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(RNS) — An online directory of Southern Baptist ministers included at least five names that are also included in a new database of convicted sex offenders with Southern Baptist ties compiled in an investigation by two Texas newspapers.

One in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. It is everyone’s Christian duty to immediately report any knowledge or suspicion of abuse or neglect whether, one falls in the legal category of a mandated reporter or not.

BOLIVAR, Mo. — As chair of Southwest Baptist University’s Peer Assessment Committee to discuss faith, learning and orthodoxy created in December, David Dockery has named five additional members of the committee in a Feb. 13 release by the school. The committee is part of a strategic process launched in the fall by SBC President Eric A. Turner.

Perceptions of the public’s views on evolution are most certainly impacted by the presentation of poll questions, according, according to a Pew Research Center report.

PARAGOULD, Ark. (BP) -- Intent on living up to its name, Future & Hope Christian Women's Job Corps typically equips 10 to 12 women during in-depth 10-week sessions on such practical life skills as computer skills, money management, parenting and healthy relationships blended with weekly Bible studies and mentoring.

RNS) — Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention have called the reports by two Texas newspapers of hundreds of sex abuse cases in affiliated churches evidence of “pure evil” and “satanic” behavior within their ranks.

MOSCOW (RNS) —  A Russian court has sentenced a Danish member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses to six years on extremism charges in a case that has triggered widespread international criticism. A human rights organization warned that the imprisonment of Christensen could trigger a “wave” of arrests of members of other minority religious groups.

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Responding to "recent online stories and related social media activity," the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee's presidential search committee says it has "actively pursued resumes from non-Anglo candidates."

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The government of the Central African Republic and 14 rebel groups signed a peace agreement Wednesday (Feb. 6), raising hope for an end to one of Africa’s bloody and complex conflicts.

WASHINGTON (RNS) — President Trump began his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast by renewing his commitment to the religious conservatives who helped lift him into office.