The Southern Baptist Convention agency that provides insurance for denominational employees filed a lawsuit Oct. 11 claiming the Affordable Care Act violates the religious liberty of faith-based organizations that do not meet the government’s narrow definition of “religious employers” exempted from paying for birth-control coverage
Baptists of the world are observing October as World Hunger Month through the Baptist World Alliance. BWA suggests the emphasis "sensitizes Baptists around the world regarding the extent of global hunger and invites Baptists to join the quest to eradicate the
Facing a looming deadline, Missourians for Responsible Lending and Give Missourians a Raise dropped efforts on Sept. 4 to get two initiatives on the ballot in November. But organizers say the fight is far from over to bring economic dignity to the state's residents.
Missouri's poverty rate stands at 15.5 percent, with the rate among children under 18 at 18.9 percent. Individuals and groups, including churches, are partnering to help lower those numbers.
Missourians to End Poverty (MEP) -- a non-profit
If President Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice no longer want to defend the Defense of Marriage Act from challenges by gay rights activists, who will? Leading conservative law firms say they’re eager to defend the law, but that may not be so easy.
An arm of the national Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's rural poverty initiative, Liberty-based Together for Hope West focuses on four counties in South Dakota — Zieback,
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- Early on in his House tenure, someone lit a religious-liberty fire under Rep. Chet Edwards -- and, despite Edwards’ position in the most Republican House district in the country to be represented by a Democrat, that fire never burned him.
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.
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
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — With an African-American population estimated as high as 50 million, the "blight of racism" is "still an epidemic assailing" the United States, writer Maya Angelou said April 24