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Former President Trump survives apparent assassination attempt at campaign rally

BUTLER, Pa. (BP) – A rally for former President Donald Trump was interrupted Saturday afternoon following what appeared to be gunshots. Trump was speaking at a campaign rally when several pops rang out. After lifting his hand to his ear, Trump ducked to the ground at the crowd behind him scattered.

FIRST-PERSON: How pro-Life activists should react to the Republican Party platform change

As has been reported in multiple news outlets, the Republican Party significantly amended its issue platform this year. The current language reads:

Active Christians value civic responsibility, study shows amid 2024 elections

PHILADELPHIA (BP) – Christians engaged in Scripture place the highest premiums on civic advocacy and engagement, the American Bible Society (ABS) said in its latest release from the 2024 State of the Bible.

How the Republican platform compares with SBC resolutions

MILWAUKEE (BP) -- This year’s Republican Party platform is leaner than usual on references to social issues. Nonetheless, it dovetails with the stances of SBC resolutions on a variety of issues.

Vietnamese gathering bolsters connections

ATLANTA, Georgia – “Let us be the godly generation,” preached the Vietnamese and English Ministry pastors of Vietnamese Faith Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.

‘Underwrite and undergird’ work of Southern Baptists, Black pastors exhort one another

INDIANAPOLIS (BP) – At St. Stephen Baptist Church, a majority African American church ministering in mostly Hispanic La Puente, Calif., the Cooperative Program ranks a line item on the church’s budget.

‘Essentials’ abuse prevention curriculum on its way to state conventions

NASHVILLE (BP) – The auditorium in the SBC Building in Nashville has been turned into a makeshift shipping center this week as former members of the SBC’s Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force (ARITF) box up thousands of copies of a curriculum they produced and ship them to state Baptist conventions around the country.

Gibson trusts God’s purposes in journey from retirement to second Olympics

PARIS (BP) – Disappointed in her performance at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, Alison Gibson said goodbye to the sport of diving for good. At least, that was her intention.

Cambodians enjoy their ‘Blessing Field’

STATESBORO, Ga. (BP) – Desperate for nourishment, the 8-year-old boy, separated months earlier from his parents, searched the ground in 1979 for spent bullets and chewed on the gunpowder inside for what nourishment there might be, before spitting out the wad like chewed tobacco.

Lawsuits challenging abortion bans on religious freedom grounds falter

(RNS) — Soon after the national right to an abortion was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court two years ago, a legal strategy emerged for challenging new state abortion bans. It argued that near-total bans infringe on religious freedom by imposing a Christian understanding on people of other faiths.