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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering figure who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.

SBC DIGEST: Conservative Baptist Network hosts Bible conference; NOBTS scholarship helps students affected by COVID

More than 200 church leaders and members from across the Mid-South gathered on the campus of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary for the Conservative Baptist Network’s inaugural Bible conference. Phase two of the Bridge Campaign, a special scholarship fund benefiting New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College students impacted by COVID-19, has surpassed its goal of $150,000.

American Heritage Girls marks 25th anniversary

CINCINNATI (BP) – Ashley, one of hundreds at an American Heritage Girls' Meet the Founder event, stood quietly in line to meet Patti Garibay.

FIRST-PERSON: We have never been this way before

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Lord always prepares His people for the future He has for them. God sees the end from the beginning. Our God never panics and is always present with us in every moment.

Moore, others decry reported hysterectomies on detainees

WASHINGTON (BP) – Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and other evangelical Christian leaders have called for the federal government to make public its investigation into a report of hysterectomies performed on women without their consent at a Georgia immigrant detention center.

National Voter Registration Day stirs call for Christians to vote responsibly

NASHVILLE (BP) – In advance of the nonpartisan National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 22, Southern Baptist leaders are urging Christians to vote responsibly in 2020 nationwide elections.

SBC DIGEST: Oklahoma Baptists to hold abbreviated meeting; North Carolina Baptists dedicate disaster relief hub

Members of Oklahoma Baptists’ state convention board of directors gathered Tuesday (Sept. 15) at the Baptist Building in Oklahoma City, to meet, pray, hear ministry and financial reports, as well as finalize plans for the upcoming annual meeting in November. Two years after Hurricane Florence struck North Carolina with devastating force, North Carolina Baptists on Mission dedicated a new ministry hub near Rose Hill, N.C.

Hurricane Sally unleashes flooding along the Gulf Coast

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) – Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105-mph winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and trapping people in high water as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South.

Salvation Army starts red kettle program early amid ‘tsunami of human need’

(RNS) – The Salvation Army is kicking off its annual red kettle campaign more than two months early this year in hopes of meeting an increased need for assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.

ERLC praises U.S. ban on Chinese imports

WASHINGTON (BP) – The United States’ newly announced ban on Chinese goods produced by government-sponsored labor forced largely on an ethnic minority group gained the praise of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC).