VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (ABP) -- American Baptist Churches USA sent an initial contribution of $15,000 to fight Haiti's cholera outbreak, the denomination's news service reported Nov. 11.
OSLO, Norway (ABP) -- A judge in Uzbekistan refused Oct. 14 to overturn fines against five Baptists convicted of illegal worship, an international news service that specializes in religious freedom coverage reported Oct. 26.
HAUT LIMBE, Haiti (ABP) -- A medical missionary couple in Haiti jointly appointed by American Baptists and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship says it has not yet treated any cholera cases but is focusing on community education and prevention to halt spread of the earthquake-devastated island's
A Ukrainian church where the Singing Men of North Central Texas group was scheduled to perform a concert burned to the ground, but the Texas Baptist church musicians rented a concert hall for two performances.
ROME (ABP) -- Baptists in Europe pledged to work more closely with other Protestants on the continent in an agreement signed Sept. 24.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (ABP) -- Baptist leaders hailed a pledge by top leaders of Nagaland's three rival political factions to cease hostilities that have for decades beset the heavily Baptist state in northeastern India.
NEW YORK (ABP) -- World leaders voiced deep concern about the impact of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression on international anti-poverty goals at a three-day summit at the United Nations Sept. 20-22.
Some Christians in the United States are quick to cry “persecution” if courts, schools or businesses fail to favor their religion above others. But in places around the world where Christians face beatings, economic reprisal, imprisonment or even death because of their faith, claims of
Baptists generally prefer to handle violations of religious freedom through quiet diplomacy instead of media headlines denouncing “persecution” of Christians, said a freedom-and-justice specialist for the Baptist World Alliance.
Three annual meeting messengers seeking to end a seven-year legal struggle between the Missouri Baptist Convention and five formerly affiliated entities were given a chance to air their views Dec. 15.
Frank Whitney, pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church, Holts Summit; Mike