Alabama Baptist convention opposes Common Core education standards

A resolution “On Parental Authority through Local and State Control of Education” urges the state of Alabama to repeal Common Core.

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Interim seminary head praises progress against Ebola in Liberia

While the war against Ebola isn’t over in Liberia, its spread has been contained enough for the country’s president to relax a 3 ½-month-old state of emergency.

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Vote inaugurates far-reaching governance change for BGAV

At its annual meeting, the Baptist General Association of Virginia also adopted a reduced budget and elected officers.

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Citing low receipts, North Carolina convention reduces budget

With annual giving from churches down by 7 percent, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is tightening its belt.

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Tennessee Baptists elect first black president

A Memphis pastor is the first African-American to be elected president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

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NCC hires two staffers

American Baptists’ chief advocate for immigration reform and a co-founder with Richard Cizik and David Gushee of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good have been hired by the The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA.

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Lane Riley (left) organizes CBF volunteers in Shaw, Miss. (Baptist News Global photo by Bob Allen)
Lane Riley (left) organizes CBF volunteers in Shaw, Miss. (Baptist News Global photo by Bob Allen)

Baptist churches aim to plant seeds of hope in the Delta

The CBF of Mississippi is getting behind a new ministry aimed at building hope in the cradle of the Delta Blues.

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Black Baptists in U.S. take on Ebola

A coalition of major African-American denominations has issued a call for fnancial and spiritual warfare against Ebola outbreaks in Libera, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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American Baptist leader to advocate for people with disabilities

Curtis Ramsey-Lucas begins Nov. 4 as head of a faith outreach arm of the American Association of People with Disabilities. The job is part time, and he will continue to work for the domestic mission agency of the American Baptist Churches USA.

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Shifting sands: Seminaries are at a crossroads

Shifting sands: Seminaries are at a crossroads

Shifts in American religious life have theological institutions navigating unfamiliar landscape.

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