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President Obama designates historic Alabama civil rights sites

WASHINGTON (RNS) — In one of his last official acts, President Barack Obama has designated Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, and other civil rights landmarks as the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument. The designation protects the historic A.G. Gaston Motel … Continue reading

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Interactive Bible reading event coming to downtown Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — A different kind of Bible reading event is coming to Birmingham in November. On Nov. 5 the Birmingham-based audio Bible ministry Your Working Copy Inc. will host The Nehemiah (812) Project. For the project, the entire Book of … Continue reading

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Sixth Avenue Baptist Church accounting manager accused of theft turns herself in

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — A woman accused of stealing more than $100,000 from Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Birmingham, turned herself in to authorities May 10. Tamika Lanese Bailey, who was the church’s accounting manager until January 2016, diverted more than $93,000 … Continue reading

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Samford to graduate more than 1,000 in May

BIRMINGHAM (Samford) — Samford University in Birmingham will graduate approximately 1,125 students during seven commencement programs this month. The programs and speakers are as follows: May 6, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Wright Center Concert Hall, 2 p.m. Speaker: Mr. Stuart McWhorter, … Continue reading

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Shahan murder trial pushed back

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — The trial of former Birmingham pastor Richard Shahan has been delayed to January 9, 2017, a setback of nine months from the original April 18 trial date. Judge Laura Petro changed the trial date March 11, but … Continue reading

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WMU Foundation unfolds Christ’s love with blanket drive

BIRMINGHAM (Candice Lee) — This Valentine’s Day, the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) Foundation hopes to spread love and warmth to Syrian refugees living in Jordan. The Foundation is asking people to donate $25, which supplies a blanket to a refugee … Continue reading

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‘Woodlawn’ lands in top 10 opening weekend

NASHVILLE (BP) — The faith-based drama “Woodlawn,” promoted as a potential catalyst for revival and spiritual awakening, opened in the top 10 at theaters Oct. 16–18, Box Office Mojo reported. Woodlawn opened in the eighth spot Oct. 16, earning $1.485 … Continue reading

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Could ‘Woodlawn’ be ‘catalyst’ to awakening?

DALLAS (BP) — “Woodlawn,” a movie about overcoming racial division through faith in Christ, could contribute to “the next spiritual awakening in the United States,” Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd said during a simulcast to promote the film. Floyd, … Continue reading

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Pro-life activists will rally at Birmingham Planned Parenthood, other Ala. locations

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (TAB) — Pro-life activists will gather once again at three locations in Alabama tomorrow to protest Planned Parenthood. The protests are part of a nationwide day of protest at hundreds of locations, similar to Aug. 22 when more … Continue reading

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New Erwin brothers film tells true-life story of revival, reconciliation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Martha Simmons) — Can faith and football heal a racially divided community? Absolutely — according to a new movie made by and about Alabamians. Due in theaters nationwide Oct. 16, “Woodlawn” tells the true-life story of revival and … Continue reading

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