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June 19, 2013
June 17, 2013 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press 
Sample Image The call for cooperation and revival was delivered during the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting June 11-12 in Houston. The following is a summary of this year's event.
N.C. Baptists recognized for missions giving
June 13, 2013 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications
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The International Mission Board recognized North Carolina Baptists for leading all states in giving to the 2012 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
'Well-kept secret' fights for Christian values, asks for help 
June 18, 2013 by L.A. Williams, Christian Action League
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Name a topic, -- alcohol and drugs, sex education, gambling, human trafficking, marriage and parenting, religious freedom, sanctity of human life -- and rest assured that a bill has been filed on it in your state government. 
Harvest America stretches to N.C.
June 18, 2013 by Dianna Cagle, BR assistant managing editor
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Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., could be streaming live to a venue near you for his Harvest Crusade Sept. 28-29. 

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Cedarville calls Thomas White as president
Anti-pornography initiative launched at SBC

Women to battle pornography with prayer
Allan Blume
K. Allan Blume
BR Editor

Freedom under attack   

I am deeply concerned about the attacks on freedom in our country. It is not simply an erosion of freedom that we are experiencing, but a direct assault on liberties established by God and guaranteed by our nation’s founding documents.

The right to life has been under direct attack for over 40 years. A man-centered worldview promotes convenience and preference over the value of an innocent life. The child is never given the freedom to choose. What an evil tragedy!

The freedom to speak one’s faith convictions has been limited or halted in schools, on university campuses, in the public square, in the military and even in the pulpit. Christians are specifically targeted by secularists – many of whom label themselves as Christians – with the imposition of every possible limitation. This is an unimaginable theft of liberties.

I briefly shared some of my concerns in this week’s editorial. I hope you will read it in preparation for your celebration of our nation’s Independence Day.

We can be encouraged that organizations like the Christian Action League are on the front lines of legislative battles in our state. I hope you will read their story and stand with them.

Battles in the political arena are necessary, but they will not bring the ultimate victory alone. Therefore, Sunday, June 30, 2013, has been set by the Family Research Council as a day for Christians in America to fall on our faces and humbly pray for revival in our nation. (See www.Call2Fall.com)

Let's hope the Sunday before Independence Day will be a day that believers will seek God for revival and spiritual awakening!

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