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Bush says he ‘misspoke’ at SBC event

Bush says he ‘misspoke’ at SBC event

Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign quickly back-tracked from comments he made at a Southern Baptist Convention missions conference, where he said half a billion dollars of taxpayer money is too much to spend on women’s health issues.

Raphael Warnock (center, at the microphone), pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga., and chair of the social justice commission for the Progressive National Baptist Convention, leads a call for the restoration of rights lost when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned portions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He is joined by (left to right) Charles Steele, president and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Ambassador Andrew Young, director of the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy; Frederick Douglass Haynes III, pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas; and James Perkins, president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention.  (PHOTO / Ken Camp)

Progressive National Baptists call to restore, advance voting rights

On the eve of the landmark Voting Rights Act’s 50th anniversary—and hours after a federal appeals court ruled against Texas’ voter ID law—three groups historically linked to Martin Luther King Jr. launched a movement to restore rights they insist the U.S. Supreme Court “gutted.”

WorldCrafts adds artisan groups and products

WorldCrafts adds artisan groups and products

WorldCrafts, the fair-trade initiative of Woman’s Missionary Union, has added to its worldwide network of partners artisan groups from the Himalayan mountain villages of Nepal to metropolitan areas in Myanmar and Thailand to offer more than 250 products this year.

Biffar recalls fun by design serving Texas Baptists

Biffar recalls fun by design serving Texas Baptists

Looie Biffar retires Aug. 13 as senior designer with Texas Baptists’ communications staff after a career of more than four and a half decades. 

Civility the right response to church bombings, Baptist pastor says

Civility the right response to church bombings, Baptist pastor says

Kevin Glenn published a book last year detailing the loss of civility in American culture and proposing ways to revive it. Now Glenn has a chance to put Hand over Fist: An Invitation to Christ-centered Civility, to the test—thanks to the bombing of his church.

Sacred Vocation program reinforces hospital system’s faith-based ideals

Sacred Vocation program reinforces hospital system’s ideals

Baylor Scott & White Health’s Sacred Vocation program—a branch of the healthcare system’s Faith in Action Initiatives—will extend to all North Texas hospitals in the fall, and the program continues to expand in Central Texas, as well.

SBC president declines to investigate Glorieta sale

SBC president declines to investigate Glorieta sale

SBC President Ronnie Floyd turned down an Arkansas couple’s request that he appoint a special committee to investigate LifeWay's sale of Glorieta Conference Center for $1.

CommonCall: Overcoming setbacks, embracing joy

CommonCall: Overcoming setbacks, embracing joy

Flo McKinney, a resident at Baptist Retirement Community in San Angelo, has been able to maintain a heart full of joy despite a recent injury to her arm and shoulder. A former missionary to China, her ministry continues unabated.

Fewer people moving doesn’t necessarily mean more in church

Fewer people moving doesn’t necessarily mean more in church

New research suggests Americans increasingly are choosing to put down roots where they currently live, a finding that raises questions about church health.

Baptist Briefs: Bush and Rubio to participate in Baptist forum

Baptist Briefs: Bush and Rubio to participate in Baptist forum

Two Republican presidential hopefuls—former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio—will be the first two participants in a series of civil forums for 2016 presidential candidates hosted by Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

Around the State: BUA students help Wimberley in flood clean-up

Around the State: BUA students help Wimberley in flood clean-up

Thirteen Baptist University of the Américas students joined six staff and faculty members to help clear the Blanco River of debris deposited during the Memorial Day flood in the Wimberley area.

 
 
 
 
 
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