Book says SBC lacks system of preventing sexual abuse

A book released in advance of the June 23-24 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention claims the nation's largest Protestant faith group has more than 100,000 clergy, but no effective system of denominational oversight to protect children from sexual abuse.

Religious leaders say time running out for Palestinian Christians

Religious leaders warned President Obama that continuing strife between Palestinians and Israelis threatens to wipe out a Christian presence in the Holy Land.

Drake prayed for abortion doctor’s death; praying same for Obama

(Updated) A former Southern Baptist Convention officer called the murder of a controversial abortion provider in Kansas an answer to prayer, and he told a talk show host he also is praying for President Obama to die. An SBC official insists most Southern Baptist are praying for the president's well-being—not his demise.

Delayed by swine flu scare, Bible Drill finals still draw 81 participants

Even though Texas Baptists’ state Bible Drill finals had to be rescheduled because of a swine flu outbreak, only one student out of 82 possible participants was unable to attend because of the change in date.

Changing the world begins at home for South Texas youth group

A dozen teenagers from Tilden Baptist Church who want to help change the world this summer decided to start close to home by rebuilding an elderly neighbor’s front porch.

Obama, in speech to world’s Muslims, touts religious freedom, cooperation

In a highly anticipated speech to the world’s Muslims he delivered in Egypt June 4, President Obama called on his host government and other Muslim countries to protect the rights of religious minorities in their midst.

Corsicana congregation builds trust one meal at a time

Good News Café, a ministry of First Baptist Church in Corsicana, offers a warm, weekly meal for anyone in the community.

Pastor proposes SBC resolution celebrating Obama's election

A prominent African-American pastor is urging the Southern Baptist Convention to adopt a resolution celebrating the election of President Obama when it meets June 23-24 in Louisville, Ky.

Texas Baptist team discovers ongoing needs in Armenia

Three Texas Baptists on a fact-finding mission to Armenia discovered a country lacking resources and medical attention.

SBC restructuring unnecessary, Executive Committee chief asserts

A proposal to study a restructuring of the Southern Baptist Convention is not needed, SBC Executive Committee President Morris Chapman insists. That's why he has declined to sign a proposed Great Commission Resurgence Declaration.

Faith-based groups push for health-care reform

Ads airing on Christian and mainstream radio stations in several states are attempting to frame health care as a moral issue.
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