Baptist Press Archive

Friday, April 06, 2001

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  • Arab seminary & Southwestern forge 'fraternal relationship'

    by David Porter, posted Friday, April 06, 2001 (17 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, signed a "historic" agreement April 3 with a seminary in Beirut, Lebanon.

          The Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut is the only Baptist seminary in the Middle East-North Africa region and the only Christian seminary that can openly train converts from other religions.

          "This is a historic agreement," said Ghassan Khalaf, president of the ABTS.

    The "agreement of fraternal relationship" signed by Khalaf and Southwestern Seminary President Kenneth S. Hemphill encourages "faculty enrichment through mutual use and cooperation." Southwestern has similar agreements with educational institutions in Tokyo, Korea and India and is trying to respond to requests from other international institutions.

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  • Southern's E.Y. Mullins Award presented to Paige Patterson

    by Michael Foust, posted Friday, April 06, 2001 (17 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--The president of one Southern Baptist seminary was honored by another seminary April 3 for his leadership and sacrifice during the Southern Baptist Convention's return to its historical roots. Read More

  • Abortion, abandonment of baby girls cited in China's gender imbalance

    by Patrick Goodenough, posted Friday, April 06, 2001 (17 years ago)

    LONDON (BP)--The ratio of baby girls to baby boys in China has dropped further below the international standard -- the result, critics say, of its controversial "one-child policy," which in some cases has led to sex-selective abortion, infanticide and the abandonment of baby girls, reported April 6. Read More

  • Vito Chiaravalloti homers in 5th consecutive game

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 06, 2001 (17 years ago)

    ARLINGTON, Va. (BP)--First baseman Vito Chiaravalloti homered in his fifth consecutive game and knocked in three runs as the Richmond Spiders defeated the George Washington Colonials 10-5. Read More