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Anger understandable, but violence is not, African-American Baptist leader says

Anger understandable, violence is not, African -American leader says

Rioters in Baltimore sacrifice the moral high ground of nonviolent protest advocated by Martin Luther King, an African-American Baptist leader said.

       
Analysis: Colliding visions of marriage at the Supreme Court

Analysis: Colliding visions of marriage at the Supreme Court

As the nine Supreme Court justices took up the vexing question of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage April 28, arguments came down to two competing visions of marriage—what it’s been or what it should be—and who gets to decide.

       
Texas Baptists have joined the Texas Catholic Conference and other religious leaders to form Faith Leaders for Fair Lending, an effort to demand reform of the payday and auto-title lending industries in the state.

Faith Leaders for Fair Lending urge lawmakers to enact reform

Texas Baptists have joined the Texas Catholic Conference and other religious leaders to form Faith Leaders for Fair Lending, an effort to demand reform of the payday and auto-title lending industries in the state.

       
Baptists respond to needs in earthquake-ravaged Nepal

Updated: Baptists respond to needs in earthquake-ravaged Nepal

Baptists in Nepal and their global missions partners joined in urging prayer and disaster relief after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake claimed more than 5,800 lives.

       
Wayland president Armes to retire next year

Wayland president Armes to retire next year

Paul Armes, who has led Wayland Baptist University as president 15 years, told trustees he will retire effective June 30, 2016.

       
Baptist Briefs: Alliance affirms improved relations with Cuba

Baptist Briefs: Alliance affirms improved relations with Cuba

At its 28th annual gathering, the Alliance of Baptists applauded attempts by the U.S. government to normalize relations with Cuba.

       

On the Move: Cecil Rice

Cecil Rice to Clark Baptist Church in Gonzales as pastor.

       
Around the State: TBM trained in well digging

Around the State: TBM trained in well digging

Texas Baptist Men’s well-drilling and water-purification ministry held a training event April 11 at the Dixon Mission Equipping Center in East Dallas.

       
Baylor regents vote to name School of Social Work for Diana Garland

Baylor regents vote to name School of Social Work for Diana Garland

Baylor University’s board of regents voted to name the School of Social Work in honor of its inaugural dean, Diana R. Garland, who has announced she will step down from her administrative position June 1 for health reasons.

       

Obituary: Bill Wheeless

Bill Wheeless Sr., 95, a longtime minister of education and music in Texas and the church page coordinator for the Baptist Standard 15 years, died April 15 in Hamilton.

       
Prayer and community antidotes to fear, Baptist leaders say

Prayer and community antidotes to fear, Baptist leaders say

Experts with a variety of experience dealing with fear and its many forms—anxiety, angst, worry, stress—insist world, Christian and Baptist history prove faith trumps terror.

       
 
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