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In 2000, Baptist World Alliance general secretary Denton Lotz (left) and BWA president Billy Kim (center) met with Cuban leader Fidel Castro. (BWA photo)
In 2000, Baptist World Alliance general secretary Denton Lotz (left) and BWA president Billy Kim (center) met with Cuban leader Fidel Castro. (BWA photo)

U.S. Baptists welcome thaw in relations with Cuba

Thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba follows relationships that have been building for years between Baptists in the two countries.

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BJC lawyer examines church’s role in civil marriage

Changes in definitions of marriage are sparking new discussion about the role of churches in performing civil marriages on behalf of the state.

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Members of Calvary, Riverside and Vienna Baptist churches in the Washington area participated in a protest last weekend. (Calvary Baptist Facebook photo)
Members of Calvary, Riverside and Vienna Baptist churches in the Washington area participated in a protest last weekend. (Calvary Baptist Facebook photo)

Baptist leaders ponder if protests are a social movement or a moment

Pastors say continuing demonstrations have the signs of a signficant movement for racial healing in America, and that churches must help lead the effort.

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Group asks Louisiana governor to drop endorsement of prayer rally

A church-state watchdog says Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sponsorship and endorsement of an evangelistic Christian rally is inappropriate and possibly illegal.

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7 ways to help those suffering from ‘the empty chair at the holiday table’

Avoid telling those in grief how they ought to feel, says Baylor professor Helen Harris.

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Fayetteville, Ark., repeals anti-discrimination measure some Baptists opposed

Church leaders, including Southern Baptists, led a campaign to overturn a controversial measure that they claimed would infringe on their religious freedom.

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Youth pastor charged with child abuse

A former youth pastor at First Baptist Church on Park Street in Charlottesville, Va., faces charges of taking indecent liberties with a child.

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SBC leader Russell Moore denounces Eric Garner grand jury decision

The head of Southern Baptists’ moral concerns agency says there are still “unreconstructed racists” in America, including some who “sit in pews.”

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Baptists oppose discrimination ordinance in Arkansas

Southern Baptists say they are optimistic voters will repeal a controversial civil rights ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark.

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Former youth minister pleads guilty to abuse

Mack Allen Davis still faces charges in two other counties.

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