SBC Executive Committee recommends cutting ties with Fort Worth church

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee has recommended the SBC discontinue its relationship with Broadway Baptist Church of Fort Worth because of its toleration of homosexual members.

Baptist ministers urge passage of climate-change bill

A total of 140 moderate Baptist leaders signed a June 18 letter urging passage of a comprehensive energy bill that includes caps on emissions linked to global warming.

For Cizik, it’s suddenly a lot easier being green

CizikEmerging from a self-imposed media blackout, Richard Cizik is back, and he’s wearing the label of converted conservationist even more comfortably now.

Faith tested twice, Baylor grad overcomes cancer

Baylor graduate Stephen Hinson of Spring found his faith tested by two bouts of cancer.

Waco farm plants seeds to harvest world

World Hunger Relief Farm near Waco is fighting to alleviate hunger one seed at a time.

Fourth nominee announced for Hispanic Convention presidency

A fourth nominee—Victor Rodriguez of San Antonio—has emerged in an increasingly crowded field of candidates for president of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas.

Religious leaders call for inquiry into U.S. use of torture

Religious leaders from various faiths are pushing President Obama to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate alleged United States-sanctioned use of torture since 9/11.

Jimmy Carter says Palestinians in Gaza treated 'like animals'

Former President Jimmy Carter is calling Israel's 2-year-old blockade of Gaza an atrocity and saying people there are being treated like animals. His remarks came during visits to Syria, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza following the Carter Center's observation of Lebanese elections June 7.

With lawn mowed & car washed, no excuse for missing Sunday worship

InglesideFor a month, members of Bethel Baptist Church in Ingleside spent their Saturdays working on about 400 service opportunities that would free time for people living around them to come to church on Sunday.

Christian leaders push president to reform immigration law

Christian leaders, including three members of President Obama’s faith advisory council, pushed the president to make good on his promise of comprehensive immigration reform.

Baptist Briefs

Pam Durso of Atlanta has been hired as the new full-time executive director for Baptist Women in Ministry.
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