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  • Pew: African, Latin American Christians most committed

    August 27 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pew: African, Latin American Christians most committed

    Commitment to prayer, church attendance and religion is highest among Christians in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, Pew Research Center said Aug. 22 in an analysis of data collected over the past 10 years. In the U.S., Christians register comparatively high levels of religious commitment among the most developed countries, …

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  • Native American spiritual needs weigh on FoNAC

    June 22 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Native American spiritual needs weigh on FoNAC

    Native Americans balance life in both the native and white culture and too often lose to both, Gary Hawkins said in his executive director’s report during the Fellowship of Native American Christians’ (FoNAC) sixth annual gathering in Dallas. “Spiritual needs are tremendous among native people,” Hawkins said during FoNAC’s June 10-11 meeting in conjunction with …

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  • Native Americans to discuss gospel contextualization

    May 18 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Native Americans to discuss gospel contextualization

    A presentation of the gospel message to demonstrate a contextual way of ministering to unreached and under-reached Native people will be part of the Fellowship of Native American Christians’ (FoNAC) annual meeting in June. “Everyone is welcome,” FoNAC Executive Director Gary Hawkins told Baptist Press.

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  • Danger follows Christian refugees to Germany

    November 7 2016 by Jill Nelson, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Danger follows Christian refugees to Germany

    The situation of Christian refugees in German shelters is “unbearable” according to a report released in October and co-authored by Open Doors Germany. The report documents 743 cases of discrimination, death threats and physical assaults against Christians by Muslim refugees between February and May of this year.

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  • In IS-torn Iraq & Syria, rays of hope for Christians

    November 7 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    In IS-torn Iraq & Syria, rays of hope for Christians

    While the Islamic State maintains territorial strongholds in Syria and Iraq, Christians have reportedly been able to remain in or return to areas where they held majorities before civil war began. But Henriette Kats, an analyst with the World Watch Research unit of Open Doors International, cautioned against false optimism.

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  • Egypt’s Copts weather new wave of attacks

    July 22 2016 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Egypt’s Copts weather new wave of attacks

    Islamist assaults against Egypt’s largest minority, Coptic Christians, have claimed the lives of two priests in the Coptic Orthodox Church, a pharmacist who was beheaded and a baker. World Watch Monitor chronicled the murders and numerous other assaults on Copts in the past two months along with attacks on churches, homes and businesses.

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  • Title IX exemption fair, leaders say

    December 9 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Title IX exemption fair, leaders say

    At least 30 Christian schools have received exemption from Title IX provisions requiring equal treatment based not only on biological gender, but also transgendered identity, records released by the U.S. Department of Education reveal. At least half of the affected schools are Southern Baptist …

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  • Gay marriage festering in CA, AL, PCUSA

    March 20 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gay marriage festering in CA, AL, PCUSA

    From churches in California and Alabama to the largest Presbyterian denomination in America, gay marriage continues to prompt concern in the larger evangelical community. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved an amendment to its constitution that affirmed same-sex marriage on March 17.

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  • Pastor calls Hispanics to 'go now,' reach world

    September 10 2014 by Ava Thomas, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pastor calls Hispanics to 'go now,' reach world

    Jesús Guillén had a rough childhood. Everything from drugs to alcohol is a part of his past. In fact, he should’ve died several times, twice at the hands of his wife. And ever since we wandered into a Baptist church in Houston, he has spent the last two decades planting over 20 churches.

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  • Disney’s animator of heroines

    December 11 2013 by Emily Belz, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Disney’s animator of heroines

    Mark Henn talks about creating Disney’s leading ladies, his Christian faith and his work on Disney’s new film, Frozen. Henn has been a Disney animator for 33 years and has animated characters such as Goofy and Winnie the Pooh.

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  • BYU visits signal a new evangelical-Mormon détente

    October 31 2013 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service | with 1 comments
    BYU visits signal a new evangelical-Mormon détente

    Last month, after being sure to get his caffeine fix at Starbucks, Southern Baptist leader Richard Land went where few evangelicals had dared to go before: the campus of Brigham Young University, the intellectual heart of Mormonism.

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  • At inauguration, Russell Moore roots ERLC mission in gospel

    September 12 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    At inauguration, Russell Moore roots ERLC mission in gospel

    The mission of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) is not primarily to declare biblical morality but to proclaim the gospel of Jesus, Russell D. Moore said upon his inauguration as the entity’s new president.

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  • Bombings in Nigeria continue against Christians

    April 26 2012 by Staff/Compass Direct News | with 1 comments

    Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a TV viewing center in Jos, Nigeria, April 24, in a Christian area of the city where a crowd had gathered to watch a soccer match.

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  • Saudis pressed to release Ethiopian Christians

    February 10 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Saudis pressed to release Ethiopian Christians

    America’s congressionally approved watchdog for global religious liberty has called on Saudi Arabia to release 35 Ethiopian Christians arrested during a prayer meeting and imprisoned for nearly two months.

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  • Teens leave churches seen as judgmental

    October 27 2011 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    Why do young Christians leave the church? New research by the Barna Group finds they view churches as judgmental, overprotective, exclusive and unfriendly towards doubters. They also consider congregations antagonistic to science and say their Christian experience has been shallow.

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