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  • Moore: ERLC called during ‘crisis of credibility’

    September 10 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore: ERLC called during ‘crisis of credibility’

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is called to equip followers of Christ to minister during a “crisis of credibility,” Russell Moore told the entity’s trustees Wednesday (Sept. 5) at their annual meeting. Moore made his comments on the occasion of his fifth anniversary as the ERLC’s president.

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  • 148 Boko Haram sex slaves, forced laborers rescued

    June 6 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    148 Boko Haram sex slaves, forced laborers rescued

    Nearly 150 children and adults enslaved by Boko Haram terrorists for sex and labor have been rescued from a remote camp in Borno state, Nigeria’s defense leaders said June 4. “The rescued hostages, comprising 15 men, 58 women and 75 children revealed ... that the Boko Haram terrorists had sexually violated the females and used … 

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  • One boy’s Christmas wish for peace in Iraq

    December 27 2017 by Julia A. Seymour, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    One boy’s Christmas wish for peace in Iraq

    Christmas was extra special for 13-year-old Noeh and his family this year. Like thousands of other Iraqi Christians, his family of eight had to flee Islamic State (ISIS) in 2014. This Christmas is the first they spent back in their hometown of Karemles, east of Mosul.

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  • France prepares to dismantle port-city migrant camp

    October 21 2016 by Anna K. Poole, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    France prepares to dismantle port-city migrant camp

    In October, the British government announced it will accept hundreds of refugee children from a squalid camp on the French side of the English Channel. The decision came in response to international pressure to “fulfill its moral obligation” to find homes for migrant minors with documented family links in Britain.

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  • ISIS sends child slaves on suicide missions

    September 8 2016 by Anna K. Poole, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    ISIS sends child slaves on suicide missions

    Though Turkish officials are still investigating who is responsible for a recent suicide attack that killed 54 people at a Kurdish wedding, they initially thought the bomber was a child, likely linked to Islamic State (ISIS). Whether the claim proves true, evidence shows ISIS exploits boys and girls as bombers, combatants, and sex slaves.

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  • ‘The stakes are high,’ Floyd says

    June 15 2016 by Erin Roach, Nashville | with 0 comments
    ‘The stakes are high,’ Floyd says

    Southern Baptists must act, akin to Queen Esther on behalf of her people, because “the stakes are high” in the church and in the world today, Ronnie Floyd said June 14 in his presidential address to messengers to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis.

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  • Few Syrian Christians get asylum in U.S., despite genocide declaration

    May 31 2016 by Evan Wilt, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Few Syrian Christians get asylum in U.S., despite genocide declaration

    Two months after the Obama administration called out militant terror group Islamic State (ISIS) for committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and Syria, refugee data show those finding a safe haven in the United States are not the ones suffering the most persecution.

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  • Is Flint a drop in the water crisis bucket?

    April 20 2016 by Evan Wilt, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Is Flint a drop in the water crisis bucket?

    Flint’s water crisis highlighted a plethora of problems at all levels of government. Lawmakers warn many other U.S. cities could face a similar crisis if they don’t fix aging drinking water systems. No one wanted to take credit for poisoning thousands of children as the outcry made national headlines.

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  • ISIS recruiting appeals to those searching for meaning, purpose

    March 28 2016 by Anna K. Poole, World News Service | with 0 comments
    ISIS recruiting appeals to those searching for meaning, purpose

    Not everyone within U.S. borders wants to see Islamic State (ISIS) defeated. The terrorist group is increasing its ideological appeal to some Americans, wooing sympathizers with a slick social media campaign promising glory and purpose. In recent weeks, U.S. federal courts have charged two American ISIS sympathizers.

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  • Kerry’s genocide label for ISIS commended

    March 18 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kerry’s genocide label for ISIS commended

    Southern Baptist and other religious freedom advocates commended the Obama administration’s declaration March 17 that the Islamic State’s murderous campaign against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East is genocide. The announcement by Secretary of State John Kerry provided a satisfactory resolution to what concerned observers had feared …

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  • Baptists confront refugee crisis at Greek border

    March 7 2016 by Seth Brown, BR content editor | with 0 comments
    Baptists confront refugee crisis at Greek border

    “Europe faces an imminent humanitarian crisis,” warned the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees in a report that focused on the rapid build-up of migrants in Eidomeni, Greece. A team of North Carolina Baptists recently volunteered at the border crossing to Macedonia, where they aided desperate migrants and shared a message of hope.

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  • Kentucky volunteers delivering water, hope in Flint

    February 24 2016 by Mark Kelly, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Kentucky volunteers delivering water, hope in Flint

    Southern Baptists are bringing clean water and a ray of hope to residents of Flint, Mich., as that city scrambles to solve its potable water crisis. Trained disaster relief volunteers from the Kentucky Baptist Convention are working in Flint seven days a week at the invitation of Michigan emergency management officials.

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  • DR teams continue work amid Flint water crisis

    February 16 2016 by Roger Alford, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    DR teams continue work amid Flint water crisis

    Teams of Kentucky Baptists with expertise in providing clean drinking water to villagers in Third World countries are planning to head to Flint, Mich., next week to install water purification systems for Flint-area families dealing with lead contamination. Meanwhile, local Baptists continue to distribute bottles of water and offer encouragement …

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  • Flint water crisis draws Southern Baptist response

    January 28 2016 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Flint water crisis draws Southern Baptist response

    Michigan Southern Baptists distributed a truckload of bottled water last week to Flint residents whose contaminated water supply had led to the city being declared a disaster by the state and national governments. The truckload, sent from the North American Mission Board, was the second Southern Baptist Disaster Relief truck ...

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  • SBC leaders appeal to Kerry on genocide

    December 8 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC leaders appeal to Kerry on genocide

    Southern Baptist leaders Russell Moore and R. Albert Mohler Jr. have joined a coalition calling on the U.S. State Department to heed evidence Christians are targets of genocide in the Middle East. They signed onto a Dec. 4 letter to Secretary of State John Kerry requesting a meeting ...

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