Obama praises church/state separation at prayer breakfast

President Obama condemned those who commit violence in the name of God in a National Prayer Breakfast address.  

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BJC, others, oppose North Carolina voucher plan

Religious liberty and civil-liberties groups have asked the North Carolina Supreme Court to uphold a lower-court decision that the state’s school voucher law is unconstitutional.  

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Huckabee stumps at N.C. Baptist church

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee stopped by a prominent Southern Baptist church in North Carolina while on a high-profile book tour fueled by expectation that he will run for president in 2016.

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Georgia Baptists divided over religious liberty bill

Leaders of the Georgia Baptist Convention say legislation is needed to prevent discrimination against Christians. A Baptist attorney says it makes it harder to convict those who try to use religious teaching as an excuse for child abuse.

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Georgia Baptist clergy oppose ‘religious liberty’ bill

Baptists in Georgia are lining up on opposite sides of a so-called religious liberty bill that opponents say could be used as a license to discriminate.

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Nigerian Baptist leader says world ignoring Boko Haram

Since receiving international condemnation for kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls last April, the extremist Islamic insurgency has only gotten stronger.

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CBF, Southern Baptists find common ground in Kentucky politics

The Kentucky Baptist Fellowship and Kentucky Baptist Convention are both in a broad coalition of faith-based voices supporting an interest cap on payday loans.

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In wake of Paris attack, Al Mohler says West faces religious war

A Southern Baptist seminary president says the U.S.-led war on terror is not just a military battle but also a conflict of worldview.

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Russell Moore, Richard Land, criticize normalizing relations with Cuba

Often noted for of their contrasting styles, the Southern Baptist Convention’s current and former ethics chief agree that restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba will reward the bad behavior of the Castro regime.

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Religion and politics do mix, Baptist author says, but not always in healthy ways

Scholar Brian Kaylor argues in a new book that “transubstantiating” politics into religious worship creates a distinct form of communication with implications for both church and state.

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