Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

Churches invited to celebrate ADA anniversary

The Americans with Disabilities Act has improved the lives of millions of Americans but is in some ways still an unfulfilled promise, says the head of an effort to recognize both the law’s progress and promise in an interfaith worship service July 26.

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Quadriplegic NAMB missionary receives $26 million settlement after crash

Settlement terms of a lawsuit against the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board – the largest award in Montana history – specify it is not an admission of guilt.

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SBC leader calls for probe into Planned Parenthood video

Viewed as less partisan than his predecessor Richard Land, ERLC head Russell Moore says it’s time for Southern Baptists to take a stand in defense of the unborn.

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LifeWay makes offer on new Nashville property

Local media say a Nashville government agency is planning to sell land on the southern edge of downtown where LifeWay Christian Resources will build a new headquarters.

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Evangelical Christians staunchest supporters of Israel: LifeWay poll

A large majority of U.S. evangelicals are in line with the view that modern Israel has a special place in God’s plan, according to new polling data by LifeWay Research.

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Appeals court denies Obamacare challenge

The Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today against groups including GuideStone Financial Services claiming a religious accommodation to the Affordable Care Act doesn’t adequately protect their religious liberty.

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Fox News personality fills pulpit at Southern Baptist church

Todd Starnes, who covers culture war issues for Fox News, recently described perceived threats to religious liberty at a historic Southern Baptist pulpit in Georgia.

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BWA aids U.N. report on Eritrea

A Baptist World Alliance study committee was among contributors to a recent U.N. report detailing human rights abuses in the country known as the “North Korea of Africa.”

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White House expands religious objections to birth control

The Obama administration released new rules Friday aimed at guaranteeing that female employees receive cost-free contraceptive insurance coverage while accommodating religious objections of their employers.

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Book tells untold story of women in the SBC controversy

A self-described “GA gone bad,” historian Elizabeth Flowers returned to her Southern Baptist roots to research and write an acclaimed book that she hopes can be used in service of the church.

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