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Call to build 'culture of life' draws SBC leaders' endorsement
WASHINGTON (BP)--Two Southern Baptist leaders have joined more than 150 other pro-lifers in endorsing a call for building a "culture of life" that includes a goal of reducing by 50 percent the number of abortions in the United States by 2005.
Israel puts cooperation on hold for U.N. fact-finding commission
JERUSALEM (BP)--Israel has temporarily withdrawn its participation in a United Nations fact-finding commission, which plans to investigate the Israeli-Palestinian clash in the Jenin refugee camp. Israel was not clear on what the U.N. committee's mission would be, an Israeli official said April 24. Read More
Church's emergency team is first to be ready in Md.
Ready in Maryland
Members of Pleasant View Baptist Church's Community Emergency Response Team in Port Deposit, Md., practice the use of fire extinguishers.
PORT DEPOSIT, Md. (BP)--On a sunny February day, about six vehicles headed to the old vacant Bainbridge Naval Facility in Port Deposit, Md., where dilapidated buildings sit among the deserted grounds, their windows broken and in some areas their facade crumbling.
At a facility once used as a men's barracks, 20 or more people climbed from their cars and began putting on facemasks, goggles, gloves, boots, neon vests and hard hats with lights. Read More
Court to consider application of RICO to pro-life protests
WASHINGTON (BP)--The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a federal law designed to thwart organized crime can be used to punish pro-life activists. Read More
IMB names Curtis Sergeant to strategy coordination post
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Curtis Sergeant, a Southern Baptist missionary who has served in a restricted area of the world since 1993, has been named the International Mission Board's associate vice president for global strategies. Read More
Congress mulls continuation of abstinence-only education funding
WASHINGTON (BP)--Experts sparred over sexual education April 23, arguing whether the U.S. government should continue funding abstinence-only sex education programs or whether it should encourage programs that push abstinence while also educating young people on the availability and use of contraceptives, CNSNews.com reported. Read More
He preserves historic structures while building a vibrant church
EUTAW, Ala. (BP)--Charlie Bullock is a modern renaissance man. He not only constructs weekly sermons, he also preserves stately antebellum homes and historic churches, in addition to performing living history in clothing from the 1800s. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Alcohol: the rest of the story
DURHAM, N.C. (BP)--Reluctantly, but finally, most Americans admit today that the consumption of alcoholic beverages contributes to a major portion of the national drug problem. The legality of the substance certainly does not remove the potential for a negative impact on one's lifestyle, even eventual death. Read More