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Ash cloud postpones musical mission trip to Ukraine six months

A volcanic ash cloud that caused a $1 billion disruption to international airline travel forced a Texas Baptist choir to postpone by six months its concert tour in Ukraine.
       

Founding CBF Coordinator Cecil Sherman dies after heart attack

Cecil Sherman, one of the central figures to help give birth to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, died from complications of a heart attack April 17 in Virginia.
       

Moderate Baptist leader Cecil Sherman dies

Cecil Sherman, 82, one of the most visible moderate leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention controversy of the 1980s and first coordinator of the breakaway Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, died April 17 from complications of a heart attack.
       

Founding CBF Coordinator Cecil Sherman dies after heart attack

Cecil Sherman, one of the central figures to help give birth to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, died from complications of a heart attack April 17 in Virginia.
       

Musician helps young girls realize God’s design on their lives

As Francesca Battistelli performs concerts around the country, she shares life lessons, hoping to encourage young girls with the message that God has a plan and purpose for their lives—and they should settle for nothing less than what God has designed for them.Video Included
       

Spring marks the opening of the ‘Church of Baseball’

On Easter Sunday, 50,000 people packed into Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.,and heard Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., compare the striking similarities between baseball and religious life.
       

Judge rules National Day of Prayer unconstitutional

A federal judge has found a National Day of Prayer mandated by Congress unconstitutional, saying it violates the separation of church and state.
       

No announced suspension of Russian adoptions, Buckner says

Officials with Buckner Adoption and Maternity Services say they have not received any official notification about the suspension of adoptions from the Russian Ministry of Education, the arm of the government that oversees international adoptions.
       

Russia adoption controversy hasn’t affected ‘Angels’ hosting program

Buckner AngelsOfficials at Buckner International say the recent political furor over a news report about a mother who sent her adopted son back to Russia on a one-way flight has not affected the group’s “Angels from Abroad” orphan hosting program scheduled for this summer. The story has generated threats from Russian foreign ministry officials to suspend adoptions from the country.
       

CBF, Mercer to provide prosthetics for Haitian amputees

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has awarded a $50,000 grant to Mercer University to provide affordable prosthetics for Haiti, where thousands of people lost limbs in the January 2010 earthquake. Video Included
       

Church’s ministry weaves tapestry of love for internationals

For 40 years, the Neighbors International ministry of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco has been introducing people around the world to one another, Texas culture and— most importantly—Jesus Christ.Video Included
       
 
 

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