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Baylor Lariat, Catholic professor spar over indulgences revival

A Baylor Lariat editorial critical of the Catholic Church's newly revived practice of indulgences brought a strong rebuke from a prominent Catholic professor at the world's largest Baptist university.

Christians, other torture opponents call for commission to investigate

A coalition of religious leaders who oppose the United States’ use of torture in the fight against terrorism called March 3 for a “truth commission” to investigate government policy and allegations of inhumane actions against terrorism detainees under the previous administration. 

Proposed Obama budget is 'major shift' in poverty policy

President Obama's first proposed budget signals a dramatic shift in prioritizing domestic poverty, centrist and liberal Christian leaders said in a teleconference with reporters March 2.

Court says Montana election law wrongly applied to church

A federal appeals court ruled Feb. 25 that Montana officials violated the free-speech rights of a Southern Baptist church when they required the congregation to register as a political action committee for supporting a ballot initiative against gay marriage in 2004.

Breckenridge seeks to raise awareness about disabilities

greenhouseBreckenridge Village is celebrating March as National Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by raising awareness on the issues affecting mentally challenged people.

Truett grad touches poor Miami neighborhood

Angel and Jason Pittman serve as CBF field personnel in Overtown, the poorest neighborhood in Miami.

New Braunfels clinic offers safety net for the working poor

In the last few months of 2008, the New Braunfels Volunteers in Medicine clinic served more than 800 uninsured working poor. The clinic was birthed out of Oakwood Baptist Church.

Miller, Everett featured at Panhandle conference

Author Calvin Miller and Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director Randel Everett are among the featured speakers at the 88th annual Panhandle Plains Pastors’ and Laymen’s Conference, March 9-10 at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview.

ETBU students serve in Bridge City cleanup

Two student groups from East Texas Baptist University journeyed to the coast to help residents who lives continue to be disrupted by Ike’s wrath. (Um...those are snakes they found).

Executive Board authorizes potential use of emergency reserve funds

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board granted the state convention’s treasurer permission to tap up to $2.5 million in emergency reserve funds this year.

Russian Baptists denounce smear campaign

Headline reads 'Russian Baptists are for Maslakov!' (RUECB)
Russian Baptists denounced the injection of religion into politics after a bogus newspaper circulated in a mayoral race falsely identified a candidate as a Baptist in an effort to besmirch his character.
 
 
 
 
 
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