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Baptist World Alliance pledges solidarity with Baptists in Malaysia

The head of the Baptist World Alliance has sent a letter of support for the "Baptist family in Malaysia" in light of a rash of attacks on churches since a controversial court ruling that Christians can use the word "Allah" when referring to God.
       

Haitians seek shelter near church in Port-au-Prince

Haiti ShilohA blue tarp tied to what is left of Shiloh Baptist Church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, serves as a safe haven for some members who survived the Jan. 12 earthquake.Video Included

       

Baptist assessment team reports difficult conditions in Haiti

Members of Southern Baptists’ disaster assessment team reported from Port-au-Prince Jan. 20, describing severe damage in Haiti’s capital city and snarled traffic, but noted Baptists had been able to help “with a couple of deliveries” of aid.
       

In face of uncertainty, Temple church members cling to faith

In the days following the Jan. 19 fire that destroyed the facility of First Baptist Church in Temple, many things are still uncertain. But members insist some things are rock-solid sure—God is in control, he loves his people and there is power in prayer.
       

BUA student’s father dies in Haiti earthquake; other family missing

The father of a Baptist University of the Americas student died in last week’s Haiti earthquake, and other family members remain missing.
       

Former Baptist preacher found guilty of murder

A jury in Waco found former Baptist minister Matt Baker guilty of murder after more than seven hours of deliberation Jan. 20.
       

Temple church’s historic sanctuary lost to early-morning fire

The 70-year-old sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Temple appears to be a total loss after a fire consumed it in the early-morning hours of Jan. 19.
       

Ways to Donate for Haiti Earthquake Relief

A number of Texas Baptist agencies and organizations offer avenues for giving to help victims of the earthquake that devastated Haiti Jan. 12. Click on any of the links below to find a way to donate.
       

U.S. Baptists issue urgent fundraising appeals for Haiti

 Baptist groups in the United States have launched urgent funding appeals for earthquake relief in Haiti.
       

Church historian: No easy predictions for Baptists’ next 400 years

Nobody can predict with certainty what the next 400 years hold for Baptists—or for any religious denomination, church historian Martin Marty told a gathering at Baylor University.
       

Faith ‘keeps me calm,’ Obama tells church

President Obama addressed how his faith guides him and the importance of hard work as he marked the birthday of the late Martin Luther King Jr. at a Washington church.
       
 
 

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