In Antwerp, Janeé Angel is ministering to war refugees from the Middle East. (Creative Commons photo by Victor Bergmann)
In Antwerp, Janeé Angel is ministering to war refugees from the Middle East. (Creative Commons photo by Victor Bergmann)

Baptist minister seeks to comfort war-ravaged refugees in Belgium

Janée Angel and her husband plant churches in Europe but feel their ministry is hindered by misunderstandings about the Arabic-speaking and other Middle Eastern refguees they serve.

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Accrediting agency head stepping down

Daniel O. Aleshire has announced his decision to retire as executive director of the Association of Theological Schools no later than June 30, 2017.

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Former CBF moderator dies

Donna Forrester, CBF moderator in 2000-2011, died New Year’s Eve 14 years after being diagnosed with Stage IV Glioblastoma (GBM) brain cancer.

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Mary Htoo (in red) sings among other Karen youth at a house blessing in Louisville, Ky. (Photos courtesy of CBF)
Mary Htoo (in red) sings among other Karen youth at a house blessing in Louisville, Ky. (Photos courtesy of CBF)

Myanmar native serves fellow refugees through Student.Go

A 23-year-old has found a way to give back, through service and ministry, what was so freely given to her: a new life in the United States.

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2015: The year in deaths

The year 2015 witnessed the passing of notable Baptists reported by Baptist News Global.

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Popular concepts of Santa Claus derive from the real-life story of St. Nicholas of Myra, a fourth-century saint who lived in what is now Turkey. (Creative Commons photo by Eric Lanning).
Popular concepts of Santa Claus derive from the real-life story of St. Nicholas of Myra, a fourth-century saint who lived in what is now Turkey. (Creative Commons photo by Eric Lanning).

Baptist scholar investigates the truth behind Santa Claus

Campbell University’s Adam English is a leading expert on St. Nicholas of Myra, who the key inspiration behind the evolution of jolly old St. Nick.

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Veteran Baptist communicator Pat Pattillo dies from leukemia

Pattillo, 75, directed public relations and fundraising at three Baptist schools before finishing his career with the National Council of Churches.

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Chowan University mourns student’s death

A North Carolina Baptist campus turned somber with the fatal shooting of a student at an off-campus party.

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Alayna Williams surveys Doha, Qatar. (Photos courtesy of Alayna Williams)
Alayna Williams surveys Doha, Qatar. (Photos courtesy of Alayna Williams)

Mercer student tackles Mid-East travel, anti-Muslim attitudes with fervor

Twenty-year-old Alayna Williams recently returned from a cultural exchange visit to Qatar, with a reinforced opposition to Islamophobia.

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State Supreme Court reverses convictions of peeping preacher

The Mississippi Supreme Court dismissed most but not all convictions of a former traveling evangelist in prison for video voyeurism, finding the crimes were too old to prosecute under the state’s statute of limitations.

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