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The Sunderland Foundation has provided a $5 million lead gift for construction of a new Center for Sports and Fitness at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.

(RNS) — A rash of attacks on churches in Burkina Faso is exposing the growing challenge of containing Islamist violence across Africa’s Sahel region.

(RNS) — According to religious leaders, virtually no faith community has been spared violence. In response, faith leaders across the country are putting their heads together to help protect their congregations — and to do so, they’re increasingly crossing denominational lines.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The ordination process of Southern Baptist churches is a weak spot when it comes to protecting congregations from sexual predators, according to a report released May 9.

Christian teens in the U.S. turn to their moms more than others when in need of guidance, advice or spiritual conversation, according to a Barna Group report published May 7.

COLUMBIA, MO -- The Baptist Home Corporate Office announced on Friday (May 10) a gift of $150,000 from The Baptist Foundation of Mid-Missouri. The donation will be used for the construction of a new chapel on The Baptist Home-Ashland campus, slated to open this year. 

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law Thursday (May 9) requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Graduates, families and friends gathered for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's 65th commencement exercises May 3, comprising the seminary's largest graduating class.

At least 56 organizations and 103 individuals faced prosecution in 2018 under "anti-missionary" restrictions first imposed in 2016, according to Forum 18. Prosecutions have continued in 2019, including two Baptists punished for offering religious literature at a bus stop.

(RNS) — Jean Vanier’s ministry to people with developmental disabilities began with a simple gesture: He invited three men who had spent the majority of their lives in a large institution to come and live with him.