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About 66 percent of all American adults are white, 15 percent are Latino, 12 percent black and 4 percent Asian. Few religious groups match those figures.
About 66 percent of all American adults are white, 15 percent are Latino, 12 percent black and 4 percent Asian. Few religious groups match those figures.

Racially diverse nation isn’t mirrored in most religious groups

Seventh-day Adventists, Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses top the list of most diverse, Pew Study finds.

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Richard Land: Democrats don’t want gun control but gun ‘confiscation’

Southern Baptists’ former spokesman for moral concerns says gun control wouldn’t have stopped the recent on-air killing of two television journalists, while criticizing politicians like Hillary Clinton for “ghoulishness” in suggesting otherwise.

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Texas pastors want tax dollars for church schools

Others, like the Texas Freedom Network and Pastors for Texas Children, say the answer to improving education is not taking away already inadequate funding from public schools that are lagging behind.

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For five years, Keith Rhodes has provided free haircuts to children and youth with limited means headed back to school. (Photo provided by Keith Rhodes)
For five years, Keith Rhodes has provided free haircuts to children and youth with limited means headed back to school. (Photo provided by Keith Rhodes)

Back to school with a free haircut, thanks to Gardner-Webb staffer

A new cut gives school children “an extra boost of confidence,” says Keith Rhodes, who aims to provide it for families with limited resources.

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Texas Baptist headquarters building transferred to Baylor nursing school

After almost 30 years in east Dallas, the BGCT will move its offices to a 14-story building in north Dallas.

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Baptist university responds to video of former president

A video just posted online is raising questions about how transparent North Greenville University was about the reasons for President Jimmy Epting’s surprise retirement announcement earlier this year.

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Last June, Kevin Ezell (left), president of the SBC North American Mission Board, and David Platt, president of the International Mission Board, led a standing ovation for their missionaries during the SBC annual meeting. (Photo by John Swain/NAMB)
Last June, Kevin Ezell (left), president of the SBC North American Mission Board, and David Platt, president of the International Mission Board, led a standing ovation for their missionaries during the SBC annual meeting. (Photo by John Swain/NAMB)

Southern Baptists to cut missionary force by 15 percent

Leaders of the International Mission Board announced a plan Aug. 27 to achieve a balanced budget that includes reductions in the work force both at home and abroad.

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Jimmy Carter’s church to limit Sunday crowds

Well-wishers flocking to Plains, Ga., to hear Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school after being diagnosed with cancer are overwhelming the relatively small Maranatha Baptist Church.

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Burma conversion bill raises religious freedom concern

Outside observers fear measures to ensure Myanmar remains culturally Buddhist will be used unfairly against religious minorities, including Baptists.

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A U.S. Coast Guard officer looks for survivors in the path of Hurricane Katrina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
A U.S. Coast Guard officer looks for survivors in the path of Hurricane Katrina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

10 years later, one Baptist group reflects on Katrina and its aftermath

One of the worse disasters in U.S. history left 1,800 dead and more than $100 billion in damage.

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SBC president talks about sex the Sunday after Ashley Madison scandal

Ronnie Floyd says millions of families are going to suffer from the hacking of a website promoting adultery, and some of those are Southern Baptists.

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Couple accused of stealing from church they helped plant

Keith Hall, former pastor of The Journey Church of the Triad, and his wife, Leslie, are accused of embezzling more than $40,000 from the Southern Baptist-affiliated church they helped launched in 2006.

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The Spring Break Food Drive, an annual collaboration of students and community organizations, collects food for young people in Fredericksburg, Va., who miss free and reduced meals during breaks from school. (Photo by Blake Tommey)
The Spring Break Food Drive, an annual collaboration of students and community organizations, collects food for young people in Fredericksburg, Va., who miss free and reduced meals during breaks from school. (Photo by Blake Tommey)

Opening doors — front and back — to minister

Through Kairos, a Fredericksburg, Va., ministry is engaging both campus and community.

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American Baptists join Baptist family in prayer for Jimmy Carter

A statement Aug. 25 described the 39th president as “a faithful and courageous leader in Baptist life” whose example has “inspired many to offer their lives in service to others.”

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