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  • Canada marijuana law calls for ‘aggressive’ church response

    July 6 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Canada marijuana law calls for ‘aggressive’ church response

    Canada’s nationwide legalization of recreational marijuana, said a Canadian Baptist leader, should spur churches to adopt a “more aggressive approach” to warning believers about the spiritual and physical dangers of drug use. “Everyone is going to be exposed to” legalized marijuana use, said Gerry Taillon, national ministry leader for the Canadian National Baptist Convention.

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  • Allen Schmidt, first Canadian convention exec, dies

    October 5 2016 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Allen Schmidt, first Canadian convention exec, dies

    Allen Schmidt, founding executive director of the Canadian National Baptist Convention, died Sept. 25 in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. He was 83. A native of Barriere, British Columbia, Schmidt led the convention from its founding in 1985 as the Canadian Southern Baptist Convention until his retirement in 1998.

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