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ERLC unveils new technology, pro-life initiatives

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission plans cutting-edge work the next 18 months on technology and pro-life issues, trustees of the Southern Baptist entity were told at their annual meeting.

Todd Beamer’s actions on 9/11 grounded in faith

As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 was observed last week, the name Todd Beamer was referenced repeatedly. Beamer is the 32-year-old Christ-follower who led the charge on the cockpit of Flight 93 with a rallying cry of “Let’s roll!”

Mother-daughter duo finds kindness the ultimate weapon against abortion

MARIETTA, Ga. – Suzanne and Rachel Guy exude kindness. It shines in their eyes. It resonates in their voices.

ERLC trustees name Leatherwood acting president; greenlight sex abuse assessment

NASHVILLE (BP) – The trustees of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission committed the entity to an assessment of sexual abuse in the convention in one of many actions taken during their annual meeting Sept. 14-15.

At least 14 Christians, including evangelical pastor, killed in Nigeria

KADUNA, Nigeria (BP) – Militant groups have killed at least 14 Christians, including an evangelical pastor, in southern Kaduna since Sept. 11 and have kidnapped a Catholic priest, the Premium Times of Nigeria reported.

Kentucky pastor arrested for sex abuse; charges dropped

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Tenn. (BP) – Rape charges have been dropped against a southeast Kentucky pastor, according to the Claibourne County Assistant District Attorney.

Christians urged not to forget brothers and sisters in Afghanistan’s new day

NASHVILLE (BP) – While the Taliban’s reemergence in Afghanistan brings concern for its Christian population, the situation isn’t as grim as it could be.

SBC entity heads respond to Biden vaccine mandate

NASHVILLE (BP) -- A number of Southern Baptist leaders are taking a cautious approach to President Joe Biden’s Thursday (Sept. 9) announcement that businesses with 100 or more employees will soon be required to have all employees be vaccinated or tested weekly. Biden said he is aiming at getting 100 million more people vaccinated, believing the strategy will stop the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the U.S.

ERLC, others urge retention of abortion funding bans

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity has joined other pro-life organizations in urging members of Congress to maintain long-standing bans on federal funding of abortion.

9/11 drives two Manhattan Southern Baptists closer to ministry, God

NEW YORK (BP) – Trina Craft is habitually 50 minutes early for most anything. But with a 9:45 a.m. job interview on the 86th floor of the World Trade Center 20 years ago, she was delayed in the rush of getting her daughter Florence Marie to school.