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Latest news on relationship between Samford University and Alabama Baptist State Convention

To read the latest news on how leaders are maintaining but tweaking the “crucial” relationship between Samford University and the Alabama Baptist State Convention, click here.

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Alabama Baptists called to prayer over concerns about controversial student group at Samford University

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The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) has authorized an ad hoc committee to work with Samford University in Birmingham regarding official recognition of a student organization called Samford Together (ST), according to SBOM chairman Morgan Bailey, pastor of Canaan Baptist Church, Bessemer.

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Great Commission Globe ready for University of Mobile graduates

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The University of Mobile (UM) will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at 3 p.m. to celebrate a new focal point on campus and the centerpiece of a new graduation tradition.

Read the full story here or by going to www.thealabamabaptist.org and searching for “Great Commission Globe.” (TAB)

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JD Greear headlining Alabama Baptist Pastors Conference in November

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For the full story, go to thealabamabaptist.org.

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Controversial student group at Samford one step closer to approval

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BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Another step has been taken in the process of approving a new student group at Samford University in Birmingham promoting discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity.

The group, Samford Together (ST), was given provisional recognition in the spring semester 2016 and approved by the student senate in the fall of 2016. A divided faculty senate narrowly approved ST earlier this year and a majority of the full faculty voted for approval this morning.

Samford President Andrew Westmoreland said it would likely be September before there is formal consideration of any proposal related to the organization. There are several other steps remaining in the process, he said.

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Keeping children safe in digital world topic of March seminars in Birmingham

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Read more about MySecureFamily taking place at Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Vestavia Hills, for the next three Sunday nights under the Events Promotion category at www.thealabamabaptist.org or click here:

http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/keeping-children-safe-in-digital-world-topic-of-march-seminars-in-birmingham/

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FBC Orange Beach suffers second devastating loss

Read story under Latest News at www.thealabamabaptist.org or click here:

http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/fbc-orange-beach-suffers-second-devastating-loss/

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62-year-old Pastor John Price died unexpectedly Feb. 24.

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IMB’s Platt apologizes to Southern Baptists

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David Platt, IMB president, speaks with Will Hall, editor of Louisiana’s Baptist Message, after giving a report to Baptist editors in Ontario, California, Feb. 15. (BP photo)

David Platt, IMB president, speaks with Will Hall, editor of Louisiana’s Baptist Message, after giving a report to Baptist editors in Ontario, California, Feb. 15. (BP photo)

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AG Strange appointed to Sessions’ former senate seat

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MONTGOMERY (Jennifer Davis Rash) — Alabama’s Jeff Sessions will be sworn in as U.S. Attorney General this morning (Feb. 9) and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange will step right into the Sessions’ vacant U.S. Senate seat.

Gov. Robert Bentley announced his appointment of Strange to the seat last night (Feb. 8) and publicly presented him this morning at 9:10 a.m. Bentley and Strange are headed to Washington this morning so Strange can be sworn in today.

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