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  • Opioids: Trump signs $6B bill to ‘end the scourge’

    October 26 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Opioids: Trump signs $6B bill to ‘end the scourge’

    A bipartisan bill to fight the opioid crisis was signed Oct. 24 by President Donald Trump. Trump stated that the bill provides $6 billion in new funding “to end the scourge of drug addiction in America.” “We are going to end it, or we are going to at least make an extremely big dent …

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  • Opioid crisis emerges as key W.Va. Baptist ministry

    October 26 2018 by Ken Walker, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Opioid crisis emerges as key W.Va. Baptist ministry

    Soon after West Virginia Baptists passed a resolution last November urging churches to get involved in addressing the opioid crisis, the state’s Upper Ohio Valley Baptist Association started preliminary planning for a Celebrate Recovery group. After five months of leader training, an interdenominational group of churches in the Moundsville area hosted their first Celebrate Recovery meeting in early September.

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  • Judge sides with transgender teen

    May 24 2018 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD Digital | with 0 comments
    Judge sides with transgender teen

    A federal judge on May 22 said a Virginia school board violated the rights of a transgender teen by requiring that all students use the restroom corresponding to their biological gender. U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen declined to hear the Gloucester County School Board’s request to dismiss the case.

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  • Baptists stepping up efforts to help Appalachia

    March 13 2018 by Mark Maynard, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Baptists stepping up efforts to help Appalachia

    In the Appalachians, unemployment, poverty and drug abuse remain rampant. But Southern Baptists are stepping up their efforts to help residents impacted by the stark conditions. They are opening an Appalachia Ministry Center that will distribute food and other supplies throughout the central Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky, West Virginia and southern Ohio.

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  • BGAV to stop forwarding churches’ gifts to CBF

    February 27 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    BGAV to stop forwarding churches’ gifts to CBF

    The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) has become the second Baptist state convention in the past week to announce it will stop channeling churches’ contributions to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. The BGAV’s Executive Board approved a statement Feb. 26.

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  • Hugh & Jill Freeze speak of God’s grace at Liberty U.

    January 26 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hugh & Jill Freeze speak of God’s grace at Liberty U.

    Hugh Freeze made his first public appearance Wednesday since resigning as Ole Miss head football coach last year in a scandal involving phone calls to an escort service. Freeze spoke during an hour-long convocation Jan. 24 along with his wife Jill and his pastor, Chip Henderson of Pinelake Church, a five-site Southern Baptist congregation in Mississippi.

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  • CP speeds Central Asian outreach for Movement Church

    January 2 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP speeds Central Asian outreach for Movement Church

    A young Richmond, Va.-area church saw the effectiveness of the Cooperative Program this summer while helping a Central Asian village build water wells. “The work is thrilling,” said Cliff Jordan, a church planter and pastor of the eight-year-old Movement Church, where about 250 people attend Sunday morning worship.

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  • Responding to God’s call focus of BGAV

    November 30 2017 by Nathan White, BGAV | with 0 comments
    Responding to God’s call focus of BGAV

    The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) focused on how individuals and churches can respond to God’s call during literal and figurative storms of life at its 194th annual meeting Nov. 13-15 in Hampton, Va. BGAV Executive Director John Upton set the tone by interpreting the event’s theme, “God’s Call ... Now What?”

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  • SBC Virginia decries racism in Charlottesville resolution

    Nearly 1,500 people traveled to the 2017 Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia Annual Homecoming with the theme “We Are Not Alone,” Nov. 12-14. The three-day event took aim at “every form of racism, including and specifically alt-right white supremacy, as antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ” in a resolution.

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  • State conventions denounce racism, white supremacy

    November 20 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    State conventions denounce racism, white supremacy

    Southern Baptists in at least five state conventions have approved resolutions decrying racism or white supremacy. Messengers to the annual meetings of the Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Virginia conventions have passed statements in November addressing the rise of white nationalism and supremacy in the United States.

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  • West Virginia Baptists ‘all in,’ tackle opioid crisis

    November 16 2017 by Cleve Persinger, WVCSB | with 0 comments
    West Virginia Baptists ‘all in,’ tackle opioid crisis

    During their annual meeting, West Virginia Baptists were urged to be “all in” through seeking to grow as a convention united in generosity in response to the gospel. Messengers also pledged to battle the state’s drug epidemic during the convention’s 47th annual meeting.

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  • Missionary physician Franklin Fowler dies at 100

    September 29 2017 by Ann Lovell, LifeSpire of Virginia & Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Missionary physician Franklin Fowler dies at 100

    Franklin T. Fowler, the first medical consultant for Southern Baptists’ Foreign Mission Board, died Sept. 10 in Richmond, Va., at age 100. Fowler began serving at the board (now International Mission Board) in 1960 after he and his wife Dorcas had been missionaries in Paraguay and Mexico.

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  • Amid Charlottesville turmoil, Baptists active in outreach

    August 17 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Amid Charlottesville turmoil, Baptists active in outreach

    As alternative-right white supremacists and others flooded Charlottesville, Va., to protest the removal of a Confederate statue, Southern Baptists were already actively promoting racial harmony in the small community where former mayor Alvin Edwards has pastored 36 years. Edwards had already organized the Charlottesville Clergy Collective to build unity among faith leaders in the region.

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  • Trump tells Liberty grads: ‘Never ever give up’

    May 16 2017 by Timothy Cockes, SBC of Virginia | with 0 comments
    Trump tells Liberty grads: ‘Never ever give up’

    Liberty University’s graduating class of 2017 were witnesses to Donald Trump’s first commencement address as a sitting president. Over 18,000 graduates and their families listened to Trump speak as the first president to address a Liberty graduation since George H.W. Bush. Trump also received an honorary doctorate from the Baptist-affiliated university.

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  • High court vacates pro-transgender ruling

    March 8 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    High court vacates pro-transgender ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court set aside a ruling in favor of a transgender high school student and returned it to a lower court for reconsideration in light of the Trump administration’s recent withdrawal of a directive issued under President Obama. The justices issued the order three weeks before they were to hear arguments.

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