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  • Bilingual discipleship leads to bilingual ministry in Calif.

    August 15 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bilingual discipleship leads to bilingual ministry in Calif.

    Trinity Baptist Church in Holtville sits 10 miles from the Mexican border, but this story isn’t about immigration, the need (or lack) of a wall or border ministry. It’s much bigger than that. “We do a lot of discipleship both in English and Spanish,” said Richard Moore …

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  • Pro-immigrant ad supported by ERLC shared by thousands

    July 9 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pro-immigrant ad supported by ERLC shared by thousands

    Thousands have viewed and shared an open letter signed by Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and a related video endorsing just and fair immigration following a full-page ad in The New York Times. Moore, a longtime supporter of the just treatment of immigrants, is among eight faith leaders included in 65 initial and ethnically diverse …

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  • Supreme Court: Immigrant teen’s abortion ruling tossed

    June 6 2018 by Aaron Earls, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Supreme Court: Immigrant teen’s abortion ruling tossed

    The U.S. Supreme Court stopped a lower court Monday (June 4) from setting a new precedent on illegal immigrant minors’ access to abortion. The court threw out a federal appeals court ruling that allowed a pregnant illegal immigrant teenager to obtain an abortion while in federal immigration custody, saying the decision was moot because the …

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  • Hispanic families impacted by raid prompt outreach

    April 12 2018 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    Hispanic families impacted by raid prompt outreach

    Tennessee Baptists are ministering to families affected by the raid on a Bean Station slaughterhouse on April 5. Federal agents raided Southeastern Provisions, a cattle slaughterhouse in Grainger County in Tennessee.

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  • Mom’s ‘aha moment’ becomes multiplying outreach ministry

    March 19 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Mom’s ‘aha moment’ becomes multiplying outreach ministry

    What does it take to reach the nations with the gospel? Ashley Unzicker discovered that a sincere commitment to ethnic diversity and a little bit of everyday evangelism can go a long way. Unzicker saw the swelling crowd of migrants nearby as an opportunity. “Oh my gosh,” she thought, “we could share the gospel right now.”

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  • Supreme Court DACA order spurs call to prayer

    February 28 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Supreme Court DACA order spurs call to prayer

    The Supreme Court’s refusal to fast-track a Trump administration appeal related to immigration has given Congress more time to resolve the fate of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. In response to the high court’s action, Southern Baptists have urged prayer that Congress will act justly.

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  • Baptists weigh in on Senate immigration/DACA debate

    February 16 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists weigh in on Senate immigration/DACA debate

    Southern Baptist voices are addressing the U.S. Senate’s current effort to resolve the fate of undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children. Senators began moving Feb. 14 toward votes on legislation to address the category of undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers.

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  • Evangelical leaders urge quick action on DACA

    February 9 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Evangelical leaders urge quick action on DACA

    Southern Baptist and other evangelical Christian leaders and pastors joined United States senators Feb. 7 in urging Congress and President Donald Trump to enact swiftly a remedy for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

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  • SBC 1st VP Strickland cheers Tillis for DACA efforts

    February 8 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    SBC 1st VP Strickland cheers Tillis for DACA efforts

    Walter Strickland, SBC first vice president and North Carolina Christian educator, urged Sen. Thom Tillis and other members of Congress to continue working toward a legislative solution for young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children in a press call Feb. 8 hosted by the National Immigration Forum.

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  • Same-sex couples fight citizenship battle

    January 30 2018 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Same-sex couples fight citizenship battle

    Two same-sex couples filed lawsuits last week against the U.S. State Department, arguing it unlawfully discriminated against them by denying their children U.S. citizenship. The cases join a host of others involving reproductive technology and same-sex parenting working their way through the U.S. court system.

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  • Varied reactions greet White House immigration plan

    January 29 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Varied reactions greet White House immigration plan

    The White House’s immigration reform plan – which would provide a pathway to citizenship for about 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children – garnered a wide range of reactions after its main planks were unveiled Jan. 25.

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  • Continued work for immigration remedy urged

    January 17 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Continued work for immigration remedy urged

    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and some other evangelical Christian leaders are urging the federal government to continue to work toward a long-term solution for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children in the wake of reported comments by President Donald Trump that have embroiled the effort.

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  • Immigration ‘more than politics’ for Hickory Grove leader

    January 8 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Immigration ‘more than politics’ for Hickory Grove leader

    Jose Ocampo, a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte and junior at Wingate University, is urging U.S. lawmakers to develop a legislative fix that would protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients, like him, from deportation once the policy expires in early March.

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  • Top 10 most shared social media posts in 2017

    December 28 2017 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    Top 10 most shared social media posts in 2017

    Lots of digital content from the Biblical Recorder is posted and shared throughout the year. Take a look at the top posts from 2017 for Facebook and Twitter.

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  • Time ticking to protect Dreamers, Baptists tell media

    December 4 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Time ticking to protect Dreamers, Baptists tell media

    Two Southern Baptist leaders urged Congress Nov. 29 to act soon to provide a long-term remedy for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Walter Strickland, first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Travis Wussow, a Southern Baptist public policy specialist, in a telephone news conference called for a legislative solution as the deadline for action nears.

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