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Religious liberty in China improving, still room for progress

Bao JiayuanReligious liberty in China is expanding, and the Chinese Christian community is growing, but American observers continue to hope for more progress.
       

Graduate student found dead on UMHB campus

The body of a 22-year-old graduate student was found on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor campus the evening of June 12. 
       

Executive Committee elects Page president in executive session

Frank PageThe Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention voted in executive session June 14 to elect former SBC President Frank Page as the organization’s next president and CEO, replacing Morris Chapman, who retires Sept. 30 after 18 years.
       

Arab Christians in Israel reach out to Haiti

When a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti in mid-January, Arab Christians in Israel reached across the world to offer help and hope. In spite of the challenges they faced themselves, the churches collected $3,500 for Haiti relief through Baptist Global Response.
       

Black Baptists donate $500,000 to Habitat housing in Haiti

The presidents of five historically African-American Baptist denominations have presented a check for $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity International to help rebuild homes destroyed in Haiti by January's earthquake.
       

Global Baptists ministering at World Cup soccer tourney

For most of the globe outside the United States, it’s like the Super Bowl plus the NCAA Basketball Tournament plus the World Series plus the Olympics, all in one event. And Baptists in South Africa and elsewhere are prepared for ministry opportunities surrounding the FIFA World Cup. Video Included
       

Mentoring in Midlothian changes high school students’ lives

Movement Towards a Future, a mentoring program at Midlothian High School, involves more than 60 mentors committed to meet with their assigned student for an hour during a school day for 28 weeks. The initiative was started through First Baptist Church and a partnership with Texas Baptists made possible through the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions.
       

Plenty of work for Texas Baptists in Haiti

Robert Shehane, a retired SBC International Mission Board missionary, returned from a four-week stint in Haiti seeking missions opportunities and potential Church2Church partnerships on behalf of Texas Baptists in the first of what will be several trips to the region.
       

CBF, Haitian Baptists sign three-year agreement for earthquake recovery

As part of its ongoing earthquake response efforts in Haiti, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has signed a memorandum of understanding -- representing an official partnership -- with the Convention Baptiste d’Haiti.
       

SBC exec opposes task force report

A top official in the Southern Baptist Convention used the denomination's news service to urge defeat of recommendations of a panel on denominational effectiveness to be presented to messengers at the convention's upcoming annual meeting.
       

Churches scramble to meet FCC rules on wireless microphones

American churches have less than one week to change their wireless microphone equipment or face more than $100,000 in fines. In January, the Federal Communications Commission mandated that anyone using wireless microphones on the 700 MHz band must stop by June 12 in order to make room for use by police, fire and emergency services.
       
 
 

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