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Sanders leaving White House; returning to Arkansas

June 14, 2019

Nation | Featured

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary for the past three and a half years, is leaving her post to return to Arkansas. President Donald Trump announced Huckabee’s departure via Twitter: “After 3½ years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will ...

A messenger speaks during discussion on sexual abuse during the Tuesday afternoon business session of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Birmingham.

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Southern Baptists affirm stances on sexual abuse, racism

June 12, 2019

Baptist News | Featured

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Southern Baptists strengthened their stances against sexual abuse and racism during the opening day of their June 11-12 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala. Former Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd, who...

The Native Praise Choir performs before the evening session of Pursue the Woman's Missionary Union Missions Celebration Sunday, June 9, at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala. The event was held prior to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, June 11-12. Photo by Van Payne

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'Pursue God,' WMU Annual Meeting attendees told

June 11, 2019

Baptist News | Featured

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – "Pursue God as He pursues you." That was the message 900 attendees of the 2019 Woman's Missionary Union Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting were told Sunday, June 9, at The Church at Brook Hills. With Pursue as the theme,...

Michael R. Stone (far right), chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, begins the Executive Committee plenary session June 10 by leading in worship and scripture reading at the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Matt Miller

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SBC messengers to vote on sexual abuse, racism votes issues

June 10, 2019

Baptist News | Featured

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Sexual abuse and racism would draw heightened action within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) under recommendations to be considered during the June 11-12 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala. A key recommendation, approved...

Cole Adams, of First Baptist Church Pelham, Ala., holds a sign to invite the community to a free medical and dental clinic at the church sponsored by SEND Relief during an outreach Saturday, June 8, as part of Crossover 2019. Photo by Hannah Anders

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Crossover reaches thousands in Birmingham prior to SBC Annual Meeting

June 10, 2019

Baptist News | Featured

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – All cross the city, teams went out doing door-to-door visits as part of Crossover, an outreach event held annually in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting host city. Volunteers gathered from across the state and...

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Sexual abuse report issued by SBC advisory panel

June 9, 2019

Baptist News | Featured

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southern Baptist Sexual Abuse Advisory Study issued a report June 8 after 10 months of work with the hope that God will use it to "spark a movement of healing and reform." The 52-page report – produced by a fluid study group...

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States challenge Roe v. Wade with strict abortion laws

June 9, 2019

Nation | Featured

COULD legal abortion soon be a thing of the past? Forty-six years ago the U.S. Supreme Court federally legalized abortion with its decision in the case of Roe v. Wade. The decision sparked a polarizing national debate that continues today. On Jan....

An artist rendering by Southland Gaming & Racing shows a planned $250 million addition in West Memphis. The addition will include a casino and hotel complex. The Quapaw Nation plans to build a $240 million casino in Pine Bluff.

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Gambling on the future: Ark. Baptists respond to gaming

June 9, 2019

Across Arkansas | Featured

ARE ARKANSANS gambling on the future? How can Arkansas Baptists respond? In the six months since approval of Issue 4 (Amendment 100), which legalized casinos in four Arkansas counties, casino operators have moved forward with casino licensing...

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