The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission presented Wendy Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, its Horizon Award for leadership in public service.
Prominent Baptists are among about 140 evangelical Christians who endorsed a statement of principles for immigration reform, which includes the call for a path to citizenship or legal status for qualified undocumented immigrants.
JEFFERSON CITY (RNS) -- Believers in Missouri aren't the only ones pushing for short-term-credit reform. People of faith across the country are trying to rein in loan practices they believe take advantage of borrowers often least able to pay.
Proponents of a Nov. 4 ballot initiative to cap the annual percentage rate on short-term loans delivered about 180,000 signatures from registered Missouri voters to the secretary of state's office May 6.
JEFFERSON CITY -- Missourians need lending options, and a possible November ballot initiative to reform laws governing unsecured, short-term consumer loans -- often nicknamed payday loans -- could kill the industry in the state, Sen. John Lamping (R-St. Louis County) believes.
WASHINGTON (ABP) – A North Carolina pastor shares his decade-old story of getting rid of women deacons and instituting elder rule at his Southern Baptist congregation in an on-line journal issue devoted to “revitalize” and “reform” of declining churches.
KANSAS CITY - Proponents of tighter restrictions on predatory lending in Missouri believe the faith community should be among the staunchest advocates.
PHOENIX (ABP) – The Southern Baptist Convention adopted a debated resolution June 15 calling for “a just and compassionate path to legal status” for undocumented immigrants.
A Missouri House committee has passed a bill its proponents believe is sufficient reform of laws governing short-term, small consumer loans — so-called payday loans. But those pushing stronger measures believe the proposed legislation doesn't go far enough.
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- Christian leaders were among those joining a coordinated, last-ditch effort Nov. 30 to get Congress to pass a bill providing a path to legal status for the undocumented children of illegal immigrants.