• ANALYSIS: Southern Baptists & racial healing

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (17 hours ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptists have a unique role to play in America's race relations following a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an 18-year-old African American in Ferguson, Mo. Read More

  • Prayer surrounds Ferguson amid rioting

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (18 hours ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Amid tensions surrounding a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenage robbery suspect in Ferguson, Mo., Southern Baptists are gathering in prayer. Read More

  • Church food ministries serve thousands

    by Bonnie Pritchett/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (22 hours ago)

    AUSTIN (BP) -- It was never his plan, never his desire, but for six years Ellis Johnson called the streets of Austin home.

    "Six years on the street humbled me a lot," Johnson said in a telephone interview from his new home in Austin. Read More

  • Church's backpacks nourish schoolchildren

    by Carolyn Nichols/Florida Baptist Witness, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (yesterday)

    MIAMI (BP) -- Every weekend, 830 children in Dade County have food to eat because Christ Fellowship in Miami sent it home with them from school.

    The seven campuses of the 9,000-member church contribute funds and volunteer staffing to keep children fed when their schools do not offer free breakfasts and free or reduced-cost lunches. Read More

  • Md.-Del. Baptists adopt new name

    by Sharon Mager, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (18 hours ago)

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    SEVERN, Md. (BP) -- The Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware will now be known as the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network, reflecting the cooperation of churches in states beyond Maryland and Delaware.

    Messengers affirmed the new "doing business as" name during the Nov. 9-11 BCMD annual meeting at The Church at Severn Run in Severn, Md. Read More