Like a lot of cities, Kansas City, Missouri, has seen a dramatic increase in violent crime this year. And at least one pastor is looking to do something about it. Darron Edwards wrote a 10-step plan that launched August 11 and already has 29 faith
Much attention is being given to changes at the U.S. Postal Service that could impact mail-in voting. But there is much more at stake. Undermining the USPS can hurt the ministry of local churches and drive religious publications out of print.
BJC (also known as Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty) urges the U.S. Supreme Court to find that requiring government contractors to adhere to nondiscrimination policies when performing a government function does not burden religion.
Bill J. Leonard reflects on Christian conscience and the role it plays in national citizenship. The best of early Baptist history in America, he argues, reflected the belief that citizenship in this new society should be open to all, whether they were Christian or not.
A northern Virginia congressman is pursuing legislation to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name from the official designation at the historic mansion where he lived before the Civil War. The home, overlooks the nation’s capital and is surrounded by Arlington National Cemetery.
The fight for voting access is one way that Black Christians have lived out their faith in the public square. And the work is not finished. Black churches and other faith-based organizations continue to hold get-out-the-vote events.
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Elijah Brown, general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance, talks with Baptist News Global about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting Baptist work around the world. (And he gave an earlier interview with Word&Way’s award-winning podcast “Baptist Without An Adjective.”)
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In the wake of Jerry Falwell Jr. taking a leave of absence from Liberty University because of some controversial social media posts, Jeff Mattson & Terra Mattson reflect on how organizations can create environments of truth & grace that hold leaders accountable.
On the 401st anniversary of the start of Black enslavement in the American colonies, Word&Way Editor Brian Kaylor offered a time of confession and lament at the tombstone of the first pastor of his Baptist church, a man who enslaved three persons while serving as