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  • Greear joins call for genocide label in Myanmar

    October 26 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear joins call for genocide label in Myanmar

    Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has joined a diverse coalition in urging Donald Trump's administration to label as genocide the brutalities against religious and ethnic minorities in Myanmar. Greear and more than 75 other signers sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Oct. 17 requesting the official designation …

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  • Rebel force attacks Baptist churches in Burma

    September 28 2018 by Morning Star News Staff | with 0 comments
    Rebel force attacks Baptist churches in Burma

    Ethnic Wa rebels this month shut down churches or destroyed their buildings and temporarily detained several clergymen in eastern Burma (Myanmar), sources said. On the border with China, soldiers of Myanmar’s largest ethnic rebel group, the United Wa State Army (UWSA), attacked the churches in the rebel’s autonomous region in Shan state, according to Christian leaders.  

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  • Army chaplain Squires cleared of all charges

    August 27 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Army chaplain Squires cleared of all charges

    The U.S. Army has dropped its investigation against Southern Baptist chaplain Jerry Scott Squires, fully exonerating the major of all charges Aug. 24. Squires, who had been charged with discrimination against a lesbian soldier who wanted to attend a marriage retreat, handled the situation in accordance with military policy and followed the guidelines of his denominational authority, the Army said.

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  • Case against Army chaplain called ‘anti-religious’

    August 14 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Case against Army chaplain called ‘anti-religious’

    A U.S. Army investigator ignored key evidence in saying a Southern Baptist chaplain was derelict in his duties for rescheduling a marriage retreat to accommodate a lesbian couple, the chaplain’s attorney said. Army Chaplain Jerry Scott Squires refused to conduct a Strong Bonds marriage retreat because a lesbian officer planned to attend …

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  • Army base sees 1,459 salvations since March

    August 14 2018 by Josie Rabbitt Bingham, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Army base sees 1,459 salvations since March

    U. S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Jose Rondon believes “there is nothing more exhilarating in life than seeing people come to Christ.” This year Rondon has experienced that exhilaration with more than 1,400 professions of faith – something one could describe as a spiritual awakening – at Fort Leonard Wood, his place of ministry.

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  • Army troop reduction: Churches can aid veterans

    September 24 2015 by Joe Conway, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Army troop reduction: Churches can aid veterans

    A reduction in force was announced by Brig. Gen. Randy George, the Army’s director of force management, at the Pentagon. The downsizing may affect 40,000 troops by the end of 2017. Churches have the potential to assist U.S. Army veterans who may find themselves retired prematurely within two years.

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  • Carver has concern over military’s religious freedom climate

    February 6 2014 by Joe Conway, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Carver has concern over military’s religious freedom climate

    Retired Gen. Doug Carver, a former Army chief of chaplains, is executive director for chaplaincy at the North American Mission Board. Speaking to a House subcommittee Jan. 29, Carver voiced his concerns about the growing intolerance within the U.S. military.

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  • N.C. cadet reaches ROTC’s top 10

    December 20 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A N.C. Baptist college cadet has been named to the 2012 Cadet Command list of top 10 ROTC seniors in the nation. Campbell University’s John LeBaube garnered the No. 2 slot. The top 10 listing represents highest honors from the U.S. Army Cadet Command, which ranks all Army ROTC seniors across the nation.

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  • Chaplain back from Afghanistan but still on duty

    November 12 2012 by Mickey Noah, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chaplain back from Afghanistan but still on duty

    Army Chaplain (Capt.) Jared L. Vineyard sometimes finds himself much too close to the action. That was true when he was wounded as an artillery officer in Iraq and later during a one-year stint as a Southern Baptist chaplain ministering to an infantry battalion in Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan.

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  • As troops & their chaplains return, churches must be ready

    November 12 2012 by Mickey Noah, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    As troops & their chaplains return, churches must be ready

    They’re coming home. They’ve witnessed death on the battlefield and led soldiers, sailors and marines to Christ. They’ve baptized converts in water-filled barrels and led worship during rocket attacks. They’ve risked their own lives and sacrificed time away from their families. They are the among the nation’s unsung heroes – military chaplains.

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  • Lebanon’s shaky stability seen as tenuous after bombing

    Drops of dried blood lead like bread crumbs up three flights of stairs to a shrapnel-shredded apartment, perhaps 40 yards from the site of a car bombing that killed Lebanon’s top intelligence chief Oct. 19 – and threatened to destroy the country’s shaky stability.

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  • Human trafficking event stirs fight against ‘modern-day slavery’

    January 24 2012 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    Human trafficking event stirs fight against ‘modern-day slavery’

    Tasha is a 15-year-old runaway who was kicked out of a troubled home. An older man took her in, and he offered to care for her. Instead, he beat her and forced her into prostitution. Having nowhere to go, Tasha felt trapped and afraid to leave.

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