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Monday, January 30, 2017

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  • Trump immigration order draws protests, support

    by David Roach, posted Monday, January 30, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Following President Trump's executive order temporarily limiting travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, Southern Baptists reasserted their commitment to seek a balance between compassion and national security in immigration policy.

    Among Southern Baptist leaders to respond to Trump's order and ensuing protests across America were Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore, Executive Committee President Frank S. Page and former Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright. Read More

  • 'Life is winning,' VP Pence says at March for Life

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, January 30, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Vice President Mike Pence declared "life is winning again in America" in his historic appearance Jan. 27 before a massive March for Life crowd that included a contingent of Southern Baptists attending the Evangelicals for Life conference.

    Sworn in as vice president only a week before, Pence became the first person holding that office to speak in person at the March for Life in its 44-year history. No president has ever appeared at the annual event. Read More

  • EFL speakers promote 'womb to tomb' dignity

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, January 30, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The sanctity and dignity of human life require Christians to care not only for the unborn but for all people at all stages of life, speakers said on the final two days of the Evangelicals for Life conference in Washington.

    The phrase "the womb to the tomb" was heard during several addresses to describe the extent of the sanctity of human life and to call for protection and compassionate care from evangelical Christians.

    Evangelicals for Life (EFL) -- the second annual event co-hosted by the Southern ... Read More

  • SBC child care, children, youth reg. opens Feb. 1

    by Staff, posted Monday, January 30, 2017 (one year ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Registration opens Feb. 1 for preschool child care, Giant Cow Children's Ministries and Youth on Mission in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's 2017 annual meeting June 13-14 in Phoenix.

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) child care volunteers will care for preschoolers; while Giant Cow Children's Ministries will lead the 5- to 12-year-olds, and Woman's Missionary Union will guide the Youth on Mission curricula and activities. Read More

  • MKs, int'l students to receive WMU aid after tornado

    by Janis Ezell, posted Monday, January 30, 2017 (one year ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Children of missionaries (MKs) and international students attending tornado-ravaged William Carey University in Mississippi are being assisted by a $5,000 HEART Fund grant from national Woman's Missionary Union and the WMU Foundation.

    The HEART (Humanitarian Emergency Aid for Rebuilding Tomorrow) grant will be used to purchase gift cards for each of the 30 MKs as well as international students affected by the tornado's Jan. 21 devastation at the university in Hattiesburg. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Spiritual growth is no accident

    by David Frasure, posted Monday, January 30, 2017 (one year ago)

    Develop a plan for spiritual growth, pastor David Frasure counsels, to avoid a stagnated Christian life. "We can hope we are closer to Jesus 12 months from now, but without a plan, it is doubtful," he writes. Read More