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Opinion: Christians for Immigration Reform

September 3, 2010 | Rev. Edgar Palacios says, "Christians, God commands us to love one another, and God also calls us to support immigration reform in the United States which would resolve a human and moral crisis." Palacios is Associate Pastor of Christian Education at Calvary Baptist Church, Washington, DC. Read more »

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August 30, 2010 | Visit our Facebook page for these updates: Law Professor Weighs in on Church-State Aspects of Prop 8, CBC North Carolina Hispanic Pastor Arrested in Process of Applying for US Citizenship, Five Years After Katrina: LeDayne McLeese Polaski in New Orleans with Churches Supporting Churches, "Songs for Peace & Justice" at Stony Point Center in October, University Baptist, Seattle, Sells Its Building - Raises Money for Missions, and Attendance Is Up! Read more »

Alliance of Baptists Praises Marriage Ruling; Mohler Fears Effects on Liberty

August 30, 2010 | A progressive Baptist group released a statement Aug. 10 praising a federal judge for upholding both marriage equality and religious freedom by declaring a California ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. But a conservative Southern Baptist seminary president said that, while US District Judge Vaughn Walkerís Aug. 4 ruling paid legal lip service to religious freedom, it may ultimately undermine the freedom of Christians who oppose gay rights. Read more »

CBF Hispanic Network Pastor Faces Deportation Due to Old Conviction

August 27, 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 »

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 »


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