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Brookwood Baptist Health officially launches

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Brookwood Baptist Health, the joint venture uniting Brookwood Medical Center, Baptist Health System and Tenet Healthcare Corporation, celebrated its new name and new brand in simultaneous events at each of the five hospital locations today. Keith Parrott, … Continue reading

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DR teams mobilize in wake of Pickens Co. tornado

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Disaster Relief (DR) teams from several associations converged on Pickens County on Feb. 3 not 24 hours after a large tornado tore through Aliceville, leaving massive devastation in its wake. Six Alabama Baptist DR teams from Pickens, … Continue reading

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NY Baptists reject name change

HENRIETTA, New York (BP) — Messengers to the Baptist Convention of New York (BCNY) voted not to change the convention’s name during its late September annual meeting in Henrietta, New York. At the 2014 annual meeting, messenger Edwin Attaway of … Continue reading

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Pope cites MLK as Christian life to emulate

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BNG) — Pope Francis’ address to Congress today included a unifying message for Christians. In his address, the pontiff cited Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and Martin Luther King Jr. as primary examples of Christians who upheld social justice, … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s Baptist hospitals, Brookwood hospital announce merger

BIRMINGHAM (Jennifer Davis Rash) — The four hospitals that make up Baptist Health System (BHS) are officially set to merge with Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham to become a new hospital system. The definitive agreements were signed late yesterday and … Continue reading

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Baptist judge orders recognition of gay ‘marriage’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BNG) — An Arkansas judge ruled June 9 the state must recognize 500 same-sex “marriages” that were performed during a six-day window in May 2014. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen said same-sex couples who obtained marriage … Continue reading

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Texas Senate OKs clergy freedom bill

AUSTIN, Texas (BNG, TAB) — The Texas Senate gave final approval yesterday to legislation protecting clergy from being forced to participate in same-sex “marriage” ceremonies that violate their religious beliefs. The bill, supported by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission, now goes … Continue reading

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Oklahoma church paves way on interfaith and missions

NORMAN, Okla. (BNG, TAB) — NorthHaven Church, a Baptist congregation in Norman, Okla., has instilled within its people a culture of openness that has allowed it to be a welcoming atmosphere for people of all faith backgrounds. Pastor Mitch Randall said, … Continue reading

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Alabama Baptist leader A. Earl Potts dies

Alabama Baptists lost a giant Dec. 25 when A. Earl Potts, former executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Convention (ABSC), passed away. He was 93. A Randolph County native, Potts was a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham and … Continue reading

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Pastor deported from Kazakhstan

TALDYKORGAN, Kazakhstan (F18) — Baptist pastor Viktor Lim was ordered deported from Kazakhstan for leading a registered religious community and left in mid-August. Lim, a stateless person, had lived in the country for 20 years and his wife and children … Continue reading

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