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Human trafficking is all too real, filmmaker discovers

Justin Dillon, a San Francisco musician moved by the plight of women searching for a better life who fall into prostitution, told participants at the CLC conference about Call and Response,  a musical documentary film he directed on human trafficking.
       

WMU honors former leaders, anticipates new year

Trustees of Woman’s Missionary Union honored the memory of two former leaders—Alma Hunt and Dellanna O’Brien—during a meeting where they also looked toward initiatives for 2009.
       

Obama rearranges faith-based office; vows to maintain church-state wall

President Obama announced a revamped version of his predecessor’s office on faith-based charities Feb. 5, restructuring it with a broad advisory council and vowing to pay close attention to church-state concerns.
       

Lockney church opens facility to students, faculty of burned school

After Lockney High School burned, by 10 a.m. the next day, a plan was in place to get students back in the classroom—the Sunday school classrooms of the local churches.
       

Former Samford president Tom Corts dies

Former Samford University President Thomas Corts died unexpectedly Feb. 4, apparently of an heart attack.

       

SCHIP passage to add 4 million children to insurance rolls

President Barack Obama signed a bill expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program by $32 billion, providing coverage to an additional 4 million children in families with incomes too high to receive Medicaid but who cannot afford to buy health insurance.
       

God using Texas Baptists to draw state to himself, speakers say

God is calling Texas to himself, and Texas Baptists are one of the tools he can use to bring the state closer, according to the featured speaker during the Baptist General Convention of Texas-sponsored Hispanic Evangelism Conference.
       

Predatory gambling preys on weakness for profit, activist insists

Public revulsion over recent abuses in the financial sector could give new impetus to efforts to outlaw the most pernicious forms of gambling, an anti-gambling activist told the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission’s annual conference.
       

Appeals court sides with Missouri Baptist conference center

Windermere Baptist Conference Center acted within its legal rights when it changed its articles of incorporation, a Missouri appellate court ruled Feb. 3.
       

Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller dies

fullerMillard Fuller, a millionaire entrepreneur who gave away his fortune to create Habitat for Humanity International in 1976, died Feb. 3 after a brief illness.

       

Search for answers creates opportunities to share gospel

engageWhen the things of the world crumble, people search for answers from beyond, creating an opportunity for Christians to share the hope of Christ with them, presenters told participants at Engage, a Baptist General Convention of Texas-sponsored evangelism conference.

       

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