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Baptists Give Money for Flood Relief in Pakistan

August 24, 2010 | Baptist groups in North America and Europe are donating money to assist flood victims in Pakistan. International Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA, Baptist World Aid and Canadian Baptist Ministries are among those already channeling funds to relief efforts. Read more »

Hector Aristizabal Returns to Medellin

August 24, 2010 | Performance artist and activist Hector Aristizabal left Medellin in 1989 to save his life. After starting over in the US, he made a few visits back to see family, keeping a low profile and avoiding any political activity. This July, however, Aristizabal returned to work with peace and justice groups; to participate in the International Festival of Art in Resistance by performing his play, Nightwind, about his arrest and torture by the Colombian military and his brother\'s murder at the hands of a paramilitary death squad; and to see for himself how his city had changed. Read more »

Pullen Church Members Arrested at Local School Board Meeting

August 11, 2010 | Three youth and an adult from Pullen Memorial Baptist Church led a protest at the August 10 meeting of Wake County School Board in Raleigh, NC. At issue is the discontinuation of a decades-old busing policy that protesters say will resegregate schools based on socio-economic status. Read more »

Remembering the Victims of the Nuclear Bombing of Nagasaki, August 9, 1945

August 11, 2010 | August 9 marked the 65th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki by US forces, and August 5 marked the 47th anniversary of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. As we remember the victims of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the New START treaty is before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a vote is scheduled for September 15 or 16. Read more »

Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the US Voting Rights Act of 1965

August 9, 2010 | August 6 marked the 45th anniversary of the signing of the US Voting Rights Act of 1965, which gave African Americans the right to vote. Dr. C.T. Vivian, a co-worker with Dr. King in the civil rights movement and a keynote speaker at BPFNA\'s 2006 Summer Conference, participated in an August 6 commemorative celebration in Selma, AL. Read more »

Partner Congregation Pastor Arrested at Protest of Schools in North Carolina

July 20, 2010 | Several protesters, including pastor Nancy Petty of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC and William Barber, the leader of the North Carolina NAACP, were arrested July 20 at Wake County (NC) school headquarters. They and hundreds of others were protesting a pending decision that would change the way students are assigned to schools, fearing a possible resegregation of the student population. Read more »

Campolos, Knox Lead Panel on Sexual Orientation

July 13, 2010 | Tony and Peggy Campolo spoke in a panel discussion titled ìChristians, the Church and Sexual Orientation: Advancing the Conversationî today with members of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA). It was the second day of the BPFNAís summer conference, held this year at Keuka College in upper New York state. Read more »

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