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Legal expert says remaining Baptist jailed in Haiti likely to be set free

Unless new charges are filed against her, the last of 10 Southern Baptist mission volunteers jailed in Haiti on suspicion of child kidnapping will have to be released, according to an expert on Haiti's legal system.
       

Faith-based panel recommendations leave some issues unsolved

Melissa RogersA White House advisory council March 9 submitted 164 pages of recommendations on ways the federal government can partner better with faith-based groups in tackling a host of social problems, from poverty to improving interfaith relations.

       

Haiti judge frees one Baptist volunteer; leader still jailed

A judge in Haiti freed one of two remaining Baptist volunteers Monday but kept the group's leader in jail pending further investigation.
       

Dallas church publicly acknowledges welcoming stance toward gays

A North Dallas church has changed its website to identify itself as inclusive of varied sexual orientations—a move that potentially could put the church at odds with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
       

Widow shares experience on one-year anniversary of pastor's slaying

March 8, 2009, started out as a fairly normal Sunday for Cindy Winters. Her husband, Fred, got up early to preach the 8:15 a.m. service at First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill. One of their daughters rode with her father because she was working in the nursery that morning. Cindy and their other daughter came later. Then the nightmare began.
       

250 Baptist churches destroyed by Chile quake

About 250 Baptist churches in Chile were destroyed in the powerful earthquake that shook the country Feb. 27, according to the Baptist World Alliance.
       

Ranch provides beacon of hope to hungry and hurting

More than 300 churches from both sides of the Texas-Mexico border pick up food every two weeks from Cornerstone Children’s Ranch. In a matter of days, the ministry distributes as much as 20,000 pounds of food.
       

Former BCFS resident returns to counsel children

Julie ParraJulie Parra, a former resident at Baptist Child & Family Services, returned to supervise and counsel other children on the campus who struggle with the same feelings of anxiety, loneliness and sadness she once faced.

       

Band gets big break, identity serving as second-string worship leaders

Members of the Dutton Band balance nationwide touring with a committment to lead worship regularly at The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson.
       

Baylor University slated to receive its largest gift in history

Baylor University has announced the largest gift in the school’s history—an estate provision estimated at $200 million from an anonymous donor.
       

Texas Baptists set record in giving to world hunger offering

Hunger OfferingTexas Baptists gave a record $901,401 to help the hungry through the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger in 2009.

       
 
 

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