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AP News - Dec 14, 2014 3:28 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Congregants in African-American churches across the country wore black to Sunday services and prayed over the men in attendance in a symbolic stand against fatal police shootings of unarmed black men.Bishop T.D. Jakes told worshi ...more

AP News - Dec 09, 2014 6:33 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq's central government in Baghdad must give up much of its authority to local power centers — and potentially permit the creation of an autonomous Sunni Muslim region — if the nation is to survive the fight against Islamic State mi ...more

AP News - Dec 03, 2014 1:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul is proposing a "declaration of war" against the Islamic State.The legislative effort has little chance of success but could burnish the Kentucky Republican's effort to paint ...more

AP News - Nov 23, 2014 11:18 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on ed ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 5:40 PM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of Pope Francis' commission to fight clerical sex abuse is tempering his remarks about accountability for bishops accused of covering up for abusive priests, saying they deserve a fair hearing, too.Cardinal Sean O'Ma ...more

AP News - Nov 14, 2014 6:35 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time.Planners say they hope Friday's service at the historic cathedral will foster more understanding and acceptance between Christians and Muslims ...more

AP News - Sep 29, 2014 4:56 PM

The Vatican is investigating Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Missouri, two years after he was convicted of failing to report suspected abuse.Finn was notified of the investigation by the papal ambassador in Washington and has "cooperated with ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 16, 2014 5:22 PM

PENSACOLA, Fla. (BP) -- Last Sunday was an awesome day. Water was involved.For weeks, our pastor at Olive Baptist in Pensacola had announced the plan. New believers, and even long-time Christians who'd not yet been baptized, would be invited to make a ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 16, 2014 5:22 PM

Today's From the States features items from:Baptist Beacon (Michigan)Baptist Message (Louisiana)Baptist Messenger (Oklahoma)Detroit-area church uses door-to-doorevangelism to reach neighborsBy David B. SmithHARPER WOODS, Mich. (Baptis ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 16, 2014 5:22 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- "Discipline without direction is drudgery," Donald S. Whitney writes in the familiar opening to his classic NavPress book, "Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life," newly released in a revised and updated edition.Whitney s ...more