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LEESBURG, (FBW)-It was a moment that left the world shocked and stunned. Three American Southern Baptist medical missionaries shot at close range by an Islamic terrorist at a Baptist hospital in a Muslim country Dec. 30. Three yanked from the arms of their loving families and friends, having become martyrs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (FBW)-Racism isn't dead, not in the United States and not in the Southern Baptist Convention, but a multi-ethnic cross-section of denominational leaders concludes segregation is as much an anathema today as integration was in the midst of the 20th century.
GRACEVILLE (FBW)-The Baptist College of Florida board of trustees reaffirmed the college's historic ties with the Florida Baptist Convention Jan. 23-24, during their pre-convention meeting on campus.
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After the Dec. 30 killings of three Southern Baptist medical workers by a Muslim gunman in Yemen, the tributes and condolences poured in from around the world.
TALLAHASSEE (FBW)-"I regret my abortion" read the signs held by the women who gathered during the Silent No More rally at the State Capitol Jan. 25. Like a similar event held in West Palm Beach on Saturday, each of the women in Tallahassee spoke publicly about her experience with abortion.
The following resources are available for help in finding abortion recovery and support groups:
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Women from across the state are being encouraged to join in A Celebration of Missions, March 21-22 at Southside Baptist Church in Jacksonville.
DEERFIELD BEACH (FBW)-The old sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Deerfield Beach has a new look and a new purpose. Built in 1931, the 2,000 square foot building has been renovated into a residence for missionaries.
SHOCCO SPRINGS, Ala. (BP)-Southern Baptists contributed a record $49.25 million to North American missions through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in 2002 - representing a 2 percent increase over the amount contributed the previous year.