Medical-experimentation allegations spur new calls for torture inquest

New allegations that physicians working for the United States government engaged in medical experimentation on terrorism suspects has led a group of religious leaders to, once again, demand that President Obama convene a high-profile panel to investigate the subject.

Faith Digest

A federal judge has rejected a motion filed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to dismiss a California lawsuit that challenges tax breaks ministers can receive on housing.

Texas Tidbits

Buckner International has dispatched four shipments of emergency aid to Haiti since an earthquake hit the country in January, and a fifth shipment will arrive this summer.

On the Move

Pam Click to Pioneer Drive Church in Abilene as preschool minister.

Around the State

Volunteers are needed to help rebuild Dover Church near Tyler. It is one of several churches burned by arsonists in February. The rebuild will begin June 21. Hookups for RVs and meals will be provided. For more information, call (903) 571-5345.

Minister discovers mission field in his own neighborhood

John Wills, executive pastor of The Heights Church in Richardson, has been spending more time ministering in his neighborhood community than at the church building.

Children’s home extends ministry from South Texas to Haiti

South Texas Children’s Home Ministries sent 100 boxes of food and provisions for children and families affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

Students commissioned for short-term missions

About 300 college students were commissioned during Go Now Missions orientation weekend in preparation for serving in summer missions, short-term summer impact teams or as fall semester or campus missionaries.

Musician ministers to teens struggling with cutting

As singer/songwriter Lanae’ Hale performs concerts around the country, she shares an intensely personal message with teenagers and young adults about how God helped her to overcome a battle with cutting and depression.Video Included

Texas Baptist-endorsed chaplains now number greater than 600

The Baptist General Convention of Texas has endorsed more than 600 chaplains, as of the most recent meeting of the endorsement council, said Bobby Smith, chaplaincy relations specialist.

Baptist Briefs

Colleen Burroughs, vice president of the Passport youth-camping ministry, will be nominated as moderator-elect of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

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