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Congreso challenges students to become Change Makers

Congreso challenges students to become Change Makers

At Texas Baptists’ Change Maker Student Conference, traditionally known as Congreso, 2,400 students heard the challenge not to let fear dictate how they follow Jesus.

       
Dallas faith community identifies hunger solutions

Dallas coalition and faith community identify hunger solutions

At least 1,000 high school students enrolled in Dallas schools experience food insecurity due to homelessness, but congregations and other community organizations can help meet some of their needs, a veteran school district administrator told representatives of the Dallas-area faith community.

       
Baylor records oral histories of genocide survivors

Baylor records oral histories of genocide survivors

Researchers with Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History have created an online exhibit, conducting extensive interviews in the homes of 14 people who faced atrocities in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur and Burundi but managed to escape and immigrate to the United States.  

       

Trump's religious liberty executive order draws fire from left and right

President Donald Trump marked the National Day of Prayer by signing an executive order supporters called a “first step” to promote religious freedom but church-state separationists criticized as an attempt to turn congregations into partisan political action committees.

       
Around the State: Joni Eareckson Tada addresses DBU, Model UN team from HPU wins

Around the State: Joni Eareckson Tada addresses DBU, Model UN team from HPU wins

Joni Eareckson Tada speaks at Dallas Baptist University. A student team from Howard Payne University won multiple awards at the International Model United Nations conference in Milan, Italy.

       

Baptist Standard, CommonCall win national awards

Baptist Standard Publishing recently received 15 national awards from the Associated Church Press and the Evangelical Press Association.

       
Baptists minister to survivors of East Texas tornadoes

Baptists minister to survivors of East Texas tornadoes

Nine tornadoes cut a 51-mile swath through East Texas April 29, destroying homes, splintering trees and claiming at least four lives. As soon as local officials allowed volunteers into the area, Baptists swept in to help survivors pick up the pieces.

       
Texas Baptist couple serves British congregation

Texas Baptist couple serves British church

When Robert and Carel Shehane learned small Baptist churches in England needed volunteers to serve interim pastorates, the veteran missionaries saw it as a perfect fit.

       
TBM volunteers support evangelistic outreach, gain experience

TBM volunteers support evangelistic outreach, gain experience

Between Easter and Pentecost, Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers not only are supporting efforts to revive churches and share the gospel, but also gaining hands-on experience working in a field kitchen.

       
Keeping track: Trump and religion at the 100-day mark

Keeping track: Trump and religion at the 100-day mark

April 29 marked the end of that artificial construct between politics and media known as the “first 100 days.” While both sides agree the period is essentially meaningless in terms of predicting the eventual success of a presidency, neither is willing to ignore it.

       

Commission identifies Russia as major violator of religious freedom

The State Department should add Russia to its list of the worst violators of religious freedom, a U.S. commission declared in its annual report.

       
 
 
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