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Alabama News | Jul. 10 2020

Church leaders face tough choices as COVID-19 cases rise

By Carrie Brown McWhorter The Alabama Baptist When Mobile pastor Derek Allen announced on July 1 that his church, First Baptist Church Tillman’s... [READ MORE]

Abortion | Jul. 9 2020

Supreme Court delivers decisions favorable to religious liberty

The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed in two 7-2 rulings July 8 that churches and religious organizations are free to make employment and health... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jul. 2 2020

Alabama Department of Revenue reminds income taxpayers of approaching July 15 deadline

The Alabama Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers that an important deadline is right around the corner. July 15 is the deadline for any... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jul. 2 2020

Alabama death row inmate hopes courts will allow chaplain by his side at execution

Charles L. Burton Jr. doesn’t want to be alone when he dies. The death row inmate hopes a federal court will make sure that does not happen.... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jul. 2 2020

SBOM workshop offers tips for engaging senior adults amid COVID-19 concerns

By Michael J. Brooks Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Seniors adults may feel especially vulnerable during the current coronavirus crisis,... [READ MORE]

Alabama Baptist Entities | Jul. 1 2020

First person: Five lessons I learned from a COVID-19 spike at our church

By Pastor Derek Allen First Baptist Church Tillman’s Corner, Mobile In March, April and May, our church staff braced for a wave of COVID-19... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jul. 1 2020

Southern Christian Writers Conference to be held online July 24-25 with ESPN reporter Lauren Sisler and bestselling author Debora Coty headlining

The 2020 Southern Christian Writers Conference will take place as a virtual event on July 24-25 and will feature ESPN and SEC Network reporter... [READ MORE]

Latest News | Jun. 30 2020

High court affirms religious access to state programs

The U.S. Supreme Court narrowly upheld Tuesday (June 30) a state tax credit scholarship program that includes religious schools, thereby maintaining... [READ MORE]

International News | Jun. 30 2020

Amid rising Christian persecution, Turkey denies visa to pastor’s American wife

Amid rising Christian persecution, Turkey has denied a visa to a U.S. citizen and wife of a Protestant pastor there, reportedly in an attempt... [READ MORE]

Baptist News | Jun. 30 2020

SBC Executive Committee actions bring flurry of back-and-forth statements

By Margaret Colson The Alabama Baptist Recent accusations of procedural and ethical improprieties within the Southern Baptist Convention Executive... [READ MORE]