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  • World Relief announces layoffs, office closings

    February 17 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    World Relief announces layoffs, office closings

    World Relief is closing five offices across the United States and laying off more than 140 staff members as a result of President Donald Trump’s executive order to decrease the potential number of refugees admitted to the U.S. in 2017, the organization said in a Feb. 15 press release.

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  • Gaines Q&A: from Trump to prayer for revival

    February 17 2017 by Joe Westbury, Georgia Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Gaines Q&A: from Trump to prayer for revival

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines discussed a range of topics of interest to Baptists in a question-and-answer session with state Baptist paper editors during their annual meeting.The discussion covered President Donald Trump’s first 25 days in office including the refugee crisis, controversial comments by Russell Moore during the election and more.

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  • Platt apologizes for ‘divisive’ IMB amicus brief

    February 17 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Platt apologizes for ‘divisive’ IMB amicus brief

    International Mission Board (IMB) President David Platt has apologized to Southern Baptists for the divisive nature of an amicus brief the IMB joined last May in support of a New Jersey’s Islamic society’s right to build a mosque. “I apologize to Southern Baptists for how distracting and divisive this has been,” Platt said.

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  • Trump noncommittal to two-state Mideast solution

    February 17 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump noncommittal to two-state Mideast solution

    The United States has officially supported separate Jewish and Palestinian states for 15 years but Trump called that stance into question at a joint White House news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump told reporters he is “looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like.”

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  • Hawaii pro-life centers fight abortion referral mandate

    February 17 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Hawaii pro-life centers fight abortion referral mandate

    Hawaii state lawmakers hope to make their state the next to force pregnancy care centers to promote abortion. Twin bills in the state House and Senate would require the pro-life centers to post a pro-abortion statement in a “clear and conspicuous place” in their waiting areas or give it to women when they arrive.

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  • Washington high court rules against Christian florist

    February 16 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Washington high court rules against Christian florist

    “The Court held that the government can force citizens to use their creative gifts and expressive speech to participate and endorse acts they believe to be immoral. This decision is a loss not only for Barronelle Stutzman but for every American who values liberty and civility over coercion by the government,” said Russell Moore.

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  • Lent has narrow appeal, LifeWay Research reports

    February 16 2017 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Lent has narrow appeal, LifeWay Research reports

    During the season of Lent, some Americans give up chocolate or another favorite food. Others dump guilty pleasures like binge-watching television or social media. But most give up Lent. Three-quarters of Americans say they don’t typically observe Lent, according to a survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research released Feb. 15.

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  • Elderly patients at risk of forced starvation in Oregon

    February 16 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Elderly patients at risk of forced starvation in Oregon

    Oregon pro-lifers are fighting a bill in their state’s Senate that could allow the starvation or dehydration of patients with dementia or mental illness – without their prior written consent. It allows a patient’s representative to remove undefined “life-sustaining procedures” if the patient has “a progressive illness,” has stopped talking and cannot recognize family members.

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