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IMB to host virtual Sending Celebration Feb. 3

IMB Staff
January 22 2021

IMB will host another virtual Sending Celebration to allow Southern Baptists to collectively rejoice in 33 missionaries being sent to the nations. Join on Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. EST on imb.org, Facebook live or on the IMB Advance the Kingdom app... read more

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ERLC commends genocide label for China’s atrocities

Tom Strode, Baptist Press
January 20 2021

The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) commended the United States declaration on the Donald Trump administration’s last full day that China has committed genocide against Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic and religious minorities... read more

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Retired couple joins IMB on and off the field

Arizona SBC Staff
January 19 2021

The retirement years are often viewed as the time to enjoy a break from years of hard work. For Joe and Wanda Kord*, retirement was time for a new kind of work as they followed the Lord’s leading to volunteer with the International Mission Board in West Africa... read more

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More than 3 million Uyghurs detained in forced labor camps in China

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
January 15 2021

They reportedly number more than 3 million. Uyghur American human rights advocate Rushan Abbas describes them as university presidents, doctors, entrepreneurs and artists. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) calls them criminals... read more

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World Watch List 2021: Extremists, governments leverage COVID-19 limitations to ramp religious persecution

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
January 15 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic, surveillance technology and nationalism converged in 2020 to enable more violence, discrimination and oppression against Christians and other religious minorities globally, persecution watchdog Open Doors USA said in its latest report... read more