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isaster Response Feeding Unit Activated to Assist in Mass Vaccination Event in Richmond

Published: 1/21/21 at 12:00pm.  As the Covid-19 vaccine is becoming available to individuals across the Commonwealth of Virginia, Disaster Response (DR) volunteers from the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) are doing their part to take care of the medical and emergency personnel who are administering the immunizations. Starting Tuesday, January 19, the Henrico County […]

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Vaccinated for Virus, Jimmy Carter & Wife Back in Church

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Now that former President Jimmy Carter and his wife are vaccinated against COVID-19, they have returned to one of their favorite things: church. In this Nov. 3, 2019 photo, former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia. (John Amis/Associated Press) Maranatha Baptist Church in tiny […]

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Washington Taps Pastors to Overcome Racial Divide on COVID Vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stately and deliberate, with a distinctive white streak in his black hair, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith started his Valentine’s Day sermon at Shiloh Baptist Church by talking about love and vaccinations. “That’s what love’s all about. When you get a vaccination, you are saying to everyone around you that you love them […]

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Canadian Baptists Push Race Conversation Beyond Black History Month 

With new president, Atlantic churches seek fuller reckoning with complicated history. ADAM MACINNIS|FEBRUARY 22, 2021 06:00 AM Image: Cole Burston / Getty Images Rhonda Britton typically gets invited to preach at white churches one month of the year—February. She’s happy to accept those invitations during Canada’s African Heritage Month, but it’s also clear to her that […]

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Pay Attention to What’s Happening in Myanmar, Baptist Pastors Plead

iDemonstrators stage a protest against the military coup in front of riot policemen in Yangon, Myanmar Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Tens of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city Wednesday, in one of largest protests yet of a coup, despite warnings from a U.N. human rights expert that recent troop movements could […]

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Evangelical Leaders Condemn ‘Radicalized Christian Nationalism’

A coalition of evangelical Christian leaders is condemning the role of “radicalized Christian nationalism” in feeding the political extremism that led to the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 by supporters of former President Donald Trump. In an open letter, more than 100 pastors, ministry and seminary leaders, and other prominent evangelicals express concern about […]

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Myanmar’s Christian Refugees Hold Anti-Coup Protest in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — About 300 refugees from a Christian minority community from Myanmar held a demonstration in India’s capital on Wednesday (March 3) against last month’s military takeover in their country and demanded the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other Myanmar leaders. Chin refugees from Myanmar shout slogans during a protest […]

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Workers Deserve a Living Wage, Not Just a Minimum Wage

(RNS) — For more than a century, Catholic social teaching has advocated not for a minimum wage but for a living wage for workers. Sadly, however, the U.S. Congress cannot even increase the minimum wage because of parliamentary rules and Republican opposition. A living wage, according to Pope Leo XIII in his 1891 encyclical Rerum Novarum, […]

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Embracing a Legacy of Cup Bearing

By Terrell Carter for Word & Way One of the primary points Jesus stressed when calling his disciples was that following him would not be easy. Following Jesus would be filled with challenges that would only be overcome by God’s intervention and the disciple’s faithfulness during the tough times. Terrell Carter To follow Jesus and […]

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Consuming Religious Content Does Not Equal Community

By Greg Mamula for Word & Way The new US presidential administration is navigating its first 100 days. Vaccines are making their way to priority workers and the most vulnerable. Hollywood is releasing new movies on multiple platforms simultaneously. Workplaces are navigating new hybrid environments. Sports stadiums are welcoming back fans in limited capacity. Restaurants […]