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  • Catholic hospital fights transgender discrimination claim

    January 17 2017 by Ray Hacke, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Catholic hospital fights transgender discrimination claim

    A Catholic hospital in New Jersey faces a lawsuit for allegedly refusing to remove the uterus of a woman, Jionni Conforti, who wanted to be anatomically more like a man. Conforti had the procedure done at another hospital but is suing to prevent St. Joseph’s from refusing gender transition-related treatments to other transgender persons.

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  • Whitworth elected Pennsylvania/South Jersey executive

    January 6 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Whitworth elected Pennsylvania/South Jersey executive

    Barry Whitworth, a longtime church planter and state convention staff member, has been elected executive director of the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania/South Jersey by a unanimous vote of the convention’s Executive Committee. Whitworth succeeds David Waltz, who retired after 23 years of leading the two-state convention.

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  • Russell Moore: Religious liberty for non-Christians as well

    June 10 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Russell Moore: Religious liberty for non-Christians as well

    Baptists and other Christians should defend religious freedom for non-Christians, including Muslims, because it is morally right, as well as helpful to their own cause, says Southern Baptist religious liberty leader Russell Moore. Moore advocated for religious freedom for people of all faiths in a blog post Wednesday.

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  • Pennsylvania/South Jersey marks 45 years, staff retirements

    November 24 2015 by Brodie Smith, West Chester University | with 0 comments
    Pennsylvania/South Jersey marks 45 years, staff retirements

    Pennsylvania/South Jersey Baptists marked at their annual meeting 45 years of service and the retirement of several long-term employees, including Executive Director-Treasurer David Waltz. The 330 messengers and guests were the largest number of attendees at a Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey annual meeting in eight years.

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  • N.J. ruling is latest stab at marriage

    October 2 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    N.J. ruling is latest stab at marriage

    A New Jersey judge has legalized same-sex marriage in the state, providing another victory in the growing movement to expand the legal definition of an institution previously limited to a man and a woman.

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  • Baptists to expand Sandy DR into December

    November 13 2012 by Joe Conway, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists to expand Sandy DR into December

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) leaders are preparing to continue superstorm Sandy feeding efforts into December, and have opened a new avenue of service with long-term national implications. “Although we’ve been told by New York officials that some of our kitchen operations may consolidate in the state, they told us to expect to continue providing meals into December,” said Fritz Wilson, North American Mission Board (NAMB) disaster relief executive director.

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  • ‘Body of Christ in action’ amid Hoboken’s woes from Sandy

    November 13 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Body of Christ in action’ amid Hoboken’s woes from Sandy

    Two weeks after superstorm Sandy tore through New Jersey, thousands of people still lack food, clothing and water. In the immediate aftermath of the storm, nearly half of Hoboken’s population of 50,000 was trapped in their homes by floodwaters.

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  • N.C. volunteers headed to New Jersey

    October 31 2012 by BR staff, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    N.C. volunteers headed to New Jersey

    A mobile kitchen team and additional support units were headed to Rutgers, N.J., today to help with relief efforts related to Hurricane Sandy, which caused at least 50 U.S. deaths, record flooding, massive power outages and extensive devastation as it roared ashore Monday night (Oct. 29) near New York City.

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