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Lee Ann McKenna to Receive Peace Medallion

November 3, 2010 | Lee Ann McKenna has been named this year\'s winner of the Greater Toronto Area YMCA\'s Peace Medallion. A key focus of the nomination is her work with the Sudanese Organization for Non-Violence and Development (SONAD), a non-profit working with marginalized people in Sudan to reduce poverty, promote human rights and combat HIV/AIDS through training and advocacy. Read more »

Baptist Leaders Hail Nagaland Peace Pact

September 28, 2010 | Baptist leaders hailed a pledge by top leaders of Nagaland\'s three rival political factions to cease hostilities that have for decades beset the heavily Baptist state in northeastern India. Read more »

"The Community Speaks: Who's Listening?" — Churches Supporting Churches and Mental Health Issues in New Orleans

September 17, 2010 | On August 28, 2010, Churches Supporting Churches presented a community forum on mental health issues in the city of New Orleans. Entitled ìThe Community Speaks: Whoís Listening?î, the forum featured a panel of experts speaking and answering questions on mental health. Scheduled to coincide with the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the forum acknowledged the ongoing challenges created and exacerbated by the storm and its aftermath. Read more »

AIDS Workers from Allen Temple Church Arrested in Zimbabwe

September 17, 2010 | Members of Allen Temple Baptist Church, a BPFNA Partner Congregation in Oakland, CA, were part of a group arrested Sept. 11 while working with AIDS patients in Zimbabwe. They were freed on bail later in the week and are scheduled to appear in court there later this month. Read more »

Hector Villanueva: Update on CBF Hispanic Network Pastor

September 4, 2010 | Hector Villanueva, a pastor in the Hispanic Network of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina, recently applied for US citizen. As a result of the required background check, Villanueva was arrested Thursday, August 19, and now faces deportation based on a 15-year-old worthless check conviction for which he served his sentence. Read more »

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