Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

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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Nigerian Baptist leader says world ignoring Boko Haram

Since receiving international condemnation for kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls last April, the extremist Islamic insurgency has only gotten stronger.

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Baptist minister’s case for gay marriage going to Supreme Court

One of the four gay marriage cases accepted by the nation’s highest court has a Baptist angle.

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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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Baptist minister to lead progressive Christian advocacy group

Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock, an ordained Baptist minister and human-trafficking specialist, has been named executive director of The Beatitudes Society, effective Feb. 6.

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Supporters say Muslim prisoner’s beard a win for religious liberty

A unanimous Supreme Court declared today that a Muslim prisoner can exercise his religious beliefs by adhering to certain religious grooming standards, affirming a landmark 2000 law and agreeing with principles outlined in a brief signed by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

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Ergun Caner steps down as president of Brewton-Parker

Six months after losing his son to suicide, a college president whose election sparked controversy is stepping down after one year on the job.

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Partnerships can transform racial relations, says pastor

Connecticut pastor Jason Coker was one of several speakers at the New Baptist Covenant, a movement launched by former President Jimmy Carter seeking to make Baptists in the U.S. better known for what unites rather than divides them.

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SBC megachurch challenges discrimination law in Dallas suburb

Opponents of an ordinance banning discrimination against gays and transgendered people are closing on a deadline for collecting enough petition signatures to force either repeal or a voter referendum.

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After recantation, LifeWay withdraws ‘The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’

Alex Malarkey, whose account of visions of heaven during a near-death experience became a New York Times bestseller, now says he made up the story as a way to get attention.

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