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Advocates sue Nigeria for Christian girl's releaseABUJA, Nigeria (BP) -- The Nigerian government should urgently secure the release of a Christian schoolgirl that Boko Haram terrorists have threatened to imminently kill because of her faith, an advocacy group said in a Nigerian federal lawsuit.
Lift Up Now, led by Southern Baptist Nigerian native Adeniya Ojutiku of Raleigh, N.C., is one of three plaintiffs in the Sept. 19 lawsuit urging Nigeria to secure the release of Leah Sharibu, described in court documents as 16 years old.
Boko Haram captured Sharibu and about 110 of her classmates Feb. 19 from the Government Girls Secondary School in the Yobe state town of Dapchi in ... Read More
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Boy's 'miraculous' survival prompts Gospel witnessHARRISONVILLE, Mo. (BP) -- Xavier Cunningham, 10, was climbing into a treehouse when he encountered a massive wasp nest. As he tried to swat a wasp away, he lost his balance, fell to the ground face-first and impaled his head on a foot-long meat skewer he and his friends had found and stuck in the ground.
The next two days brought brushes with death and a survival story one neurosurgeon called "miraculous."
The rural congregation where Cunningham and his family worship -- The ... Read More
Greear's Sexual Abuse Advisory Study underwayNASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear's Sexual Abuse Advisory Study is now "actively involved" in phase one of its two-year process, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission announced Sept. 19 following appropriation of $250,000 for the study by the SBC Executive Committee.
The study will receive the first $250,000 of overage for the 2017-2018 Cooperative Program Allocation Budget, according to a Sept. 18 EC vote. Expenditures for the study will be administered by the ERLC, a partner with Greear in the initiative, and reimbursed by the EC on a quarterly basis. Read More
ANALYSIS: Venezuela planters see opportunity amid crisisBOGOTA, Colombia (BP) -- As I meandered through a craft market in Bogota, Colombia, I struck up a conversation with a vendor who asked why I was visiting his country. I had just returned from four days in Cúcuta, the Colombian-Venezuelan border town where I witnessed the sad pilgrimage of thousands of people leaving Venezuela out of desperation and hunger.
When I shared that with him, his face contorted into a mask of grief.
"It is so horrible what is happening," he said, "They are our brothers." Read More