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Labeling porn 'public health hazard' may bring changeWASHINGTON (BP) -- Labeling pornography a "public health hazard" may prove to be a game-changer.
That is the hope of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) and its allies in the attempt to prevent exposure and addiction to pornography and to help those impacted by its use.
The effort to reverse the spread of sexually explicit material and ... Read More
Quakes rock Japan, Ecuador; Baptists assess needsNASHVILLE (BP) --- Powerful earthquakes struck both Ecuador and Japan over the weekend, killing hundreds of people in the two countries and kick-starting local disaster response teams.
In Japan, a three-day series of earthquakes and aftershocks rocked the southern part of the country. The tremors killed at least 42 people, collapsed buildings and caused fires and landslides, news agencies reported. The Ecuador quake caused ... Read More
NAMB readies mobile clinics for Send Relief ministryST. LOUIS (BP) -- The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has purchased two mobile clinics -- one for dental services, the other for general medical needs -- that will be used as part of its new Send Relief compassion ministry. Both units will be used during Send Relief ministry events in the St. Louis area in the days leading up to the annual Southern Baptist Convention.
The clinics will be fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and can ... Read More
'Cinderella' event tells teens, 'You are beautiful'ANNA, Texas (BP) -- Amber Peterson* never thought she would go to the prom. Like other girls, she fantasized about what it would be like to get dressed up in a pretty gown and spend an enchanted evening with friends. But those dreams had been put aside with the realities of daily life.
When Amber, a high school senior, approached her parents about going to the prom, they told her she would be responsible ... Read More
BP among top award winners
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Baptist Press and its staff members were among those recognized this year by professional organizations for their achievements in writing and digital publication.
The Evangelical Press Association, for the second year in a row, has named BP its Award of Excellence recipient in the denominational (digital) category, the association's top honor for online denominational news services. Read More