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Survey: Food ministries aided 1 in 4 families
NASHVILLE -- As the holidays approach, food pantries across the country will collect donations to help those in need.
Chances are some of the folks who donate also know what it's like to go to bed hungry. Read More
Ferguson crisis calls churches to 'unify & pray'
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The unfolding Ferguson saga calls churches to "unify and pray for our nation," the president of National African American Fellowship within the SBC, K. Marshall Williams, said in the hours after a grand jury reported its decision not to indict a white Missouri police officer in the shooting death of an 18-year-old African American. Read More
ANALYSIS: Southern Baptists & racial healingNASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptists have a unique role to play in America's race relations following a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an 18-year-old African American in Ferguson, Mo. Read More
Prayer surrounds Ferguson amid riotingKANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Amid tensions surrounding a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenage robbery suspect in Ferguson, Mo., Southern Baptists are gathering in prayer. Read More
Church food ministries serve thousandsAUSTIN (BP) -- It was never his plan, never his desire, but for six years Ellis Johnson called the streets of Austin home.
"Six years on the street humbled me a lot," Johnson said in a telephone interview from his new home in Austin. Read More
Church's backpacks nourish schoolchildrenMIAMI (BP) -- Every weekend, 830 children in Dade County have food to eat because Christ Fellowship in Miami sent it home with them from school.
The seven campuses of the 9,000-member church contribute funds and volunteer staffing to keep children fed when their schools do not offer free breakfasts and free or reduced-cost lunches. Read More
FROM THE STATES: Ga., Calif., Fla. evangelism/missions news; Focus on food ministry
This week's special edition of From the States focuses on three vibrant food ministries. Read More
Md.-Del. Baptists adopt new nameSEVERN, Md. (BP) -- The Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware will now be known as the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network, reflecting the cooperation of churches in states beyond Maryland and Delaware.
Messengers affirmed the new "doing business as" name during the Nov. 9-11 BCMD annual meeting at The Church at Severn Run in Severn, Md. Read More