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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Appeals court hears GuideStone challenge to Obamacare

A three-judge panel in Denver heard arguments about a preliminary injunction currently blocking the government from penalizing GuideStone Financial Resources for refusal to cover contraceptives in health plans as required by the Affordable Care Act.

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Faith groups support tax break for Americans with disabilities

A rare show of bipartisanship in Congress bodes well for legislation aimed at improving the lives of up to 54 million Americans living with disabilities.

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Baptist group receives $182 million from feds to care for immigrant children

As partnerships between government and the private sector become more commonplace, the question of taxpayer funding of religious groups gets complicated.

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Officials get mixed messages about right of conscience in marriage laws

Church-state watchdogs disagree about whether city and county clerks in states that allow gay marriage have a right of conscience to refuse service to same-sex couples.

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SBC leader criticizes Obama’s immigration initiative, while other faith leaders praise it

Ethics spokesman Russell Moore said he fears President Obama’s decision to move forward on immigration policy without Congress will only encourage Republicans to dig in their heels.

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