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Outside financial monitoring less common in Bible Belt companies

Companies in the Bible Belt are less likely to be sued for accounting fraud or to practice aggressive financial reporting, a study indicates.
       

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Nathan Webb, a senior at Lumberton High School, won the grand prize in this year’s Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest, sponsored by the Religious Liberty Council of the Baptist Joint Committee.
       

Angels from Abroad gives joy to Russian orphans

Imagine growing up without ever being tucked in, without bedtime stories or good-night kisses. That would be the only life 17 Russian orphans might ever know, were it not for the Buckner Angels from Abroad program.
       

Houston church breaks world record with Chain of Soles

Volunteers at South Main Baptist Church in Houston set a new Guinness world record when they collected 10,068 pairs of shoes for Buckner International’s Shoes for Orphan Souls program.
       

DBU students impressed by faithfulness in Brazil

Eight Dallas Baptist University students who recently returned from a mission trip to Sao Paulo and Jundiai, Brazil, found themselves awed by the faith of the Christians they encountered there.
       

Duvall talks faith on film, except his own

Robert DuvallActor Robert Duvall's characters often are touched by faith, from washed-up country singer Mac Sledge in Tender Mercies to a hermit in his summer release, Get Low.Video Included
       

With building finished, Little Hope Baptist Church ready to go to work

Little Hope Baptist Church near Canton dediucated  the church’s new education building Aug. 8. The building, which burned Jan. 1, was one of at least 10 arson fires in East Texas churches last winter.
       

Christ’s love on exhibit in The Museum

The Museum—a Christian band with roots in Waco— released an album this summer, Let Love Win, which features the single “My Help Comes From the Lord,” which is receiving national radio airplay.
       

Religious groups push action on prison rape

Religious leaders and civil rights advocates have signed a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, pressing the Department of Justice to implement national standards to help prevent an estimated 60,000 cases of prison rape each year.
       

Back-to-school ministry represents ‘more than a backpack’ to participants

Churches in Corpus Christi Baptist Association gave 5,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to underprivileged children. Each child also received a copy of the New Testament and heard a presentation of the gospel.
       

Website connects high school seniors to collegiate ministries

Studies reveal more than two-thirds of American students who grew up in Protestant churches step away from their faith during their college years, but the Baptist General Convention of Texas Collegiate Ministry is trying to bridge the spiritual gap.
       
 
 
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