Half of Americans want separation between church and state in marriage

A new LifeWay Research poll says many Americans are skeptical about the government’s role in marriage.

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Welton Gaddy decries burning of Brown family church

An interfaith leader and Baptist pastor says a church fire possibly set in retaliation of riots in Ferguson, Mo., resurrects ghosts from the past.

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Americans with fewest resources giving greater percentage to charity, study finds

Americans with fewest resources giving greater percentage to charity, study finds

Even though they’re earning less, the country’s poor and middle class are digging deeper for causes they care about.

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Engaging ‘nones’ is challenging but possible, say church leaders

Engaging ‘nones’ is challenging but possible, say church leaders

Though the number of people claiming no religious affilation is growing, churches still have some skin in the game.

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Black pastor says racial profiling exists in the SBC

Texas pastor Dwight McKissic said many white Southern Baptists view African-American people with suspicion, especially if they don’t already know them.

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CBF pastor hopes Darren Wilson decision will prompt dialogue

Pastor Scott Stearman says black and white Americans tend to look through “different glasses” when it comes to matters of racial injustice.

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Thabiti Anyabwile says Ferguson grand jury gives marching orders for change

A black Baptist leader called for “a more just system of policing and the protection of all life.”

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Board drops plans for Bible course in Oklahoma public schools

An Oklahoma school board has changed its mind about Bible teaching in public schools.

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Nearly one-fourth of American families turn to church food pantries for help

Nearly 50 years after President Johnson declared a “war on poverty,” millions of Americans are still going to bed hungry.

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Obama’s action would be moot if Congress would act on immigration, says CBF head

Right or wrong, Suzii Paynter says, President Obama’s controversial unilateral action would become moot if Congress would act on immigration reform.

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