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Around the State: Baylor Campus Kitchen awarded; Students build in Bartlesville

Around the State: Baylor Campus Kitchen awarded; Students build in Bartlesville

Baylor University's Campus Kitchen received national recognition. Ninety students volunteered with Texas Baptists’ Bounce program to rehabilitate homes in Bartlesville, Okla., for families in need.

       
Analysis: Southern Baptists will need a bigger tent

Analysis: Southern Baptists will need a bigger tent

Not too long ago, the Southern Baptist Convention was known more for what—and often who—it rejected than what it included. But over the past decade, that began to change.

       
White evangelicals say U.S. no longer a Christian nation

White evangelicals say U.S. no longer a Christian nation

Nearly six out of 10 white evangelical Protestants believe the United States has been a Christian nation but is not now.

       
Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion regulation

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion regulation

By a 5-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that required abortion clinics to meet surgical center standards and any doctor performing an abortion at a clinic to have admitting privileges at a hospital not more than 30 miles away.

       
Baylor and Briles agree to terminate relationship

Baylor and Briles agree to terminate relationship

Baylor University and former Head Football Coach Art Briles mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship after eight seasons and a sexual assault scandal that resulted in the university president’s demotion and the athletic director’s resignation and prompted federal lawsuits.

       
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CBF condemns violence against LGBTQ persons

God is in Christ, reconciling the world unto Godself, making all of us into a single family. We stand united in condemning anyone who questions the full worth of LGBTQ persons before God or as citizens of our country. We reject any language and condemn any person who advocates violence against LGBTQ persons. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship governing board statement

       
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Texas CBF deferred to BGCT, Mason reports

Across the past 25 years, Texas Baptists affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship deferred to the Baptist General Convention of Texas, "to our detriment," Dallas pastor George Mason claimed.

       

Human rights advocate elected to top NABF leadership role

Human rights activist Elijah Brown has been elected general secretary of the North American Baptist Fellowship, succeeding congregational leadership coach and author George Bullard, the organization has announced. (BNG)

       
CBF seeks to model deliberative dialogue and unity through cooperation

CBF seeks to model deliberative dialogue and unity through cooperation

In a divisive national climate, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will seek to model unity through cooperation and deliberative dialogue, CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter told the group’s governing board.

       

CBF launches task force on clergy sexual misconduct

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship governing board approved a task force on clergy sexual misconduct June 21 in a meeting prior to the CBF General Assembly in Greensboro, N.C. (BNG)

       
Big 12 requests full report from Baylor regarding sexual assaults

Big 12 requests full report from Baylor regarding sexual assaults

The Big 12 board of directors has asked Baylor University to provide all information from the outside investigation into the university’s handling of sexual assault complaints—particularly related to Baylor’s athletic program.

       
 
 

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