committed to their faiths as they were in the past—and in certain respects, even more so.

       
 
 
 
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