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Teens lead prayer at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Atlanta. (PABC photo)
Teens lead prayer at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Atlanta. (PABC photo)

Fostering multiethnic churches easier said than done, pastors say

Congregations must make racial diversity a core value that guides hiring decisions, worship planning and every other facet of church life, Baptist ministers say.  

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Supporters say Muslim prisoner’s beard a win for religious liberty

A unanimous Supreme Court declared today that a Muslim prisoner can exercise his religious beliefs by adhering to certain religious grooming standards, affirming a landmark 2000 law and agreeing with principles outlined in a brief signed by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

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In hard-hit Appalachia, women find new opportunities

Bluefield College program also has “trickle-down effect,” say organizers.

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Clergy divided on Georgia religious liberty bill

Atlanta clergy — Baptists included — are of two minds on the need for a state RFRA being considered in the Georgia statehouse.

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Editor says Atlanta mayor should repent or resign

Fired Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran told a Baptist news service that he will likely sue to get his job back.

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Mohler says fire chief’s firing a win for ‘erotic liberty’

A Southern Baptist Convention leader says the controversial firing of Atlanta’s fire chief proves that “erotic liberty” trumps religious liberty when it comes to disputes over homosexuality and gay marriage.

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A youth ministry consultant urges parents not to assume the worst when teens are texting. (Carissa Rogers/Creative Commons)
A youth ministry consultant urges parents not to assume the worst when teens are texting. (Carissa Rogers/Creative Commons)

Survey seeks to educate parents, youth ministers on teen texting

A Baptist youth ministry consultant is using an online poll to determine how much teenagers really do know about texting and chat acronyms that often worry parents.

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Baptist fire chief fired over anti-gay book controversy

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran’s handling of controversy over a book critical of homosexuality only confirmed doubts about his ability to manage a diverse work force in one of the nation’s most LGBT-friendly communities.

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Baptist pastor charged with abuse

New York State Police accuse the pastor of a small American Baptist church of sexually abusing a child in 2008.

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Trial postponed for accused Baptist preacher

A Missouri pastor whose former church drew media attention for supporting him despite charges of child sex abuse may finally get his day in court.

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