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Faith leaders ask candidates to give poor ‘living wage’

Faith leaders ask candidates to give poor ‘living wage’

On the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., dozens of faith leaders called on the U.S. presidential candidates to include a “living wage” for low-income workers in their political agendas.

       
Americans see religious liberty sliding while intolerance—and whining—rise

Americans see religious liberty sliding while intolerance—and whining—rise

Most adults in the United States say religious liberty is declining in America, and Christians face more intolerance than ever. But nearly four in 10 also say Christians “complain too much about how they are treated,” a new survey reveals.

       
Former Baylor student sues over sexual assault by football player

Former Baylor student sues over sexual assault by football player

A former Baylor University student who reported former Bears football player Tevin Elliott raped her has filed a lawsuit asserting multiple Title IX violations and negligence.

       
Advocates seek systemic change in criminal justice issues

Advocates seek systemic change in criminal justice issues

In 1999, Baptist minister Alan Bean founded Friends of Justice and assumed the role of prophet and advocate for criminal justice reform. (BNG)

       
Around the State: Pathways to Ministry receives grant; ETBU begins hockey program

Around the State: Pathways to Ministry receives grant; ETBU begins hockey program

Pathways to Ministry program receives $1 million grant. ISAAC offers summer institute on immigration law. HPU names athletic director. ETBU adds ice hockey team.

       
TBM disaster relief workers top 700 volunteer days in East Texas

TBM disaster relief workers top 700 volunteer days in East Texas

Texas Baptist Men disaster relief workers have donated 700-plus volunteer days to meet widespread needs in flooded parts of East Texas. And with more than 280 work requests left to complete, they see no immediate end in sight.

       
Supreme Court seeks compromise in contraceptive mandate cases

Supreme Court seeks compromise in contraceptive mandate cases

The Supreme Court appears to be seeking a compromise that would let religious nonprofit groups avoid any involvement in offering insurance coverage for contraceptives while also ensuring that employees get the coverage.

       
Teens rebuild flood-damaged homes in youth minister’s hometown

Teens rebuild flood-damaged homes in youth minister’s hometown

When Bobby Catt, minister of students at First Baptist Church in San Angelo, discovered a student missions opportunity in Wimberley, he couldn’t wait to sign up his youth group to serve in his hometown.

       
ETBU students repair single mom’s home during spring break

ETBU students repair single mom’s home during spring break

Twenty-two East Texas Baptist University students spent their spring break helping a single mom and daughter with much-needed repairs of their home.

       
DBU students serve through Beach Reach and Habitat for Humanity

DBU students serve through Beach Reach and Habitat for Humanity

While many college students enjoyed rest and relaxation during spring break, student teams from Dallas Baptist University served others and shared the gospel on South Padre Island and at a construction project in Colorado.

       
Most Americans reject harsh proposals toward immigrants

Most Americans reject harsh proposals toward immigrants

The 2016 Republican presidential campaign boils with anti-immigrant rhetoric, but candidates’ harsh proposals don’t resonate with most Americans, particularly religious believers and young adults, new research shows.

       
 
 

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