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Baptist volunteers help remove damaged boards from the gym floor at Iglesia Bautista El Calvario in downtown Havana. (Photo by Ken Camp)
Baptist volunteers help remove damaged boards from the gym floor at Iglesia Bautista El Calvario in downtown Havana. (Photo by Ken Camp)

Openness to Cuba is nothing new to these Baptists

As the United States and Cuba restore diplomatic relations, a Baptist mission team shares faith and resources on the island.

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Samford buys property to expand health care programs

Samford University has completed the purchase of property adjacent to the campus that has served as the headquarters for Southern Progress Corp. The sale was finalized Dec. 31.

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D.C. Baptists tap longtime staffer as exec

Robert Cochran, associate executive director of the District of Columbia Baptist Convention, has been elected as the group’s new leader.

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American Baptists intervene on behalf of women in Myanmar

American Baptist Women’s Ministries has called on the U.S. government to pressure the government of Myanmar to seek justice for two Baptist teachers recently murdered in a continuing pattern of rape being used as a weapon of war. 

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Church under fire from S.C. Baptist group is only nominally aligned

Megachurch pastor Perry Noble, under fire for a Christmas Eve sermon about the Ten Commandments, has described his seeker-friendly NewSpring Church as “affiliated” with but “not married to” the Baptist denomination.

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CBF forms ad hoc committee for implementation of global missions strategy

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Governing Board has formed an ad hoc committee to get a head start on policy and funding recommendations likely to result from a strategic planning process initiated by the new CBF Missions Council.

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CBF moderator Kasey Jones and past moderator Bill McConnell listen to Suzii Paynter’s report. (BNG photo by Bob Allen)
CBF moderator Kasey Jones and past moderator Bill McConnell listen to Suzii Paynter’s report. (BNG photo by Bob Allen)

BWA taps CBF as its liaison for religious liberty at the United Nations

Mark Wiggs, an attorney in Jackson, Miss., and former chair of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, will take over the primary Baptist presence at the United Nations as a CBF volunteer.

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Student ministry volunteers walk past the mural on the exterior of Touching Miami with Love. (Jeff Brumley/Baptist News Global)
Student ministry volunteers walk past the mural on the exterior of Touching Miami with Love. (Jeff Brumley/Baptist News Global)

Merger in Miami to bolster Christian ministry in Florida, leaders say

Touching Miami with Love and Open House Ministries in Homestead, Fla., are merging to better serve those in need in both communities.

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Kentucky Baptist leader opposes medical pot

Paul Chitwood, head of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, says a proposal to legalize marijuana in the Bluegrass State is a bad idea that should be rejected by the General Assembly.

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Buckner social worker in Guatemala places brand new shoes on 5-year-old Dulce Alquijay Raymundo’s feet. These shoes are the 3 millionth pair delivered to children around the world by Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls. (Buckner International photo)
Buckner social worker in Guatemala places brand new shoes on 5-year-old Dulce Alquijay Raymundo’s feet. These shoes are the 3 millionth pair delivered to children around the world by Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls. (Buckner International photo)

Buckner hits 3M mark in shoes-for-orphans program

A 5-year-old Guatemalan girl received the 3 millionth pair from Buckner International’s Shoes for Orphan Souls, the agencies largest humanitarian aid project.

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