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  • Dearborn’s Arab-Americans receptive, seminarians say

    March 24 2017 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Dearborn’s Arab-Americans receptive, seminarians say

    In Dearborn, Mich., home of the largest concentration of Arab-Americans in the United States, students from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary learned about praying for and sharing the gospel with local Muslims during a three-day visit to the city. The team interacted with Arab Americans who comprise at least 45 percent of Dearborn’s population.

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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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  • 9/11 called catalyst for missions to Muslims

    September 12 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    9/11 called catalyst for missions to Muslims

    When radical Islamic terrorists brought down the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers 15 years ago, they didn’t realize their actions would also help bring down walls to reaching Muslims with the gospel. In the years since Sept. 11, 2001, the number of unengaged, Muslim unreached people groups in the world has decreased by nearly 20 percent.

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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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  • Mosque lawsuit: Baptist editor, professors, weigh in

    June 10 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Mosque lawsuit: Baptist editor, professors, weigh in

    The proposed construction of a mosque in New Jersey has prompted discussion among Southern Baptists of the proper way to protect Muslims’ religious liberty. June 9, a trio of Southern Baptist professors issued an open letter deeming it “inappropriate to question whether Muslims should retain the right freely to practice their religion.”

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  • Engaging Muslims, refugees with ‘gospel love’ addressed

    April 7 2016 by SBTS communications | with 0 comments
    Engaging Muslims, refugees with ‘gospel love’ addressed

    In order to fulfill the Great Commission, the church must learn how to teach and make disciples of the 1.6 million Muslims around the world, doing away with cultural fear and embracing them with gospel love, said Southern Baptist leaders during the Great Commission Summit at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  • Israeli ambassador: Terrorists fueled by ‘hope’

    February 26 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Israeli ambassador: Terrorists fueled by ‘hope’

    The poison spread by militant Islam is rooted in hope among Mideast terrorists, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer said Feb. 23 during Proclaim 16, the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media Convention. Dermer, along with Fox News legal analyst Jeanine Pirro, voiced the warning ...

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  • Syrian refugee sees ‘joy’ at Baptist church

    December 18 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Syrian refugee sees ‘joy’ at Baptist church

    Bryant Wright, pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church is leading his church to help Muslim Syrian refugees Mohammad, his wife Ebtesam and their 4-year-old son Hasan as they settle in the Atlanta area. 10 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes, and a quarter million have been killed.

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  • Coats for the City gives gospel witness in NYC

    December 18 2015 by Emily Rojas, BSC communications | with 0 comments
    Coats for the City gives gospel witness in NYC

    On Saturday, Nov. 14, the day after terrorists executed an attack in Paris, North Carolina Baptists partnered with New York Baptists to hand out coats in primarily Muslim communities in New York City. The timing could not have been better for Christians to show their Muslim neighbors an act of love.

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  • GOP debate: Trump’s proposed Muslim ban challenged

    December 17 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP debate: Trump’s proposed Muslim ban challenged

    Donald Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States drew critique at the first Republican presidential debate since Islamic terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif. Among candidates to take issue with temporarily barring Muslims were Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

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  • Christian response to refugees & Muslims discussed

    December 14 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian response to refugees & Muslims discussed

    As a Christian who completely disagrees with Islam, “my response to my Muslim neighbors cannot be one of fear and loathing,” Russell Moore,  president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, told an audience of nearly 100 people in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center.

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  • Former Muslim now leads ‘community of outcasts’

    December 9 2015 by Sharon Mager, BaptistLIFE | with 0 comments
    Former Muslim now leads ‘community of outcasts’

    People are searching for community, Abraham said. In the United States, many immigrants arrive lonely and lost. They desperately need help and direction. Muslims meet them and take them to the nearest mosque, get them in a community with the support system they need.

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  • Love & not fear of Muslims urged by SBTS prof

    August 18 2015 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Love & not fear of Muslims urged by SBTS prof

    Ayman Ibrahim, the new assistant professor of Islamic studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wants more American evangelicals to reshape the way they think about their Muslim neighbors. He says that starts with not being afraid of them. Ibrahim wants his students to get out of their comfort zones and ...

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  • Hindus & Muslims converge in Hyderabad, India

    February 10 2012 by Laura Fielding, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hindus & Muslims converge in Hyderabad, India

    Construction is everywhere in the city of Hyderabad, India’s sixth-largest city, with nearly 10 million people. “The city is changing so fast – it’s a completely different place to live than it was when we first came,” said Abigail Downey,* an IMB (International Mission Board) worker based in Hyderabad with her husband Ben.*

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