Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

State Supreme Court voids school voucher plan

Colorado’s highest court said a scholarship program in one of the state’s wealthiest school districts violates a constitutional ban on using public funds to support religion.

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Citing confidentiality breaches, American Baptists suspend executive search

A yearlong search for the next general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA has been suspended over “breaches of confidentiality” that officials say have compromised the process.

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Maintain legacy of racism busting, American Baptists told

“We know how to do this,” Amy Butler challenged members of America’s most diverse Protestant body.

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Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states

Responses to Friday’s landmark ruling ranged from exhilaration to disappointment, along with a focus on protection of consciences.

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Black, white pastors unite in ‘war’ on fear, racism

Leaders of four Baptist congregations in Louisville are taking on poverty and education seeking to build a city where “every valley is lifted up and every mountain made low."

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Jeff Haggray to lead American Baptist mission agency

The former executive minister of the District of Columbia Baptist Convention will succeed Aidsand Wright-Riggins as executive director of American Baptist Home Missions Societies.

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Rob Nash named interim dean at McAfee

Mercer University Provost Scott Davis has appointed missions professor Rob Nash Jr. as interim dean of the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology, effective July 1.

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SACS extends probation for Louisiana College

The accrediting agency’s board of trustees also placed another Baptist school on probation: Bluefield College in Virginia.

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Baptist colleges lose Obamacare challenge

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals joined other jurisdictions June 22 in upholding the Obama administration’s accommodation process for religious nonprofits that object to the contraceptive coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

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Union University murder trial postponed

After being pushed back once due to a backlog at a crime lab, the murder trial of 22-year-old Charlie Pittman has been postponed a second time due to a scheduling conflict involving some of the witnesses.

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