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  • Sudan Christians may benefit from new accord

    July 23 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sudan Christians may benefit from new accord

    A new power-sharing agreement to establish civilian rule in Sudan is potentially good news for persecuted Christians there, religious liberty watchdog International Christian Concern (ICC) said. “This could very well be a historic change for...

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  • ‘Jesus’ erased from N. Korea, Bae says at ERLC event

    July 23 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Jesus’ erased from N. Korea, Bae says at ERLC event

    North Korea’s decades-long attempt to eliminate Christianity has practically erased any knowledge of Jesus for citizens, attendees were told July 18 at a Capitol Hill event sponsored by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty...

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  • New Iranian believer quickly begins sharing his faith

    July 23 2019 by Rae Hamilton, IMB | with 0 comments
    New Iranian believer quickly begins sharing his faith

    Dry and dusty. Rocky and hard. Much of the soil in the Middle East is like this. But the soil of Iran is rich and fertile, even so from a spiritual perspective. Amir*, a young Iranian man with a ponytail, received the Book of John and heard the...

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  • Middle Eastern men delve into God’s Word

    He is a local believer who is faithfully leading a Bible study for a group of his friends in the Middle East. These men all grew up following the teachings of Muhammad, but now they have made the life-altering decision to follow Christ. They face...

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  • Annual meeting to emphasize ‘God’s Great Work’

    July 22 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Annual meeting to emphasize ‘God’s Great Work’

    “God’s Great Work” is the theme for the 2019 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) annual meeting and will focus on the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. This year’s event is scheduled for Monday and...

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  • ERLC video on N. Korea: Churches meet despite risks

    July 22 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC video on N. Korea: Churches meet despite risks

    North Korean followers of Jesus continue to worship in underground churches despite the totalitarian regime’s ongoing effort to eradicate Christianity, according to a new documentary film produced by the Southern Baptist Ethics &...

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  • Augusto Valverde, longtime Hispanic leader, dies at 71

    July 22 2019 by David Raúl Lema Jr. and Art Toalston | with 0 comments
    Augusto Valverde, longtime Hispanic leader, dies at 71

    Miami pastor Augusto Valverde, a longtime leader in the National Hispanic Fellowship of Southern Baptist Churches (Confraternidad Hispana Bautista Nacional), died Wednesday, July 17. He was 71. Valverde, the fellowship’s current president...

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  • North Carolina ministries combine foster and adoption efforts

    July 19 2019 by Blake Ragsdale, Baptist Children’s Homes Communications | with 0 comments
    North Carolina ministries combine foster and adoption efforts

    Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH) and Christian Adoption Services (CAS) have agreed to partner together to offer comprehensive foster care and adoption services to families throughout the state. “This is an exciting day...

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  • Mandrell ready for LifeWay to ‘make an impact’

    July 19 2019 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Mandrell ready for LifeWay to ‘make an impact’

    New LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Ben Mandrell presented employees their first assignment under his leadership – seek to impact people for Christ. Mandrell issued this challenge to employees in his first chapel address held...

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  • ‘Philosophical differences’: PPFA removes leader

    July 19 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Philosophical differences’: PPFA removes leader

    Planned Parenthood removed its president July 16 in part because of “philosophical differences,” a day after the Trump administration acted to begin cutting about 10 percent of the abortion giant’s government funding. The boards...

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