The parents and other relatives of a 13-year-old girl lured into human trafficking would not meed much prodding to learn about what is referred to as modern-day slavery. They would do everything possible to rescue their loved one. Religious organizations and churches now are
ATLANTA (ABP) – After nearly 40 years of polarization over abortion, two speakers at a Mercer University event said Jan. 24 it is time for people who are pro-choice and pro-life to seek common ground to reduce the current number of 1.2 million abortions a
WASHINGTON (ABP) – An interfaith leader and Baptist minister said a recent meeting of conservative evangelicals aimed at coalescing support for a Republican presidential candidate is part of a larger movement by individuals and groups that are attempting to “dominate the political process in the
Harold Branch, the first African-American officer of the Baptist General Convention of Texas died Jan. 20 in Corpus Christi—a community he served in various capacities since 1956. He was 92.
Bill J. Leonard will be installed as the first James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity Jan. 24.
DALLAS (ABP) – A 10-member committee seeking a successor to Daniel Vestal as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship executive coordinator met for the first time in Dallas in early January.
"The Child Safe Zone," a project of Georgia Woman's Missionary Union and Women's Enrichment Ministry, is a result of WMU's Project HELP: Human Exploitation emphasis that focuses on exploitation, including trafficking.
ATLANTA (ABP) – The American Civil War affected Baptists in the South in profound ways that still reverberate more than 150 years after the first shots were fired on Fort Sumter, says a new book by a Baptist historian.
Poverty in Mexico fuels the destructive cycle of human exploitation and trafficking that consumes many young lives, experts on both sides of the Rio Grande agree.
Organizations fighting human trafficking continue to raise awareness about the atrocities of what they call "modern-day slavery," but they're increasingly making practical differences in the lives of victims and in legislation. Faith-based and other organizations are using a variety of methods to