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  • Continued work for immigration remedy urged

    January 17 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Continued work for immigration remedy urged

    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and some other evangelical Christian leaders are urging the federal government to continue to work toward a long-term solution for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children in the wake of reported comments by President Donald Trump that have embroiled the effort.

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  • Floyd voices call for racial unity at Arkansas capitol

    January 17 2018 by Tim Yarbrough, Arkansas Baptist News | with 0 comments
    Floyd voices call for racial unity at Arkansas capitol

    Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, who also serves as president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, issued “A Call to Racial Unity” Jan. 15 at the inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Exclusive on the steps of the Arkansas capitol.

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  • Hawaii missile alert spurred witness, goodbyes to family

    January 17 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hawaii missile alert spurred witness, goodbyes to family

    Praying, sharing the gospel and contacting loved ones were among Hawaii Baptists’ reactions when a mistaken alert message Jan. 13 said a ballistic missile could strike them within minutes. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency sent an alert to cell phones on the islands stating, “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter.”

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  • China bombs megachurch in drive to silence Christianity

    January 17 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    China bombs megachurch in drive to silence Christianity

    The bombing demolition of a megachurch in China is indicative of a rush to silence Christianity under new laws that will heighten religious persecution, according to human rights group ChinaAid. The Golden Lampstand Church in Linfen, Shanxi, was home to some 50,000 worshippers before the Chinese government bombed and demolished the church.

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  • Puerto Rican evacuees aided by Florida Baptists

    January 17 2018 by Keila Diaz, Florida Baptist Witness | with 0 comments
    Puerto Rican evacuees aided by Florida Baptists

    More than 200,000 hurricane survivors from Puerto Rico have trekked to Florida for refuge, with several Baptist churches in central Florida at the forefront of ministering to their needs. “The Florida Baptist Convention is excited to partner with … churches ... as they respond to the needs of the Puerto Rican community,” said Tommy Green, the convention’s executive director.

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  • Christian persecutors largely unchanged, Open Doors reports

    January 16 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian persecutors largely unchanged, Open Doors reports

    The most dangerous countries for Christians, led again by North Korea, remain largely the same, according to the 2018 list compiled by a leading advocate for the persecuted church. Open Doors USA released its annual World Watch List Jan. 10.

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  • No charges in New Mexico fetal tissue case

    January 16 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    No charges in New Mexico fetal tissue case

    New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced last week he will not prosecute the University of New Mexico and the Southwestern Women’s Options abortion center for their alleged fetal tissue trade, but the university has launched its own internal investigation into the transactions.

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  • SBTS’ Trentham to lead Christian education profs society

    January 16 2018 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    SBTS’ Trentham to lead Christian education profs society

    The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor John David Trentham is the new president of the Society of Professors in Christian Education, an organization for evangelical academicians in the educational disciplines, which include Christian formation, leadership and discipleship.

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