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Baptist Briefs: Peace activists gather in Rome

Between 300 and 400 Christians attended the Global Baptist Peace Conference in Rome.

Carter: Christians have duty to pursue peace in Holy Land

Former President Jimmy Carter’s recent book, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan that Will Work, reviews the contributions of past U.S. presidents toward peace in Israel and Palestine, and advances his hopes that President Obama might be able to complete the task.

Fairness Doctrine still dead, but groups worry about possible return

A move to require broadcasters to provide equal time to all sides of controversial issues has religious radio programs worried, even though no formal proposal has been introduced and the White House likely wouldn’t support it.

Texas Hope 2010: Harleton church reaching out to neighbors

As part of Texas Hope 2010, members of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Harleton are reaching out to their neighbors.

From prison to presidency? Lyons seeks National Baptist Convention comeback

Henry J. Lyons, former president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, who was imprisoned on charges of fraud a decade ago, is one of two candidates running to be the group’s next president this September.

Arts and crafts mean more than fun and games at San Angelo church

Members of First Baptist Church in San Angelo are using their hobbies as evangelism tools.

Supreme Court: Sect can’t force Utah city to erect monument

In a groundbreaking free-speech case, the Supreme Court said the city of Pleasant Grove, Utah, can’t be forced to accept the gift of a monument to a small religious sect’s precepts—even though the town already displays a donated monument to the Ten Commandments in its city-owned Pioneer Park.

TBM volunteers recount ‘activity of God’

About 2,300 Texas Baptist Men volunteers last year served more than 1.5 million meals in disaster areas, completed more than 65 building projects and provided pure water—and the Living Water of Christ—in remote sites from Mexico to Mongolia.

Updated: Baylor presidential search committee named

statueBaylor University Regents Chairman Howie Batson named 14 current members of the school’s governing board to a committee charged with searching for the university’s next president and 10 representatives of various Baylor constituencies to a nonvoting advisory committee. But the immediate past-president of the American Association of University Professors took issue with the process the regents are following.

School sued for censoring religious message

An elementary school in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., is being sued for censoring the word "God" out of posters promoting a student-led prayer event.

Lanny Hall to return to Hardin-Simmons as president

HallHardin-Simmons University trustees elected as their school’s president Lanny Hall, president of Howard Payne University and a past president and chancellor at Hardin-Simmons.

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