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  • Social justice statement spurs ‘productive conversation’

    September 10 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Social justice statement spurs ‘productive conversation’

    Amid ongoing discussion of social justice in the Southern Baptist Convention, more than 5,500 people – many of them Southern Baptists – have signed a statement claiming “lectures on social issues” in the church and “activism aimed at reshaping the wider culture” “tend to become distractions that inevitably lead to departures from the gospel.”

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  • Social justice training or institutionalized intolerance?

    August 26 2016 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Social justice training or institutionalized intolerance?

    Oregon State University will soon launch a mandated “social justice” training course for all freshmen. The five-part course will begin as a pilot program this fall, with a full rollout in January, according to university documents. Critics say the push for tolerance courses teaches university students that disagreement equals discrimination.

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  • Mandela's 'long walk to freedom' ends

    December 6 2013 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Mandela's 'long walk to freedom' ends

    Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa died Dec. 5 after months of declining health. Mandela was known for his charismatic leadership and his pursuit for peace and justice for racial equality in South Africa. He died at the age of 95.

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  • San Antonio ordinance may affect conventions

    September 18 2013 by David Roach, Southern Baptist TEXAN/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    San Antonio ordinance may affect conventions

    A new San Antonio nondiscrimination ordinance likely will prevent the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) from holding annual meetings in the city’s convention facilities, referencing the law’s requirement that contracting parties not discriminate on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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