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Arab seminary & Southwestern forge 'fraternal relationship'
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.
Southern's E.Y. Mullins Award presented to Paige Patterson
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
Heed God's alarm over temptation, Bob Reccord counsels seminarians
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Hear and heed the "alarm of God," Robert E. Reccord counseled students at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary March 28. Read More
Abortion, abandonment of baby girls cited in China's gender imbalance
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, CNSNews.com reported April 6. Read More
Baptist teenagers involved in bus crash; pastor's wife hurt
ST. MARYS, Ga. (BP)--A bus carrying dozens of high school students to a band competition flipped on its side on Interstate 95 on April 6, injuring about 20 students, some of them seriously. Read More
Croatia joins former communist lands weighing tilt toward majority faiths
OXFORD, England (BP)--Croatia is the latest post-communist country in Europe and Central Asia to propose a religion law that gives preferred status to majority religious groups. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: 'Safe Havens for Newborns' law worthy if even one life is saved
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)--"The laws that are most operative are the laws which protect life," famed preacher Henry Ward Beecher said. In line with that sentiment, Wisconsin Gov. Scott McCallum signed legislation that hopefully will help save the lives of countless newborns. Read More