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  • Hawaii volcano blasts churches into action

    May 14 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hawaii volcano blasts churches into action

    Amid a lava flow that has destroyed three dozen structures and the threat of a violent volcanic eruption, Hawaii’s churches “are working in really neat ways,” said Chris Martin, executive director of the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention. Congregations on Hawaii’s Big Island have banded together to pray and secure housing for evacuees.

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  • Assisted suicide dies in 2 New England states

    March 29 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Assisted suicide dies in 2 New England states

    Legislative efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide have failed in two New England states, but Hawaii appears to be on the verge of enacting the practice. If Hawaii legalizes assisted suicide, it will become the seventh state to do so, following California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Vermont and Washington – as well as the District of Columbia.

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  • Hawaii missile alert spurred witness, goodbyes to family

    January 17 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hawaii missile alert spurred witness, goodbyes to family

    Praying, sharing the gospel and contacting loved ones were among Hawaii Baptists’ reactions when a mistaken alert message Jan. 13 said a ballistic missile could strike them within minutes. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency sent an alert to cell phones on the islands stating, “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter.”

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  • Bangkok Baptists embrace international cooperation, ministry

    December 11 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Bangkok Baptists embrace international cooperation, ministry

    Southern Baptists know how to send missionaries to other nations, but some are learning how to send messengers from other nations. Two representatives from Calvary Baptist Church in Bangkok, Thailand, travelled to the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, where the assembly voted to adopt the congregation as an affiliated church and seat their delegates.

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  • Hawaii pro-life centers sue over abortion notice

    July 27 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Hawaii pro-life centers sue over abortion notice

    Pro-life pregnancy resource centers in Hawaii have filed suit against a new law requiring them to point women toward abortion access. The law, signed by Gov. David Ige on July 11, requires pregnancy resource centers to post signs telling women about the state’s “family planning services.”

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  • Assisted suicide: New Mexico, Hawaii bills push envelope

    February 8 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Assisted suicide: New Mexico, Hawaii bills push envelope

    Legislators in 15 U.S. states are considering proposals to legalize assisted suicide, with a leading patients’ rights group flagging bills in New Mexico and Hawaii as particularly concerning. The number of states with assisted suicide proposals on the table is up from 13 last year but down from 25 in 2015.

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  • Hawaii convention welcomes Asian association

    November 19 2015 by Faith McFatridge, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hawaii convention welcomes Asian association

    Hawaii Pacific Baptists held steady their percentage of Cooperative Program gifts forwarded to Southern Baptist Convention causes and recognized a partner association with all of its cooperating churches in Asia. Some 247 registered messengers and 73 guests gathered Nov. 5-6 at Olivet Baptist Church on Oahu.

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  • Hawaii’s moral challenges prompt ministry

    March 20 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hawaii’s moral challenges prompt ministry

    The legalization of gay marriage and a sex education curriculum that normalizes sexual activity for children under 14 are among the latest developments that have prompted Hawaii Baptists to engage their culture with renewed commitment.

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  • Court upholds Hawaii traditional marriage law

    August 13 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A federal court has refused to legalize gay marriage in Hawaii, ruling the issue is best addressed by the legislature and that the current law – which defines marriage as between a man and a woman – does not violate the U.S. Constitution.

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  • Volunteers Collide at Hawaii mission event

    September 10 2008 by BR staff | with 0 comments

    Allison Jackson was among waves of almost 150 volunteers in grades 9-12 to hit the shores of Oahu, Hawaii, for national WMU’s first co-ed missions event for students, Collide/Lima Kokua.

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