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Lawsuit filed by 12 women against Liberty University

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BP) – A dozen women filed suit against Liberty University claiming the university “intentionally created a campus environment where sexual assault and rapes are foreseeably more likely to occur than they would in the absence of Liberty’s policies.” The student conduct policy in question is known as “The Liberty Way.”

SBC DIGEST: Three former church leaders arrested, association leader resigns

Three former church leaders arrested for sex-related crimes; Missouri association leader resigns after admitting 'inappropriate behavior.'

Court win for InterVarsity applauded by Southern Baptists

ST. LOUIS (BP) – Southern Baptist leaders commended the latest court victory for a student faith group that was removed from a state university campus for requiring its leaders to be Christians.

ERLC urges action by Congress after DACA ruling

HOUSTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity called for prompt congressional action after a federal court halted a program that has prevented the deportation of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

Texas pastor generates online poll for input on race discussion in the SBC

FARMERSVILLE, Texas (BP) – First Baptist Church pastor Bart Barber will be the first to say he’s not a professional pollster, but three things came together July 14 for him to become a beginner at it.

Senate acts to stymie China’s genocide of Uyghurs

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Senate approved an import ban on goods made by forced labor in western China on the same day global religious freedom advocates brought attention to the Communist Party’s genocidal campaign primarily against Uyghur Muslims in the region.

Haitian turmoil increases hunger for Gospel, Christian workers say

THOMAZEAU, Haiti (BP) -- Near anarchy in Haiti surrounding the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse has escalated the risk of starvation but has also increased a hunger for the Gospel in some areas, according to Christian workers in the country.

House panel rejects SBC-backed Hyde Amendment

WASHINGTON (BP)—The congressional effort to continue to prohibit taxpayer funds from paying for abortions suffered multiple setbacks Thursday (July 15).

Theological training – How it’s leading to church growth in West Africa

TOGO, West Africa (BP) -- "How do we become a healthy, biblical church?" That was the question two Togolese men had for IMB missionary Trevor Yoakum.

3,000-year-old inscription could be oldest discovered evidence of Hebrew language

LACHISH, Israel (BP) -- A written inscription spelling the biblical name “Jerubbaal” or “Yeruba’al,” has been found during an archaeological dig in a Southern District of Israel, according to media reports.