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Faith-based education offers society ‘ethical ammo,’ university presidents say

Presidents: Faith-based universities offer society ‘ethical ammo’

The presidents of Baylor University, the Catholic University of America in Washington and Yeshiva University in New York agreed at a meeting in Washington, D.C., that religious higher education is essential for the country’s health.

       
‘Substantial’ difference in proposed RFRA language

‘Substantial’ difference in proposed RFRA language

Baptists helped craft the Religious Freedom Restoration Act at the national level and secured its passage at the state level in Texas. But some Texas Baptists are leery of language in a proposed RFRA-based state constitutional amendment.

       
Baptist notes improved health among North Korean orphans

Baptist notes improved health among North Korean orphans

A Korean Texas Baptist will travel to North Korea next month to ensure the delivery of 60 tons of corn and 10 tons of wheat noodles to schools, orphanages and a hospital, and he expects to deliver an equally large shipment later in the year.

       
LifeWay trustees authorize sale of headquarters

LifeWay trustees authorize sale of headquarters

Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources have authorized the administration to sell all or part of the Southern Baptist Convention publisher’s campus in Nashville, Tenn., for what a broker determines to be a fair market value.

       
Religion can help collegiate victims of sexual victimization, Baylor study shows

Religion can help victimized college women trust again, study shows

College women who have been victimized sexually often have trouble trusting anyone after being assaulted, but religion can help them cope and overcome emotional damage, Baylor University research shows.

       
Southern Baptist leader urges churches to confront suicide

Southern Baptist leader urges churches to confront suicide

Every minister will encounter the “serious and tragic reality” of suicide, Southern Baptist Convention leader Frank Page advised students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in a recent chapel address.

       
Some churches find missional niche in health and wellness

Some churches find missional niche in health and wellness

Churches seeking ministry niches are eying health and fitness facilities and ministries. But the missional use of wellness is nothing new in American Christianity.

       
Baptist Briefs: BJC opposes Carolina voucher plan

Baptist Briefs: BJC opposes Carolina voucher plan

North Carolina’s new school voucher law—which allows families to use taxpayer dollars to send their children to private schools—violates the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and allies said in a brief to the state Supreme Court.

       
Around the State: 'White coat' ceremony for Baylor nurses

Around the State: 'White coat' ceremony for Baylor nurses

Fifty-three students at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing took part in a ceremony during which each donned a white nurse’s coat for the first time.

       

On the Move: Steve Knott

Steve Knott to First Baptist Church in Bedford as pastor from McQueeney Baptist Church in McQueeney.

       
Science vs. religion? There’s actually more of a three-way split

Science vs. religion? There’s actually more of a three-way split

Meet the Post-Seculars—the 21 percent of Americans who seem to have gone unnoticed before in endless rounds of debates pitting science vs. religion.

       

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