(Creative Commons/Photo by Pedro Ribeiro Simões)
(Creative Commons/Photo by Pedro Ribeiro Simões)

Faith community challenged to put a face on poverty, hunger

Religious groups are best suited to convince other Americans that the poor are worthy of help, says a politicans, but a Baptist minister notes that will take a willingness by Christians to risk forming relationships with those in need.

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Supreme Court sidesteps same-sex marriage, making it legal in five states

The high court’s decision surprised activists on both sides of the gay-marriage debate.

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Transgender minister, Baptist theologian headline conference promoting LGBT acceptance

An upcoming training event by Matthew Vines’ Reformation Project features personalities familiar to moderate and progressive Baptists.

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Complex problem of hunger demands collaborative response, say advocates

Simplistic explanations don’t offer solutions, speakers at hunger summit insist.

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Paynter challenges anti-hunger advocates to ‘live your call’

There are no silver bullets in ending hunger, but there is plenty of silver buckshot, the CBF executive coordinator said.

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Parents sue Second Baptist, Houston, over daughter’s abuse

A lawsuit filed Oct. 1 says a prominent Southern Baptist megachurch is responsible for harm done by a former youth minister now in prison for sexual abuse of a child.

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Not all clergy supporting Tenn. abortion amendment

More than two dozen Memphis-area clergy gathered this week to voice opposition to a proposed amendment to the Tennessee constitution permitting lawmakers to pass laws restricting a woman’s access to abortion.

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Church and community create a sense of family that keeps many Americans from moving, some surveys suggest. (Creative Commons photo by Elvert Barnes)
Church and community create a sense of family that keeps many Americans from moving, some surveys suggest. (Creative Commons photo by Elvert Barnes)

Church factors into American aversion to moving, pastors say

Surveys show that only one in 10 Americans is moving per year — far below the numbers of the 1950s and 1960s. Some say those statistics are driven by loyalty to communities and — for some — to churches.  

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NRB head exhorts Christian media to defend marriage

Jerry Johnson challenged the religious media’s “self-imposed Sharia law” against discussing same-sex marriage at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit in Washington.

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Prof says pulpits mute on sin of domestic abuse

East Texas Baptist University professor Elijah Brown says domestic violence is too often “a dirty secret happening behind closed doors and weekly filling church pews in suffering silence.”

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