Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

Liberian Baptists oppose ‘Christian nation’ label

A proposal to declare Liberia a Christian nation is fomenting division between a Christian majority and Muslim minority in a country accustomed to civil war.

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Southern Baptists urged to pray as Supreme Court weighs gay-marriage arguments

When justices consider later this month whether gays have a constitutional right to wed, Southern Baptist leaders are praying that lawyers arguing for traditional marriage will have God on their side.

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Obama honors Gardner Taylor at Easter prayer breakfast

Speakers at the Tuesday morning event included Baptist News Global columnist Amy Butler, who gave the opening prayer.

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Baptists, others, fear legal gay marriage will censor free speech

Southern Baptist leaders are among parties in a Liberty Institute friend-of-the-court brief defending the right to free speech in the volatile debate over gay marriage.

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Catholics, Baptists join in religious liberty battle over gay marriage

Catholic and Baptist leaders have joined in a statement calling for a serious national discussion of religious liberty, following failure to add conscience exceptions to religious liberty measures in Indiana and Arkansas.

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Gardner Taylor, preacher and civil rights leader, dies

Gardner Taylor, longtime pastor of Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a founder of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, died Easter Sunday.

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Georgia tables controversial religious liberty bill

Georgia’s bid for a “religious liberty” bill died in committee in the 2015 General Assembly last week.

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Judge dismisses Glorieta lawsuit; appeal expected

The U.S. District Court for New Mexico has dismissed all claims in a lawsuit an Arkansas couple filed against LifeWay Christian Resources and the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee regarding the sale of Glorieta Conference Center.

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Baptist school mourns student’s death

Wayland Baptist University confirmed the death of Rachel Bates, a 19-year-old freshman biology major, in a residence hall on the main campus in Plainview, Texas.

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BJC releases statement on RFRA legislation in Indiana and Arkansas

As protests mount over controversial legislation in Indiana and Arkansas, a leader in the coalition that helped secure passage of landmark federal legislation to make it harder for the government to burden religious exercise weighs in.

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