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Proposed Obama budget is 'major shift' in poverty policy

President Obama's first proposed budget signals a dramatic shift in prioritizing domestic poverty, centrist and liberal Christian leaders said in a teleconference with reporters March 2.

Court says Montana election law wrongly applied to church

A federal appeals court ruled Feb. 25 that Montana officials violated the free-speech rights of a Southern Baptist church when they required the congregation to register as a political action committee for supporting a ballot initiative against gay marriage in 2004.

Breckenridge seeks to raise awareness about disabilities

greenhouseBreckenridge Village is celebrating March as National Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by raising awareness on the issues affecting mentally challenged people.

Truett grad touches poor Miami neighborhood

Angel and Jason Pittman serve as CBF field personnel in Overtown, the poorest neighborhood in Miami.

New Braunfels clinic offers safety net for the working poor

In the last few months of 2008, the New Braunfels Volunteers in Medicine clinic served more than 800 uninsured working poor. The clinic was birthed out of Oakwood Baptist Church.

Miller, Everett featured at Panhandle conference

Author Calvin Miller and Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director Randel Everett are among the featured speakers at the 88th annual Panhandle Plains Pastors’ and Laymen’s Conference, March 9-10 at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview.

ETBU students serve in Bridge City cleanup

Two student groups from East Texas Baptist University journeyed to the coast to help residents who lives continue to be disrupted by Ike’s wrath. (Um...those are snakes they found).

Executive Board authorizes potential use of emergency reserve funds

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board granted the state convention’s treasurer permission to tap up to $2.5 million in emergency reserve funds this year.

Russian Baptists denounce smear campaign

Headline reads 'Russian Baptists are for Maslakov!' (RUECB)
Russian Baptists denounced the injection of religion into politics after a bogus newspaper circulated in a mayoral race falsely identified a candidate as a Baptist in an effort to besmirch his character.

Supreme Court agrees to hear case involving cross on federal land

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could lead to the first major church-state decision under the panel’s current makeup.

Daughter of former Standard editor dies at age 83

Edith Marie Gardner King, daughter of former Baptist Standard editor David M. Gardner, died Feb. 19 after a lengthy illness. She was 83.

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