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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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Sisters Carole (right) and Mely were part of a surge of young immigrants fleeing violence in Central America for safety in the United States. They eventually joined their mother in Virginia, where Mely’s baby, Ashley, was born. (BNG photo by Jeff Brumley)
Sisters Carole (right) and Mely were part of a surge of young immigrants fleeing violence in Central America for safety in the United States. They eventually joined their mother in Virginia, where Mely’s baby, Ashley, was born. (BNG photo by Jeff Brumley)

Two young immigrants fleeing violence find refuge — and ministry — in U.S.

For two Salvadoran sisters who were part of the recent immigration “surge,” reuniting with their mother in Virginia also meant finding Baptists with open arms.

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Gushee: LGBT equality is about more than who can have sex with whom

Author of a new book titled Changing Our Mind, Baptist ethicist David Gushee says the traditional way of interpreting the Bible’s message about homosexuality hurts and marginalizes people and is the opposite of what Jesus taught.

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Rick Warren says church cannot compromise on sex

Purpose Driven Life author Rick Warren told a Vatican audience it is simply untrue that the church must compromise on sexual morality in order to evangelize.

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