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Rubio: Economic & moral well-being could cut poverty

July 28 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Marco Rubio addressed the relationship between societal values and the welfare of the United States in a speech July 23 at Catholic University of America in the nation’s capital. The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission cosponsored the event with Catholic University of America’s Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.

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Meriam Ibrahim gains freedom from Sudan

July 25 2014 by Myriah Snyder, Baptist Press

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman whose death sentence caused an international outcry, arrived safely in Italy July 24. She was flown on an Italian government jet to Rome with her husband, Daniel Wani, and two young children, Martin and Maya.

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At border, Baptist leaders see hope among child detainees

July 24 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Russell D. Moore, the SBC’s lead ethicist, joined others in tours July 22 of two centers established to address the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing America’s southern border.

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SBC leaders to tour border facilities

July 22 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will join SBC lead ethicist Russell D. Moore July 22 in touring a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in McAllen, Texas, and a Department of Health and Human Services shelter in San Antonio.

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Obama: LGBT rights for federal contractors

July 22 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

President Barack Obama issued an executive order July 21 that bars federal contractors from discriminating based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” His order – which the White House announced in June would be forthcoming – also ads “gender identity” to the list of categories…

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Pastors urged to fight abortion among blacks

July 21 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

In 2008, there were 360,000 surgical black abortions. The abortion industry has infiltrated the African American community by cloaking the procedure as a woman's civil right and embedding the issue into politics, said African American pro-life advocate Arnold Culbreath.

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Evangelicals, Catholics, Jews viewed warmly

July 21 2014 by Baptist Press

Americans expressed warmer views toward evangelical Christians, Catholics and Jews than toward Muslims and atheists in a new Pew study released Wednesday (July 16). The Pew Research Center gauged Americans' views of various religious groups and belief sets by…

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Obama: Notify workers if dropping contraceptive coverage

July 18 2014 by Richard Wolf, USA Today/Religion News Service

Employers that intend to drop coverage for some or all forms of contraception in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision must notify employees of the change, the Obama administration said July 17.

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Hobby Lobby’s Green family postpones launch of curriculum

July 17 2014 by David Van Biema, Religion News Service

Fresh off their victory in the Supreme Court, the Green family, owners of the Hobby Lobby craft chain, appear to have hit a stumbling block in one of their other projects – a potentially controversial public school elective on the Bible.

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Hobby Lobby reversal sought in Congress

July 14 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Congressional Democrats have set themselves against the Supreme Court in the battle over religious liberty, and the lead Southern Baptist spokesman on the issue is urging legislative leaders not to erode the First Amendment right.

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