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Helping refugees not optional for Jesus' followers, ministers say

Helping refugees not optional for Jesus' followers, ministers say

 Scripture and the example of Christ compel Christians to be a welcoming spirit to the waves of refugees arriving in the United States, a number of Baptist leaders say.

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Battle over LGBT discrimination hits Charlotte

Southern Baptists in North Carolina are upset by a proposed non-discrimination measure they say endangers women and children and could force business owners to support same-sex marriage against their religion.

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Raising kids in changing times:  a new study unpacks the landscape

Raising kids in changing times: a new study unpacks the landscape

And finds most Millennial moms think they’re doing a pretty good job of it.

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Baptists take sides in Texas abortion case

Conservative groups including the Southern Baptist Convention say a law regulating abortion clinics is beneficial for women’s health, while individuals aligned with the moderate Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and progressive Alliance of Baptists say a woman’s religious views — not those of legislators — is what matters in reproductive choice.

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Baptist group urges Tyson Foods to address water quality

As part of a commitment to socially responsible investing, American Baptist Home Mission Societies will present a shareholder resolution at the 2016 Tyson Foods annual shareholders meeting tomorrow in Springdale, Ark.

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Georgia Baptist leaders back ‘religious freedom’ bill

The Georgia Baptist Convention is again lobbying for legislation they say is needed to protect Christians from religious discrimination.

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Jacksonville latest city to grapple with human rights ordinance

Jacksonville, Fla., is the latest U.S. city where clergy are arguing both for and against proposals to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Seminary head says new governor boosting anti-abortion cause in Kentucky

Albert Mohler says “elections matter,” and “sometimes it is a matter of life and death.”

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While frequency of worship attendance is diminishing, devotion among those who remain religiously committed remains strong, experts say. (Creative Commons photo)
While frequency of worship attendance is diminishing, devotion among those who remain religiously committed remains strong, experts say. (Creative Commons photo)

Despite decline, religiously affiliated remain devoted, says survey

The Pew Research Center says that while religious affiliation continues to decline, dedication remains strong among those who are affiliated with religious groups. But those who coach and lead congregations say declining attendance remains a troubling trend. 

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Arguments set for religious challenge to Obamacare

Faith-based groups ranging from Catholic nuns to the Southern Baptist Convention will argue March 23 that an accommodation to require contraceptive coverage doesn’t adequately safeguard their religious liberty.

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