FALLS CHURCH, Va. (ABP) –- Teams from the Baptist World Alliance and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople held exploratory talks Oct. 30-Nov. 2 that could lead to formal dialogue between Baptist and Orthodox Christians internationally.
OSAGE BEACH - Missouri Baptists ended a partnership with El Salvador and took on two new ones at the Missouri Baptist Convention annual
(ABP) -- The sexuality conference in April will raise many issues. But for the theologically minded, the most important issue will probably be the question of religious authority.
OLSO (ABP) – An international Christian initiative that reports on threats and actions against religious freedom says after a few months of break that authorities in Belarus are once more cracking down on a Baptist group whose churches refuse on principle to register with the
DENVER (ABP) – A victims’ advocate says autonomous Baptist churches are ill-equipped to deal with the problem of sexual abuse by clergy because they lack the objectivity to respond appropriately to allegations against a trusted minister that no one wants to believe.
Dakota Baptists -- not the North American Mission Board -- made the ultimate decision to adopt changes in leadership structure and ministry approach. The interim executive director quells rumors that NAMB changes led to staff defections.
GUNTERVILLE, Ala. (ABP) –- An Alabama Baptist Convention spokesman explained why Baptist churches aren’t joining Methodists, Episcopalians, Catholics and others in protesting the state’s anti-illegal immigration law. “I don’t have the right to speak for the Baptists, because they haven’t passed a resolution,”
ATLANTA (ABP) -- In about two months, Baptists of many stripes will gather simultaneously in dozens of cities across the country for a unique virtual meeting, during which they will not only worship and learn but spread out to work in their local communities.
A coalition of national Woman's Missionary Union, state WMU groups, anti-trafficking organizations, state Baptist conventions and churches are attempting to canvass the entire length of Interstate 10 with prayer against human trafficking as well as for its victims.
GLORIETA, N.M. (ABP) – The Southern Baptist Convention is scaling back operations at Glorieta Conference Center and considering sale of the 2,100-acre campus near Santa Fe, N.M.