The Rio Grande. Samford University students were influential in inspiring Baptist ministries in communities located along the river. (Creative Commons photo by Lee Ruk)
The Rio Grande. Samford University students were influential in inspiring Baptist ministries in communities located along the river. (Creative Commons photo by Lee Ruk)

Samford students inspired Baptist ministry along the Rio Grande

A new book by Samford University professor Myralyn Allgood documents the longstanding role students from the Alabama school have had on outreach along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Nepalese Baptists participate in global relief effort for quake victims

The Nepal Baptist Church Council, a Baptist World Alliance member, is providing tents, food and medical care.

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Central Seminary seeks to foster racial reconciliation

While some viewed the school’s move to the Kansas City suburbs nine years ago as abandoning its commitment to urban ministry, President Molly T. Marshall says Central Seminary is now more diverse than ever.

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AWAB executive director stepping down

Robin Lunn, executive director of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists for four and a half years, is stepping down after the American Baptist Churches USA mission summit at the end of June.

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Southern Baptist military chaplains may plant churches overseas

Citing threats to religious liberty, the North American Mission Board wants to be ready in the event that large numbers of military chaplains resign their jobs as a matter of conscience.

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Some Baptists killed in Nepal quake, while others search for survivors

A church collapse killed a group worshiping at time of the quake. The Baptist World Alliance and others are reporting scores of Christians died on April 27.

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Simmons College recognized as HCBU

A historically African-American college rebuilding with help from the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship cleared an important hurdle when the U.S. Department of Education officially designated it a historically black college or university.

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Troops and other rescuers carry an injured quake victim from rubble in Kathmandu. (United Nations photo)
Troops and other rescuers carry an injured quake victim from rubble in Kathmandu. (United Nations photo)

Baptists join growing army of relief headed to Nepal

Groups are either raising money or sending assessment teams to Nepal — and some are doing both. 

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SBC Pastors Conference disinvites Ben Carson

The likely GOP presidential candidate and leaders of the pre-convention meeting agree that controversy over the invitation could create an unnecessary “distraction.”

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Cody Sanders describes three projects being funded by an Arcus Foundation grant in an Alliance workshop. (BNG photo by Bob Allen)
Cody Sanders describes three projects being funded by an Arcus Foundation grant in an Alliance workshop. (BNG photo by Bob Allen)

Project seeks to get churches talking about issues of sex and racism

The Alliance of Baptists has unveiled a project to help churches begin conversations about LGBT inclusion and racial justice funded by a $104,000 grant by the Arcus Foundation.

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