The Board of General Ministries of the American Baptist Churches USA has approved a statement celebrating the role of American Baptists in the civil rights movement, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma, and affirming that all lives matter.

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A historically black Baptist college that birthed leaders of the civil rights movement 50 years ago is being criticized today for inviting speakers to campus who support gay marriage.

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Church leaders, including Southern Baptists, led a campaign to overturn a controversial measure that they claimed would infringe on their religious freedom.

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Wednesday marked the opening of the National Action Network’s Freedom Sunday national headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., and a keynote address at a community rally by Al Sharpton at the city’s 16th Street Baptist Church.

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Why a non-triumphal, ministry-focused Cooperative Baptist Fellowship matters in a polarized age. 

Thursday, 13 March 2014 09:39

Faith leaders oppose Miss. religion bill

House leaders on Wednesday postponed action on a religious-liberty bill both opposed and embraced by the state’s faithful.

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The first black president of the Austin school board and a pastor for 42 years at the city’s landmark Ebenezer Baptist Church died Dec. 25.

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Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:39

Obama lauds Baptist civil-rights icon

T.J. Jemison, a past president of National Baptist Convention USA Inc. who set the stage for Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, died Nov. 15.

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Friday, 25 October 2013 11:49

Groups want probe of NYPD surveillance

Dozens of religious, racial justice, civil rights and community-based organizations are calling for the government to investigate alleged police profiling of Muslims in New York City and elsewhere.

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Tuesday, 08 October 2013 13:39

Baylor social work school fetes trailblazers

Freddie Mae Bason and Verlene Farmer Goatley broke the color barrier at the Carver School of Social Work in 1955.

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