BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — At their annual meeting, Southern Baptists approved constitutional amendments aimed at dealing with abuse. If approved again next year, the amendments would allow the nation's largest Protestant denomination to remove churches that mishandle allegations of abuse or misconduct.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Tonight we will cry out to God together from this unique place, that God will give America a ‘Love One Another Movement’ that will change the course of this nation,' said National Day of Prayer Task Force President Ronnie Floyd.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — Arkansas megachurch pastor Ronnie Floyd, part of President Trump's informal group of evangelical advisers, was elected to lead the Southern Baptist Convention's Nashville-based Executive Committee.
(RNS) — Ronnie Floyd, an Arkansas megachurch pastor and Trump spiritual adviser, has been nominated lead the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee.
(RNS) — Scholars, faith leaders, activists and other experts predict what changes the American and global religious landscapes will see after the New Year.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'From the blood that was spilled, from the ashes, glory is rising,' said Pastor Frank Pomeroy.
(RNS) — Some religious leaders criticized President Trump's initial response denouncing hatred and violence 'on many sides,' while a few conservative evangelicals rushed to defend the president.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelicals of all ages filled the National Mall on one of the hottest days in Washington this summer and prayed for national unity.
(RNS) The president of the Southern Baptist Convention invited the president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, to share the stage with him.
(RNS) “There are so many people who say, ‘What in the world can we do?’” said the Rev. Jerry Young, president of the National Baptist Convention, USA. "We’re hopeful and prayerful that God will use this not as an event but as a movement.”
(RNS) Southern Baptists were hailed for electing their first African-American president in 2012 but their denomination's Executive Committee has a mostly white management.
(RNS) “The Supreme Court of the United States is not the final authority, nor is the culture itself, but the Bible is God’s final authority about marriage and on this book we stand,” said the Rev. Ronnie Floyd.
(RNS) “(W)e will not honor any decision by the Supreme Court which will force us to violate a clear biblical understanding of marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman,” SBC leaders said in a newspaper ad.
(RNS) “The world will applaud your courage and compassion as you defend those that Scripture calls 'the least of these,'" they wrote.
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