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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BJC program will equip young professionals for religious liberty advocacy

The new BJC Fellows Program offers young professionals the opportunity to deepen their historical, theological and legal understanding of religious liberty and develop skills to advocate for the cause throughout their careers.

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ERLC supports woman claiming discrimination for being pregnant

Southern Baptists’ moral-concerns agency asked the Supreme Court to protect pregnant women from workplace discrimination.

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For SBC, 1984 was the year of the pivot

For SBC, 1984 was the year of the pivot

At mid-point in the battle then raging in the Southern Baptist Convention, a conservative victory appeared far from certain. But in retrospect, 1984 looks like the pivotal year which set the convention on a new course.

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Ethan Hallmark. (Photo courtesy of I Am Second)
Ethan Hallmark. (Photo courtesy of I Am Second)

Video ministry documents courageous teen’s inspiring cancer fight

The story of Ethan Hallmark is told by a Christian video ministry as a way to inspire others to face adversity with faith.

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U.S. Baptists engage in goodwill visit to Cuba

A delegation of Baptists from Missouri and Louisiana recently spent eight days on a goodwill mission to Cuba.

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Texas Baptists cut spending, elect female president

The Baptist General Convention of Texas approved spending cuts of more than $2 million in the coming year.

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Umbrella protests roil graduation at Hong Kong Baptist University

The president of a now public university founded originally by Baptists is under fire for his actions when China’s “umbrella revolution” made its way into graduation ceremonies.

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Many neighborhoods west of downtown Dallas are being revitalized, while others struggle with poverty. (Creative Commons photo by David Herrera)
Many neighborhoods west of downtown Dallas are being revitalized, while others struggle with poverty. (Creative Commons photo by David Herrera)

Ministry model appears to overcome barriers to reviving challenged communities

A new ministry model is showing results in a beleagured Dallas neighborhood, where innovative ministries and programs are sparking transformation in crime rates, health care and education.

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Patient Zero of SBC controversy: B. H. Carroll defies theological labels, historians assert

A complex man, the towering 19th-century Baptist leader was an “extroverted controversialist” and “Introverted unifier.”

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