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Black Baptists donate $500,000 to Habitat housing in Haiti

The presidents of five historically African-American Baptist denominations have presented a check for $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity International to help rebuild homes destroyed in Haiti by January's earthquake.
       

Global Baptists ministering at World Cup soccer tourney

For most of the globe outside the United States, it’s like the Super Bowl plus the NCAA Basketball Tournament plus the World Series plus the Olympics, all in one event. And Baptists in South Africa and elsewhere are prepared for ministry opportunities surrounding the FIFA World Cup. Video Included
       

Mentoring in Midlothian changes high school students’ lives

Movement Towards a Future, a mentoring program at Midlothian High School, involves more than 60 mentors committed to meet with their assigned student for an hour during a school day for 28 weeks. The initiative was started through First Baptist Church and a partnership with Texas Baptists made possible through the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions.
       

Plenty of work for Texas Baptists in Haiti

Robert Shehane, a retired SBC International Mission Board missionary, returned from a four-week stint in Haiti seeking missions opportunities and potential Church2Church partnerships on behalf of Texas Baptists in the first of what will be several trips to the region.
       

CBF, Haitian Baptists sign three-year agreement for earthquake recovery

As part of its ongoing earthquake response efforts in Haiti, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has signed a memorandum of understanding -- representing an official partnership -- with the Convention Baptiste d’Haiti.
       

SBC exec opposes task force report

A top official in the Southern Baptist Convention used the denomination's news service to urge defeat of recommendations of a panel on denominational effectiveness to be presented to messengers at the convention's upcoming annual meeting.
       

Churches scramble to meet FCC rules on wireless microphones

American churches have less than one week to change their wireless microphone equipment or face more than $100,000 in fines. In January, the Federal Communications Commission mandated that anyone using wireless microphones on the 700 MHz band must stop by June 12 in order to make room for use by police, fire and emergency services.
       

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.
       
 
 
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