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  • 9/11 memories stick with volunteers 15 years later

    September 6 2016 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    9/11 memories stick with volunteers 15 years later

    On Sept. 11, 2001, four terrorist attacks killed almost 3,000 people and injured 6,000 others. Four airplanes were hijacked by terrorists. Two planes crashed into the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Another crashed into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed in a Pennsylvania field as passengers fought to overcome the hijackers.

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  • Islamic State group kills priest in Western church attack

    July 28 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Islamic State group kills priest in Western church attack

    Islamic State jihadists slit the throat of an elderly Catholic priest who was celebrating Mass in Normandy, France, marking the terrorist group’s first known attack on a church in the West. In the knife attack, two men forced Jacques Hamel to his knees, murdered him and filmed themselves making comments in Arabic while dancing.

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  • In Paris, 'death, pain & terror' met by prayer, hope

    November 16 2015 by Charles Braddix, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    In Paris, 'death, pain & terror' met by prayer, hope

    Friday the 13th became a day of infamy in Paris after a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris left at least 129 people dead and 350 wounded. The self-proclaimed Islamic State claimed responsibility. IMB officials reported all of their personnel in Paris are safe.

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  • Past church violence survivors offer hope, joy

    June 26 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Past church violence survivors offer hope, joy

    Al Meredith had just attended his mother’s funeral the day before a man with a gun and pipe bomb attacked a youth prayer event at Meredith’s pastorate in 1999, murdering seven and injuring seven others. Sixteen years later, when Meredith heard the news of the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston …

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  • Paris tragedy leaves Parisians open to gospel

    January 16 2015 by Nicole Lee, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Paris tragedy leaves Parisians open to gospel

    Christian workers in Paris expressed surprise that a number of native Parisians are appearing more receptive to the gospel following last week’s terrorist tragedy. This new openness by Parisians comes on the heels of terrorist attacks targeting the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a secular satirical newspaper famous for its…

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  • Henry Blackaby to undergo heart surgery

    September 23 2013 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Henry Blackaby to undergo heart surgery

    Southern Baptist Bible teacher Henry Blackaby will need surgery after suffering a heart attack Sept. 19 while driving in Atlanta, becoming confused and traveling for 29 hours before police found him Sept. 20 in Tifton, Ga., about 150 miles southeast of his home.

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  • 18 dead in twin church attacks in Kenya

    July 3 2012 by Baptist Press, Open Doors USA | with 0 comments

    At least 18 people died while 66 were wounded in Kenya’s northeastern town of Garissa on July 1 when assailants burst into the Africa Inland Church (AIC) and Catholic Church, shooting at worshipers with firearms and detonating grenades. Two policemen guarding the AIC churches were among those killed. Four of the injured are in critical condition in Nairobi hospitals.

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