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Obituaries: Holli Fish Lancaster and Frances Ann Russell

Obituaries for Holli Fish Lancaster and Frances Ann Russell.

       
Church makes its home among the homeless

Church makes its home among the homeless

All the problems Jerry struggled with in his ministry seemed to come from owning a building. Then he realized: “Maybe I could start a church without a building.”

       
New Jersey pastor chosen as BWA chief administrative officer at UN

New Jersey pastor chosen as BWA chief administrative officer at UN

The Baptist World Alliance named Darrell Armstrong, an African-American pastor from New Jersey, its chief administrative officer at the United Nations.

       
Four Texas Baptist schools ban handguns on campus; more likely to follow

Four Texas Baptist schools ban handguns on campus; more likely to follow

Four universities affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas will not allow concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons on campus, and other Texas Baptist schools appear likely to join them.

       
Faith leaders ask candidates to give poor ‘living wage’

Faith leaders ask candidates to give poor ‘living wage’

On the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., dozens of faith leaders called on the U.S. presidential candidates to include a “living wage” for low-income workers in their political agendas.

       
Americans see religious liberty sliding while intolerance—and whining—rise

Americans see religious liberty sliding while intolerance—and whining—rise

Most adults in the United States say religious liberty is declining in America, and Christians face more intolerance than ever. But nearly four in 10 also say Christians “complain too much about how they are treated,” a new survey reveals.

       
Former Baylor student sues over sexual assault by football player

Former Baylor student sues over sexual assault by football player

A former Baylor University student who reported former Bears football player Tevin Elliott raped her has filed a lawsuit asserting multiple Title IX violations and negligence.

       
Advocates seek systemic change in criminal justice issues

Advocates seek systemic change in criminal justice issues

In 1999, Baptist minister Alan Bean founded Friends of Justice and assumed the role of prophet and advocate for criminal justice reform. (BNG)

       
Around the State: Pathways to Ministry receives grant; ETBU begins hockey program

Around the State: Pathways to Ministry receives grant; ETBU begins hockey program

Pathways to Ministry program receives $1 million grant. ISAAC offers summer institute on immigration law. HPU names athletic director. ETBU adds ice hockey team.

       
TBM disaster relief workers top 700 volunteer days in East Texas

TBM disaster relief workers top 700 volunteer days in East Texas

Texas Baptist Men disaster relief workers have donated 700-plus volunteer days to meet widespread needs in flooded parts of East Texas. And with more than 280 work requests left to complete, they see no immediate end in sight.

       
Supreme Court seeks compromise in contraceptive mandate cases

Supreme Court seeks compromise in contraceptive mandate cases

The Supreme Court appears to be seeking a compromise that would let religious nonprofit groups avoid any involvement in offering insurance coverage for contraceptives while also ensuring that employees get the coverage.

       
 
 

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