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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.

BGCT seeks to advance educational opportunities among Hispanics

reyesThe Baptist General Convention of Texas has named Gus Reyes to lead an initiative encouraging Hispanics across the state to attain higher education—an early step in what the organization hopes will quickly be one of many to tackle a critical issue facing Texas.

Baylor Lariat, Catholic professor spar over indulgences revival

A Baylor Lariat editorial critical of the Catholic Church's newly revived practice of indulgences brought a strong rebuke from a prominent Catholic professor at the world's largest Baptist university.

Christians, other torture opponents call for commission to investigate

A coalition of religious leaders who oppose the United States’ use of torture in the fight against terrorism called March 3 for a “truth commission” to investigate government policy and allegations of inhumane actions against terrorism detainees under the previous administration. 

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.

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