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Probe of Southern Baptist sex abuse response moves forward

Sep. 19, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The Rev. Marshall Blalock feels the weight of his new responsibility. The South Carolina pastor serves as vice chair of a recently formed Southern Baptist Convention task force charged with overseeing an investigation into how a top...

Access, travel rules influence missionary vaccine policies

Sep. 18, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

COVID-19 vaccine refusal rates may be high among white evangelical Christians, but the International Mission Board — which deploys thousands of missionaries — is not hesitant about the shot. The global agency of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest...

Officials: COVID cluster linked to Southern Baptist meeting

Jul. 10, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health officials in Tennessee have linked a small coronavirus cluster to last month's meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, Nashville's first large-scale conference after lifting restrictions on gatherings, The Tennessean reported. Metro...

Southern Baptist leader wants to 'iron out our differences'

Jun. 23, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

(RNS) — The Southern Baptist Convention has trouble with a capital T — and that stands for trust. The lack of trust was palpable during the SBC’s recent annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, where local church messengers often overruled Baptist leaders from the...