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  • SBC ends relationship with DC convention

    May 23 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC ends relationship with DC convention

    After nearly a year and a half of discussions concerning a Washington church with lesbian co-pastors, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has notified the District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) that “the formal relationship between the SBC and the DCBC has come to an end.”

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  • Prayers, unity highlight Day of Prayer event in Capitol

    May 7 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prayers, unity highlight Day of Prayer event in Capitol

    Southern Baptist and other evangelical speakers called for, and hundreds of participants prayed for, unity in the church and country during a National Day of Prayer (NDOP) observance May 3 in the U.S. Capitol. The televised evening event came near the close of the United States’ 67th annual observance of the NDOP.

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  • Fox News host urges communicators to live out faith

    April 25 2018 by Timothy Cockes, SBC of Virginia | with 0 comments
    Fox News host urges communicators to live out faith

    Fox News host Shannon Bream spoke to fellow Christian communicators about the importance of living a daily testimony of faith. Bream spoke during the Baptist Communicators Association workshop in Washington, D.C. Although things may get difficult, she shared, it is important for Christians to hold to principles they believe in.

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  • Mike Pence meeting sparks reports, prayer in churches

    April 17 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Mike Pence meeting sparks reports, prayer in churches

    Prayer for America’s leaders and reports of a pastors’ meeting with Vice President Mike Pence were among the components of worship in some Southern Baptist churches April 15. The prayer times and reports followed an April 11 meeting involving Pence and several dozen pastors and their wives in Washington for the Mega Metro Conference.

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  • Therapy bans, the new battlefield

    April 11 2018 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD Digital | with 0 comments
    Therapy bans, the new battlefield

    In the last few weeks, at least four states have taken action on laws barring therapists from counseling individuals about their sexual orientation or gender identity, other than to encourage homosexuality or transgenderism. Supporters of the laws argue the bans protect people from ineffective and abusive methods.

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  • Loneliness: Pastors highlight need for community

    March 14 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Loneliness: Pastors highlight need for community

    Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., and Denver were named America’s loneliest cities in a recent study, but pastors in those cities are not surprised. They say the transient nature of modern life, along with selfishness and technology contribute to people feeling alone despite being surrounded by people.

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  • Billy Graham to lie in honor in coffin made by prisoners

    February 26 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham to lie in honor in coffin made by prisoners

    The late beloved evangelist Billy Graham, who ministered to both the disenfranchised and the most powerful, will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in a pinewood coffin fashioned by prisoners’ hands. The viewing will mark only the fourth time a private citizen has been so honored.

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  • Executive Comm considers DC convention, mission board merger

    February 22 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Executive Comm considers DC convention, mission board merger

    The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee (EC) has given the District of Columbia Baptist Convention 90 days to “secure” the “the removal of any churches from its fellowship that have demonstrated a faith or practice affirming, approving or endorsing homosexual behavior,” according to a recommendation adopted by the EC Feb. 20.

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  • Roe v. Wade ‘survivors’ defend right to life

    January 23 2018 by Bonnie Pritchett, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Roe v. Wade ‘survivors’ defend right to life

    People from across the nation and around world rallied Jan. 19 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life just three days prior to the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that legalized abortion on demand across the nation

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  • Wave of homelessness crashes over West Coast

    December 29 2017 by Rob Holmes, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Wave of homelessness crashes over West Coast

    Crowded encampments have sprung up along transportation corridors, rivers and sidewalks up and down the West Coast following a surge in homelessness, according to a survey by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released this month.

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  • ‘Must-see’ Bible museum opens to public

    November 20 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Must-see’ Bible museum opens to public

    Protestant, Catholic and Jewish leaders from the U.S. and Israel joined Museum of the Bible board chairman Steve Green to dedicate the eight-story attraction in Washington Nov. 17 in advance of the public opening. The more-than-$500-million structure opened exclusively to the media Nov. 14 and 15 and held a special dedication and ribbon cutting.

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  • Future of assisted suicide in D.C. in Senate’s hands

    September 22 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Future of assisted suicide in D.C. in Senate’s hands

    The continuation of legalized, physician-assisted suicide in the country’s capital awaits the determination of the U.S. Senate. The House of Representatives nullified the District of Columbia’s Death With Dignity Act as part of an immense spending bill. Representatives included a block on the 2016 D.C. measure as an amendment.

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  • High court urged to accept florist’s appeal

    August 25 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    High court urged to accept florist’s appeal

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling it says requires a Washington state florist to violate her faith convictions or forfeit her business. The Supreme Court will likely decide this fall whether to review the opinion in the case.

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  • Coach Kennedy loses appeal to pray in public

    August 25 2017 by Leigh Jones, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Coach Kennedy loses appeal to pray in public

    Former high school football coach Joe Kennedy lost his appeal when the court ruled he did not have a right to pray at the 50-yard line after games. A three-judge panel said Kennedy’s prayers did not amount to constitutionally protected free speech because he was acting as a public employee when he offered them.

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  • Greens’ Museum of Bible to offer free admission

    August 14 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greens’ Museum of Bible to offer free admission

    The Museum of the Bible slated to open in November in Washington will offer free admission while reserving special perks for members, the museum announced Aug. 11. An artist’s rendering of the Museum of the Bible, slated to open near the U.S. Capitol in the fall of this year.

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