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CBF Crowd Gets Sneak Peek at New EthicsDaily Documentary
CBF Crowd Gets Sneak Peek at New EthicsDaily Documentary
Retired warden Vernon Pittman created a scholarship foundation for the offspring of inmates and their victims. His story is one of several told in a new documentary from EthicsDaily.com.
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Women in Ministry Stepping Out of Shadows
Women in Ministry Stepping Out of Shadows
Long kept in the shadows by Baptist churches, women in ministry are moving into the spotlight. Participation in a program that highlights women in the pulpit has quadrupled in two years.
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Lottie Moon Defied Male-Dominated Southern Baptists
Lottie Moon Defied Male-Dominated Southern Baptists
Lottie Moon, whose name and likeness are used by Southern Baptists to fuel fundraising efforts for foreign missions, was a "defiant pioneer" who saw no restrictions on women in ministry.
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Panel: Civil Voices Must Speak Up on Immigration
Panel: Civil Voices Must Speak Up on Immigration
With anti-immigration activists screaming at their legislators to crack down on the undocumented, goodwill people of faith must make their voices heard in a civil tone to impact the common good.
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Panel Busts Immigration Myths, Questions System
Panel Busts Immigration Myths, Questions System

After a screening of EthicsDaily.com's documentary, "Gospel Without Borders," panelists and audience members noted that the current perception and treatment of immigrants was similar to the "Jim Crow" laws in the U.S.

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Wresting With a Just Response to National Debt, Taxes
Wresting With a Just Response to National Debt, Taxes
What's the Christian response to the national debt? How do the debt and our weak economy affect the poor? Participants viewing the EthicsDaily.com documentary on faith and taxes wrestled with these questions.
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Film Highlights Forgiveness in African Cultures
Film Highlights Forgiveness in African Cultures
Focusing on forgiveness and conflict resolution that occurred in the aftermath of civil war in Sierra Leone, a documentary illustrates the courage and grace of ordinary people.
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Making Big Strides in Baptist-Muslim Relationships
Making Big Strides in Baptist-Muslim Relationships
During an EthicsDaily.com luncheon, two North Carolina pastors shared stories about how their congregations took some small steps that turned into significant strides in Baptist-Muslim relationships.
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Building Bridges to Strengthen Christian-Muslim Relations
Building Bridges to Strengthen Christian-Muslim Relations
At EthicsDaily.com's luncheon during the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Assembly, three individuals described how they built relational bridges over the cultural minefield of Christian-Muslim tensions.
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Pastor: Public Education Can Be Redeemed
Pastor: Public Education Can Be Redeemed
As part of a church series on social issues, a former judge on the Arkansas Court of Appeals, who's now a pastor, addressed educational issues for African-Americans in the South.
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Nonprofit Helps Arkansas Businesses Thrive
Nonprofit Helps Arkansas Businesses Thrive
A nonprofit organization in Helena, Ark., helps business start-ups and small local governments in Arkansas to go through strategic planning, branding and marketing plans at a fraction of the usual rates.
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Entrepreneurial Spirit Permeates Arkansas Delta
Entrepreneurial Spirit Permeates Arkansas Delta
Two events – the Delta Grassroots Caucus and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas' spring assembly – illustrated the entrepreneurial spirit permeating one of the nation's poorest economic regions.
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One Woman's Mission to India's Poor
One Woman's Mission to India's Poor
Lepers. Orphans. HIV patients. Prisoners. The elderly. Marginalized youth. They are among the poorest of the poor in India. And Leena Lavanya forges her own path to minister to all of them.
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Lost and Found: Stolen Cell Phone Unites Volunteers
Lost and Found: Stolen Cell Phone Unites Volunteers
A mission volunteer's stolen cell phone contained the only photos of her recently deceased brother. That bad news, however, brought volunteers and children closer together.
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Making a Splash: CBF Camp Helps Young Swimmers
Making a Splash: CBF Camp Helps Young Swimmers
Nearly 400 youngsters from impoverished homes participated in an Arkansas swim camp led by CBF staffers. Six went on to a competitive meet, but getting there was an adventure.
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Class Act: CBF, Church Provide School Supplies
Class Act: CBF, Church Provide School Supplies
For the fourth consecutive year, Second Baptist Church of Little Rock, Ark., partnered with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to ensure more than 300 students received much-needed school supplies.
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Hot Topics Make Up 'Sweet Justice' Series
Hot Topics Make Up 'Sweet Justice' Series
Some churches fear controversy, but not Second Baptist of Little Rock, Ark. Their Sweet Justice series tackled hot-button issues and offered first steps on how to get involved.
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No Homeless in Your Back Yard? Think Again.
No Homeless in Your Back Yard? Think Again.
The homeless issue is all around us if we choose to see it. More than one in four homeless people, for example, are children. Will churches work with others to achieve solutions?
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Baptist Luncheon Highlights Racism DVD, Panel
Baptist Luncheon Highlights Racism DVD, Panel
A panel attempted to unravel several tangled strands from “Beneath the Skin” during a screening of the award-winning documentary at the Baptist Center for Ethics luncheon at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Assembly July 2.
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Human Trafficking Hits Close to Home for College Professor
Human Trafficking Hits Close to Home for College Professor
A college professor had lectured on "the least of these" for years. But it wasn't until she adopted her infant daughter, who was on the verge of being sold into slavery, that the subject went from her head to her heart.
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Jewelry Co-Op Gives Inner-City Girls a Chance for Future
Jewelry Co-Op Gives Inner-City Girls a Chance for Future
About 10 teen and pre-teen inner-city girls in Arkansas came together through a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship ministry to form a co-operative to sell jewelry. The girls learned valuable business skills and gave back to others.
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Green Movement Gradually Blossoms in Local Churches
Green Movement Gradually Blossoms in Local Churches
While the green movement is still taking root at many churches, some congregations are taking steps to be more faithful stewards of God's creation, from reducing their use of foam products to cleaning up a nearby park.
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Environmental Groups, Churches Explore Ways to Team Up
Environmental Groups, Churches Explore Ways to Team Up
Environmental organizations, such as the National Wildlife Federation, the Audubon Society and the Sierra Club, are reaching out to churches and faith-based organizations for partnerships on issues of environmental stewardship.
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Women Ministers Form Support Group in Arkansas
Women Ministers Form Support Group in Arkansas
Carolyn Staley, minister of education at Pulaski Heights Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark., has organized an Arkansas Chapter of Baptist Women in Ministry. Some of her members can't be named publicly.
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A Racial Unity Service Hits Home for Minister
A Racial Unity Service Hits Home for Minister
Staley caught the irony of singing and talking about progress in racial relations—yet until that service, two people who work in the same church every day had never worshiped together. She made a public commitment to doing something about it.
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‘Pentecostal Wind’ Gives Energy to a Dying Event
‘Pentecostal Wind’ Gives Energy to a Dying Event
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—New fruit is budding from a previous dying-on-the-vine event, which originated from some tiny seeds planted here in 1971.
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Little Rock Pastors Recall Ministry at Crossroads of History
Little Rock Pastors Recall Ministry at Crossroads of History
Former pastors, ministers and staff members at Second Baptist Church in Little Rock gathered there recently on the church’s 125th anniversary to dialogue about ministry.
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DVD Showing on Racism Hits Home
DVD Showing on Racism Hits Home
Showings of “Beneath the Skin: Baptists and Racism” in two tiny south Arkansas towns hit home.
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Obama’s ‘Peter Moment’
During his inaugural address, President Barack Obama quoted the Apostle Paul, but it was really a Peter moment.
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Palestinian Christian Considers Gaza Turmoil: Part Two
Raouf Halaby sometimes asks his students, as he’s breaking the ice about his background, how big they think the Jordan River is.
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Miracle near 34th Street
Sometimes a sense of awe is lacking nowadays in society. The story of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 is awesome.
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CBF Outreach Brings Christmas to the Poor in Arkansas Delta
The Mohawk haircut on the shepherd gave it away. This wasn�t going to be a typical Christmas nativity depiction.
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Pastor Saves Babies Through Hole in Church Wall
Rev. Cheryl Allen didn't tear down a wall; she just created a small hole in it. As a result, about 720 abandoned babies have been rescued through the "Door of Hope."
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Female Baptist Pastor in South Africa Loves on the Edge
Cheryl Allen is a senior pastor because she literally has gone where no man would go.
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Little Rock Screening of Racism DVD Prompts Substantive Dialogue
The DVD screening, sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas, brought old and painful memories to many in the diverse audience of about 170--a 60-40 mix of white and minorities.
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Super Bowl: A Holy Day or a Holy War?
"America stops on Super Sunday," proclaims the television promotion.
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Bobby Knight and Ethics
On initial examination, any ethical consideration concerning the dismissal of Bobby Knight as Indiana University's basketball coach is a slam dunk.
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