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  • God’s love ‘chief motivation’ for medical clinic

    October 1 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    God’s love ‘chief motivation’ for medical clinic

    NeighborHealth Center, a new faith-based community health center in Raleigh, N.C., opened its doors in June to offer primary care and other medical services to local residents, especially those from low-income, refugee and immigrant population “[God] cares for these people,” said Doug Briggs. “Communicating that love to them through our medical work is our chief motivation.”

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  • Multifamily housing spurs mission strategy

    September 4 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Multifamily housing spurs mission strategy

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina initiated a strategy last year to help churches engage a mission field that is estimated to be 95 percent unchurched. The targeted group, said to number in the millions, includes people from all over the world who span the economic spectrum. 

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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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  • Refugee women persevere amid peril, harsh conditions

    February 23 2018 by Dave Arden & Pat Centner, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Refugee women persevere amid peril, harsh conditions

    For more than 7 million Africans forced to flee their warfare-stricken homelands, “home” has become a refugee camp where many wait year after year in hopes of a better life. Bamurange and Esther are two such women who survived the Great African War, one of numerous conflicts that have plagued the continent. ...

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  • 10 most significant cultural issues in 2017

    December 28 2017 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    10 most significant cultural issues in 2017

    Biblical Recorder staff collected the top ten cultural issues from 2017, including Neil Gorsuch’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, Baptist groups aiding immigrants and refugees, and a study showing an alarming increase in the number of “deaths of despair” among white, middle-aged, blue-collar Americans.

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  • Hope for the forgotten refugee

    December 8 2017 by IMB staff | with 0 comments
    Hope for the forgotten refugee

    Six years ago, one of Seth Peyton’s* good friends paid a high price to escape the violence and famine of his home country. Like hundreds of other North African refugees, he gave his savings to a smuggler who packed him into a standing-room-only truck for a long trip across the desert followed by a dangerous boat ride.

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  • Churches, ministry groups serve refugees fleeing Irma

    September 13 2017 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Churches, ministry groups serve refugees fleeing Irma

    Following more than 24 hours of travel from West Palm Beach, Fla., a group of Syrian refugees finally made it to the Send Relief hub at Clarkston International Bible Church in Clarkston, Ga. The eight families had fled from the civil war in Syria. Now, they were on the run from Hurricane Irma.

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  • Pakistani refugees lost everything but Jesus

    September 5 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Pakistani refugees lost everything but Jesus

    A Pakistani asylum seeker said he is grateful for his family’s safety, even though they have lived in hiding for more than six years. Religious violence forced the family from their country and now, due to an unsuccessful resettlement application to the United Nations, they feel trapped in a foreign land.

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  • Refugee ministry: Finding God in grief

    August 22 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Refugee ministry: Finding God in grief

    Kim Amihan, a Filipina special education teacher who lives in Thailand, said witnessing the faith of Pakistani Christian refugees as they endure difficulty has taught her unexpected lessons about the Christian life. Amihan moved to Bangkok shortly before Calvary Baptist Church, an international congregation led by Southern Baptist missionaries, launched a refugee ministry.

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  • Baptists serve Bangkok’s ‘Little Lahore’

    August 7 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Baptists serve Bangkok’s ‘Little Lahore’

    “I don’t want to go back,” Naomi* said, her voice thick with emotion. The middle-aged woman wiped away tears with the tail of her headscarf as she recounted how a Muslim group beat her husband near death over an alleged blasphemy charge. Naomi’s youngest two sons sat quietly on the concrete floor. ...

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  • New refugees welcomed by churches poised to help

    July 27 2017 by Tobin Perry, SBC LIFE | with 0 comments
    New refugees welcomed by churches poised to help

    Ibrahim was clearly puzzled by the hospitality of the American Christians who had shown him such love and care during his short time in the United States. “Why do you treat us better than our own people?” Ibrahim asked during a Thanksgiving meal last year hosted by Refuge Louisville.

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  • Friends of Refugees revived her missionary call

    March 30 2017 by Joe Westbury, Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Friends of Refugees revived her missionary call

    How is the best way to be a missionary? You just put yourself in the shoes of people you want to serve, understand their needs, and then meet those needs without expecting anything in return. That was the genesis of Friends of Refugees at Clarkston International Bible Church in metro Atlanta.

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  • ‘Walking Lottie Moon’ legacy spurs continued giving

    March 30 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Walking Lottie Moon’ legacy spurs continued giving

    Pastor Alan Chan remembers the late Cherry Chang for her love of missions. “She said until I give my last breath, I will give it to missions, to do missions.” Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles, where Chan is pastor of church ministry coordination, today remembers Chang years after her death as the “walking Lottie Moon.”

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  • What’s driving Muslim refugees to Christianity?

    March 24 2017 by Julia A. Seymour | with 0 comments
    What’s driving Muslim refugees to Christianity?

    Hundreds of Muslim refugees have converted to Christianity across Europe in recent years but motives vary. In Austria, the rolls of Catholic churches swelled with Muslim immigrants, leading to new guidelines for baptism to ensure sincere faith. Churches in Lebanon, Germany and England also report growing numbers of Muslim refugee converts.

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  • Trump’s immigration orders draw diverse reactions

    March 8 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump’s immigration orders draw diverse reactions

    President Trump’s immigration policy has drawn renewed focus among Baptists, with reactions to his executive order emerging and criticism of two previous executive orders voiced by a coalition of Hispanic pastors. Trump’s March 6 executive order revoked a Jan. 27 order on immigration that proved controversial and was blocked by federal courts.

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