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How a 20th-Century Baptist Aids 21st-Century Churches
How a 20th-Century Baptist Aids 21st-Century Churches

By: Jerrod H. Hugenot Recalling significant Baptists from our 20th-century heritage helps us as we face similar struggles to articulate and live out the gospel in the 21st century. Walter Rauschenbusch is one such Baptist.

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Amid Poverty, Egypt's Baptist Churches Growing
Amid Poverty, Egypt's Baptist Churches Growing

By: Tony Peck Egypt's role in the story of God's people is both a place of freedom from oppression and a place of refuge from persecution. Amid poverty and many other challenges, Baptist churches in Egypt are growing.

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Our Hunger for Education: Who Does It Look Like?
Our Hunger for Education: Who Does It Look Like?

By: Suzii Paynter God created us with a hunger to learn. Our universal condition as learning beings makes education a central article in any declaration of rights. And Baptists have made education their mission and ministry.

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Why Baptists Should Be Advocates for Human Rights
Why Baptists Should Be Advocates for Human Rights

By: Shane McNary Baptists have been involved in human rights, particularly freedom of religion or belief for all, for as long as we have existed. Our Baptist commitment to human rights remains strong today.

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Series Examines Need to Push for Human Rights for All
Series Examines Need to Push for Human Rights for All

By: Zach Dawes Goodwill Baptists, and all goodwill people of faith, need to defend human rights. Today, EthicsDaily.com launches a series focused on some of the articles in the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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'Baptists, Jews and the Hand of Sincere Friendship'
'Baptists, Jews and the Hand of Sincere Friendship'

By: Lee Spitzer Anti-Semitism. Racial prejudice and violence. Welcoming refugees from a minority religious background. Baptists throughout the U.S. wrestled with all of them during the 1930s and '40s as Hitler rose to power.

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King, Spurgeon: 2 Baptist Champions Opposed to Warfare
King, Spurgeon: 2 Baptist Champions Opposed to Warfare

By: Nick Megoran Christians can best honor the legacies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Charles Haddon Spurgeon, two of the greatest Baptist preachers, by following their rejection of war and emulating their commitment to peacekeeping.

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After Castro, Baptist Cuban Churches Poised for Growth
After Castro, Baptist Cuban Churches Poised for Growth

By: Joe LaGuardia Cuba saw a breakdown in both politics and religion in 1959 after Fidel Castro's revolution overthrew the government. Now, nearly a year after Castro's death, Christianity is beginning to flourish again.

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State Baptist Group Rejects Church Led by Woman Pastor
State Baptist Group Rejects Church Led by Woman Pastor

By: Ircel Harrison The Tennessee Baptist Convention has pulled the welcome mat from one of its member churches because the congregation called a woman to serve as their senior pastor.

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A True Baptist Icon for Religious Liberty, Stewardship
A True Baptist Icon for Religious Liberty, Stewardship

By: Colin Harris George W. Truett, a Baptist icon from the first half of the 20th century, was a champion of religious liberty and stewardship. And his view of both topics is far broader than how some Baptists view them today.

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Allowing the Reformation to Fuel Our Deeper Commitment
Allowing the Reformation to Fuel Our Deeper Commitment

By: Neville Callam As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, may it fuel Baptist churches' ongoing search for deeper commitment to the gospel and a continuing quest for renewal, reform and unity.

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The Glorious Future Awaiting the Baptist World Alliance
The Glorious Future Awaiting the Baptist World Alliance

By: Neville Callam
The Baptist World Alliance is more than a group of like-minded people sharing a common heritage called Baptist. It is an ecclesial body that's part of a global family of Christ's faithful people.

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Explorations in Baptist History: Adam Clayton Powell Sr.
Explorations in Baptist History: Adam Clayton Powell Sr.

By: Jerrod Hugenot Abyssinian Baptist Church is among the great congregations to rise up and minister to the urban multitudes in the history of New York City churches. One of its most visionary pastors was Adam Clayton Powell Sr.

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Texas Church's Ministry Extends Beyond Relief Efforts
Texas Church's Ministry Extends Beyond Relief Efforts

By: Julio Guarneri Calvary Baptist of McAllen, Texas, provided relief to thousands of immigrants fleeing violence from Central America. However, beyond relief efforts, the church seeks opportunities for development, sustainment and advocacy.

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North Carolina Church Adopts Two Refugee Families
North Carolina Church Adopts Two Refugee Families

By: Don Gordon While government has a duty to secure its borders, a North Carolina Baptist church adopted two refugee families, responding to God's call to help the stranger and give aid to the needy.

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Haitians, Others Arrive in Tijuana Seeking Entrance into US
Haitians, Others Arrive in Tijuana Seeking Entrance into US

By: Tim Long Since May 2016, thousands of immigrants have flocked to Tijuana, awaiting their turn to cross into the U.S. Six Baptist churches from this Mexican border town are ministering to 500 of those asylum seekers.

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How One Church Tackled the Human-Trafficking Fight
How One Church Tackled the Human-Trafficking Fight

By: Jay Abernathy Human trafficking is a year-round challenge. Imagine if each congregation in the U.S. became active voices against human trafficking and pornography. Here's how one Baptist church made a difference.

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Why We Must Reclaim Baptist Interdependency
Why We Must Reclaim Baptist Interdependency

By: Neville Callam Hardly can one identify a greater need of Baptists today than to rediscover Baptist interdependency - an interdependency that rejects cultural imperialism, paternalism and neo-colonialism.

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How I Benefited from Attending BWA Meetings
How I Benefited from Attending BWA Meetings

By: Michael Okwakol I first heard of the Baptist World Alliance when I joined the staff of the Baptist Union of Uganda in 1984. Since then, I have discovered many benefits from BWA involvement. Here are a few of them.

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How The BWA's Global Family Widened My View
How The BWA's Global Family Widened My View

By: Meredith Stone My worldview was small until my seminary professors introduced me to the Baptist World Alliance's global family, where we teach each other that all folks are created in the divine image - not just Americans.

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How the BWA Enriches My Ministry, Mission Partnerships
How the BWA Enriches My Ministry, Mission Partnerships

By: Craig Sherouse The beautiful diversity of the Baptist world family is always on display when the BWA meets. As a local church pastor for 41 years, my ministry and missional partnerships have been greatly enriched by the BWA.

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How the BWA Opened My Eyes to Global Baptists
How the BWA Opened My Eyes to Global Baptists

By: Paul Msiza Growing up during apartheid's reign in South Africa was difficult. Christianity was viewed with suspicion, and Baptists were marginalized. But then I was exposed to the Baptist World Alliance.

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Why You Won't Be Observing Protestantism's 500th Year
Why You Won't Be Observing Protestantism's 500th Year

By: Roger Olson This year many Protestant Christians around the world will celebrate what they think is the 500th anniversary of the birth of Protestantism. However, any historian knows that the true date goes much farther back.

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Baptists Serving in Moldova Enjoy Fruitful Ministries
Baptists Serving in Moldova Enjoy Fruitful Ministries

By: Daniel Trusiewicz Baptists have enjoyed freedom to preach the gospel, train leaders and carry out fruitful missionary activities in Moldova since the eastern European nation gained its freedom in 1991. Here are the stories of three of them.

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How Baptist Women Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery
How Baptist Women Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery

By: Candice Lee It's tempting to imagine that trafficking only happens in faraway countries, but that's not the reality. The Woman's Missionary Union provides grants to respond to human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world.

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