Administration Issues | Apr. 7 2015

Helping the poor requires intentional efforts to see those who are suffering

Poverty is not new to contemporary society. Throughout the Old Testament the presence of the poor and God’s desire for His people to help... [READ MORE]

Administration Issues | Apr. 7 2015

Doris Duntley’s story represents many who are trying to pull out of poverty

The words that describe my life these days are not good ones. Frustrated. Tired. Sad.  I’m only 34 but I feel so much older. I depended... [READ MORE]

Alabama Baptist Entities | Apr. 6 2015

Meeting long-term poverty needs requires investment in relationship building

Aside from the urgency of sharing the gospel, perhaps no other issue challenges the Church and its mission like poverty.  The poor are all... [READ MORE]

Hunger/Poverty/Welfare | Apr. 2 2015

Community of Hope provides meals for school children during spring break

For children who rely on their school’s breakfast and lunch as their main meals of the day, a week of spring break holiday can feel more... [READ MORE]

Alabama Baptist Entities | Apr. 2 2015

State meeting addresses marriage debate, global hunger

Even if biblical marriage is not upheld by culture and government, it must be upheld by the Church.” Rick Lance, executive director of... [READ MORE]

Hunger/Poverty/Welfare | Dec. 11 2014

One-fourth of American families turn to church food pantries for help

Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they have received help from a church-run food pantry in the past, according to a survey by LifeWay Research.... [READ MORE]

Addictions | Nov. 18 2014

Samford to help alleviate CP pain for Alabama Baptists

No scripts, no rehearsal — just straight from the heart. That’s how Samford University President Andrew Westmoreland addressed Alabama... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Nov. 13 2014

America still fighting poverty battle since its declaration by President Johnson in 1964

In his 1964 State of the Union address President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “War on Poverty.” Fifty years later, America is still... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Nov. 13 2014

Alabama organizations fighting root causes of poverty

For approximately 900,000 Alabamians, poverty is a way of life. Some have always been poor but others have experienced financial setbacks from... [READ MORE]

Africa | Oct. 9 2014

Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention president, family make Birmingham temporary home after Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa

Olu Menjay’s days have felt slightly different lately. What was supposed to just be a visit to the United States this summer has instead... [READ MORE]