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Leatherwood calls on Christians to counter fear and anger

DALLAS (BP) – Christians can counter bitter and angry political division by returning to first principles and understanding proper categories, Brent Leatherwood told a gathering at Dallas Baptist University.

Texas church opens its doors to persecuted Chinese

MIDLAND, Texas (BP) – A persecuted church from China now worships in the facilities of First Baptist Church in Midland.

Mexico Baptists help churches rebuild after hurricane

Two months after Hurricane Otis slammed the area surrounding Acapulco, Baptists in Mexico – with help from Texas Baptists – continue to rebuild damaged church buildings, provide financial support for pastors and supply food to families in need.

Report names worst religious persecutors globally

Nigeria – a nation the U.S. Department of State has failed to designate as a Country of Particular Concern – is among the worst persecutors of Christians, an international religious freedom watchdog group reported.

Russia charges former Baptist leader with criminal slander

The former president of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists – a critic of Russia’s war against Ukraine – recently fled his homeland when authorities pressed criminal charges against him. (See related story.)

DOE confirms Baylor University’s religious exemption

WACO, Texas (BP) – The U.S. Department of Education confirmed Baylor University’s religious exemption from a narrow range of Title IX provisions, particularly regarding LGBTQ students.

Mayflower Church begins new life in Texas

The Easter promise of new life holds special meaning for members of a persecuted Chinese church who arrived in Texas on Good Friday, in preparation for resettlement with the help of Tyler-area churches.

China’s ‘Mayflower Church’ in Thailand not deported but fined, detained

Authorities in Thailand fined but did not immediately deport members of a persecuted Chinese church, but the Christians continue to be detained three days after their deportation hearing.

Missionary home is joint effort of BGCT, SWBTS, Texas WMU

FORTH WORTH, Texas (BP) – When Mary’s House recently opened its doors to provide a fully furnished residence for a missionary family, it marked a dream come true for Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas and the World Missions Center at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2019, Brent Ray – then director of the World Missions […]

Pandemic religious restrictions led to oppressive actions, study finds

About one-fourth of nearly 200 nations studied by the Pew Research Center used force to prevent religious gatherings during the COVID pandemic.