RICHMOND — A diverse coalition of pastors and theological educators have launched an initiative they hope will offer a platform for evangelical leaders to “work for a Kingdom-driven, gospel-centered, biblically-grounded theology and ecclesial practice for God’s mission in North America.”
WASHINGTON (ABP) – Dozens of religious, civil rights, labor and women’s organizations, wrote the White House Dec. 7 asking how the Obama administration decides whether religious organizations may discriminate when hiring for government-funded positions.
WASHINGTON (ABP) –Fifty-six groups, including the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, sent a sharply-worded letter Sept. 19 asking President Obama to clarify remarks he made this summer about employment discrimination by faith-based groups receiving taxpayer funding.
WASHINGTON (ABP) – Several Southern Baptists joined a coalition of Christian leaders claiming to represent 25 million Americans sending letters to President Obama and foreign ambassadors and heads of state opposing efforts by Iran to get the United Nations to recognize Palestinian statehood.
ATLANTA (ABP) -- Five years after organizing a national disaster-relief ministry after Hurricane Katrina, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has been accepted as a member of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
More than 1,000 faith leaders and activists are expected to descend on Washington soon in what planners say is one of largest and most diverse coalitions ever to fight against domestic and global poverty.