SBC bylaws workgroup releases sexual abuse response
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Faye Pearson, first woman IMB area director, diesLAUREL, Miss. (BP) -- Faye Pearson, the first woman to serve as an area director for the Southern Baptist International Mission Board, died Feb. 20 following a long battle with cancer. She was 78.
Pearson started her career in the early 1960s as many women did then -- working as a secretary, teacher and church education director. But how things had changed by 1993, when the world's largest evangelical missions organization elected her to lead their work in East Asia. Read More
Missions doctor Bill Wallace focus of new kids' bookKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- A new children's book on the life of Bill Wallace, a Southern Baptist missionary doctor in China from 1935 until his death in 1951, has been released, with a foreword by IMB President Paul Chitwood. Read More
WRAP-UP: Sex abuse prevention tops SBC Exec. Comm. agendaNASHVILLE (BP) -- Preventing and responding to sexual abuse was a major focus during meetings of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Feb. 18-19 in Nashville. Among the EC's actions was recommending an amendment to the SBC Constitution stating churches are not "in friendly cooperation with the Convention" if they "have evidenced indifference in addressing sexual abuse." Read More
His thanks to Graham: 'One of those souls is mine'SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (BP) -- A soldier stuck his head into the tent where Alfred Rawson was quartered during the Korean War with several other soldiers at an Air Force base in Japan.
It was in November 1952. The soldier asked if anybody wanted to go hear Billy Graham at another Air Force base about 30 miles away. A bus would take them there; Rawson and another soldier in the tent agreed to go. Read More
Supreme Court eyes 'flawed' church-state precedentWASHINGTON (BP) -- Religious liberty advocates including Southern Baptists hope the U.S. Supreme Court will establish a clear precedent Feb. 27 to answer a question regarding the separation of church and state in the public square. Read More