Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

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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Former missionary, professor Malcolm Tolbert dies

Malcolm Tolbert, a beloved professor at New Orleans and Southeastern Baptist theological seminaries, died Nov. 27 at the Butterfly Hospice Center in Baton Rouge, La.

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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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Fayetteville, Ark., repeals anti-discrimination measure some Baptists opposed

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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Youth pastor charged with child abuse

A former youth pastor at First Baptist Church on Park Street in Charlottesville, Va., faces charges of taking indecent liberties with a child.

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Appeals court hears GuideStone challenge to Obamacare

A three-judge panel in Denver heard arguments about a preliminary injunction currently blocking the government from penalizing GuideStone Financial Resources for refusal to cover contraceptives in health plans as required by the Affordable Care Act.

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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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