Social Issues


Alabama News | Jan. 13 2000

Southside sets MLK service

“Living Love and Justice” is the theme of services scheduled for Jan. 16 at Southside Baptist Church, Birmingham. April Wells will... [READ MORE]

Death and Dying | Jan. 13 2000

Muslims demand holy war against Christians

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Thousands of Muslims poured into Jakarta Jan. 7, demanding a holy war against Christians living in riot-torn provinces... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jan. 6 2000

Group buys slaves, sets free

A controversial Christian human rights group based in Switzerland said it had bought the freedom of 5,514 slaves in Sudan during a secret mission.... [READ MORE]

Law/Legal/Politics/Voting | Jan. 6 2000

Baptist receive White House apology over religious comment

White House spokesman Joe Lockhart had apologized for his comments linking the Southern Baptist Convention to organizations that “perpetuate... [READ MORE]

Children | Jan. 6 2000

Supreme Court upholds Vermont ruling

MONTPELIER, Vermont – Supreme Court says Vermont can’t subsidize religious school students. The nation’s highest court has... [READ MORE]

Children | Jan. 6 2000

Sex education focuses on abstinence

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Abstinence has increasingly become a focus of sex education in the nation’s schools, according to new studies.... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 6 2000

Handover: Macau becomes territory of China

On Dec. 20, 1999, the first European colony in East Asia, followed Hong Kong in becoming a sovereign territory of the largest nation in the world.... [READ MORE]

Health | Jan. 6 2000

Christians more likely to divorce, study says

VENTURA, Calif. – A new study by the Barna Research Group in Ventura, Calif., says born-again Christians are more likely to go through... [READ MORE]

Alabama | Jan. 6 2000

A Year in Review

By far, the biggest news for Alabama Baptists in 1999 was the defeat of proposed state lottery gambling. Church leaders from different denominations,... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 6 2000

Chinese court tries religious couple in secret

WUHAN, China – A couple arrested in the crackdown on the Falun Gong spiritual movement has reportedly been tried in secret in the central... [READ MORE]

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