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BREAKING NEWS — Russell Moore elected next ERLC president

NASHVILLE (BP) — Russell Moore has been elected as the next president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). The ERLC’s board of trustees approved Moore, currently dean of the school of theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, … Continue reading

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Midwestern Seminary elects new president

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (ABP) — Trustees of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary voted 29–2 on Oct. 15 to elect Southern Baptist Theological Seminary administrator Jason Allen as the Kansas City-based school’s fifth president. –30– To read more, visit http://www.thealabamabaptist.org.

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Black pastors move to counter new voter ID laws

ATLANTA (RNS) — African-American clergy are joining forces with civil rights groups to push for increased voter registration ahead of the November election, spurred on by new voter laws they say restrict opportunities for minorities to enter the voting booth. … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Carter comments on issue of race in prison reform

ATLANTA, Ga. (ABP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says the disproportionate number of African-Americans who are incarcerated is a remaining vestige of racism in the United States. “When the black Baptist leaders speak out and say what do Baptists need … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Baptists meet in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (ABP) — About 300 Baptist leaders from around the world are in Santiago, Chile, this week for an annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). In an opening celebration service July 2, BWA President John Upton recalled … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Obama campaign taps adviser Wear for faith outreach

WASHINGTON (RNS) — President Obama’s re-election campaign has tapped a 23-year-old executive assistant in the White House faith-based office to head up its outreach to religious communities. Michael R. Wear, who has worked in the White House for the past … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Obama openly supports gay ‘marriage’

WASHINGTON (BP) — On May 9, President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to support gay “marriage” publicly, an announcement that was surprising perhaps only in its timing and one that could impact the general election. The announcement came … Continue reading

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