The Bekaa Valley, in eastern Lebanon, was struck by a massive winter storm in 2013. This year, Baptist are helping provide food and supplies refugees will need to survive another brutal winter. (UN photo)
The Bekaa Valley, in eastern Lebanon, was struck by a massive winter storm in 2013. This year, Baptist are helping provide food and supplies refugees will need to survive another brutal winter. (UN photo)

Baptist groups aid Syrian refugees through winter

The organizations are sending money to help war victims during the coldest months of the year. 

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Georgia Baptists support fire chief suspended over homosexuality

Leaders of the 1.4-million-member Georgia Baptist Convention say suspended Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran is being punished for his faith.

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CBF helps sponsor first 5-day spiritual academy in Cuba

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and its Florida affiliate were among sponsors of a first-of-its-kind renewal event for pastors and church lay leaders in Cuba.

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Arkansas Baptist College gets $30 million to stabilize finances

After 18 months of hardship, the dream of a revitalized historically black college with ties to the CBF of Arkansas is getting back on track.

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Southern Baptists move up summit on race as issue simmers

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission will host its second annual leadership summit March 26-27 on “The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation.”

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BJC supports workplace accommodation in Supreme Court brief

Employers have a duty to reasonably accommodate the religion of employees and avoid discrimination against prospective employees, according to a brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court this week and signed by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

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CBF leaders urge prayer for and commitment to reconciliation

In the wake of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter and CBF Moderator Kasey Jones have urged Cooperative Baptists to stand in solidarity with African-American Baptists through prayer during worship this Sunday.

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Kilauea Volcano lava flow as seen on Oct 25. (USGS photo by Greg Bishop)
Kilauea Volcano lava flow as seen on Oct 25. (USGS photo by Greg Bishop)

In the path of lava flows, Baptists provide comfort to Hawaiian volcano victims

Baptist volunteers from Texas have offered material and spiritual aid in Hawaii to those living in the path of lava from the Kilauea volcano.

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Brewton-Parker regains accreditation

For the first time since it went on probation in 2012, a regional accrediting body has given a Georgia Baptist Convention college a clean bill of health.

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American Baptist, NYC clergy protest Eric Garner decision

A new poll says a New York grand jury’s refusal to indict a white police officer in a black man’s death is galvanizing public opinion across racial lines in a way that a similar controversy in Ferguson, Mo., did not.

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