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Senate narrowly passes budget cuts opposed by anti-poverty leaders

Posted: 12/23/05

Senate narrowly passes budget cuts
opposed by anti-poverty leaders

By Robert Marus

Associated Baptist Press

WASHINGTON (ABP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney had to cut short an official trip to Pakistan and rush back Washington to cast a tiebreaking Senate vote for budget cuts Dec. 21.

       

Katrina 'put a face on poverty,' but will long-term picture change?

Posted: 12/23/05

Katrina 'put a face on poverty,'
but will long-term picture change?

By Greg Warner and Ken Camp

(ABP) -- The dispersion of 1 million Hurricane Katrina evacuees is straining a social safety net that's already stretched to the limit by the needs of the country's 36 million poor people.

But those engaged in the long-term fight against poverty see a silver lining: Caring for Katrina's newly homeless is forcing Americans "to put a face on poverty" -- an entrenched social ill they say is often overlooked in a consumer society.

       

Cybercolumn by Brett Younger: All in the Baptist family

Posted: 1/03/06

CYBER COLUMN:
All in the Baptist family

By Brett Younger

It isn’t easy being Baptist. I’ve asked non-Baptist ministers to preach at our church about 10 times. The conversation goes something like this:

“You want a Methodist/Disciple/Presbyterian/fill-in-the-blank to preach at a Baptist church?”

       

BaptistWay Bible Series for Jan. 8: God’s standards are the only ones that count

Posted: 1/03/06

BaptistWay Bible Series for Jan. 8

God’s standards are the only ones that count

• Luke 12:1-12

By Fallon Curry

       
 
 
 
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