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Russian Baptists alarmed by proposed changes to religion law

Russian Baptist leaders have raised concerns about proposed revisions to the nation's religion law -- changes they contend would greatly curtail religious freedom in Russia.
       

First Baptist Church Dallas launches $130 million building project


First Baptist Church in Dallas has launched a $130 million building project that includes the congregation's first entirely new sanctuary since the 1890s.
       

British missions society writes prime minister about global warming

The urgent need for action on global climate change is the subject on which a 217-year-old British Baptist missionary-sending organization has chosen to write what its leaders believe to be the group's first-ever open letter to a prime minister.
       

Merritt, Gushee: On creation care, evangelicals must move toward 'we'

American Christians must move beyond a theology of “me” to a theology of “we” in order to play a meaningful role in creation care, according to speakers at a two-day conference recently held Oct. 29-31 on the campus of Mercer University in Macon, Ga.
       

Around the State

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is hosting a pair of lectures this week. Marty McMahone will speak at noon Nov. 5 on “Making the Bible Stick” as a part of the College of Christian Studies’ Ministers Forum. Debbie Potts will speak at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 on “Navigating Personal Storms” as a part of the College of Humanities’ lecture series.
       

Baptist Briefs: ABP honors longtime editor

Associated Baptist Press presented its inaugural Greg Warner Lifetime Achievement Award in Religious Journalism to the longtime executive editor of the independent news service, forced by health issues to step down last year.
       

On the Move

Mark Borum has resigned as minister of music at First Church in Richmond and is available for interims.
       

Texas Tidbits

Baptist Child & Family Services recently was named one of the top workplaces in San Antonio by the San Antonio Express-News.
       

Dallas Baptist University dedicates Pilgrim Chapel

Dallas Baptist University officially dedicated the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel Oct. 16. The 80,000 square-foot facility seats more than 1,300 students in its sanctuary.
       

ETBU plunges into Texas Hope 2010

The ETBU office of spiritual development distributed to each faculty and staff member a copy of the “Hope 2010, Call to Prayer” guide.
       

Plenty of food if everyone shares, university leaders learn

A world hunger simulation meal helps at Dallas Baptist University helped participants understand there is plenty of food in the world, but it is not distributed equally. More than 50 percent of the world struggles each day to attain necessities, often feeling the grip of hunger, CLC Director Suzii Paynter said.
       
 
 
 
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