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Regional events offer churches training to prevent sexual abuse, raise awareness
Jan21

Regional events offer churches training to prevent sexual abuse, raise awareness

As part of an ongoing emphasis to help equip churches in preventing sexual abuse, Oklahoma Baptists are presenting three regional events in February. The 2020 “Abuse Prevention & Awareness Conference” will take place Feb. 24-25 in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Ardmore. Each event will feature expert speakers, curriculum and testimonies, all designed to equipping the local church to be better aware and prepared. Conference speakers...

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Trump affirms religious liberty in schools
Jan16

Trump affirms religious liberty in schools

WASHINGTON (BP)—In observance of National Religious Freedom Day, President Donald Trump hosted a gathering today (Jan. 16) of students from different religions to affirm the right of students to pray in school. In a statement released by the White House detailing the facts of the briefing, the president said, “Our Founders understood that no right is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous, and virtuous society than the right...

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Floyd urges ‘full contingent of messengers’ at SBC 2020
Jan16

Floyd urges ‘full contingent of messengers’ at SBC 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)—Each church should send the maximum number of messengers allowed to the 2020 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting in Orlando in June, SBC Executive Committee (EC) president Ronnie Floyd told Baptist Press Jan. 14. “I want to encourage every Southern Baptist church to send messengers to our 2020 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., on June 9-10,” Floyd said in advance...

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Randy Adams to be nominated for SBC president
Jan15

Randy Adams to be nominated for SBC president

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BP)—A group of Southern Baptists has announced an intention Jan. 14 to nominate Randy Adams, executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention (NWBC), as president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Adams’ intended nomination will be brought to messengers at the SBC annual meeting June 9-10 in Orlando, Fla. Adams said that if elected, he would aim to focus on the SBC’s Great Commission...

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George Schroeder named EC’s associate VP for convention news
Jan15

George Schroeder named EC’s associate VP for convention news

NASHVILLE (BP)—The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee has hired award-winning journalist George Schroeder as its new associate vice president for convention news. In this new role, Schroeder’s nearly 30 years of experience in the news industry will help him lead the editorial direction and team of journalists and editors at Baptist Press, the Convention’s news service. In 2012, Schroeder joined USA Today as a...

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Baptist Union provides relief to Australian fire victims
Jan13

Baptist Union provides relief to Australian fire victims

TOMERONG, Australia (BP)—Devastating fires rage across Australia and currently show no signs of stopping. In an intensified hot and dry season, the country is experiencing its worst fires in years. The fires have been ablaze in every state, but New South Wales has been hit the hardest, CNN reported. Because of the high amounts of smoke, air pollution has been estimated to be 11 times greater than the hazardous level, CNN said. The...

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