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2007-02-15 09:00:30

ATLANTA, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, Inc., (http://www.fullgospelatl.com/) an international faith and family reformation of churches, will host its annual conference and exhibit - themed Embracing the Next Dimension, June 24 - 29, 2007 at The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The convention is expected to draw more than 30,000 attendees, 10,000 leaders of faith, a multitude of youth, and thousands of businesses and...

2006-08-21 17:03:14

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Baptist preacher has publicly defended himself for firing a female Sunday School teacher after more than 50 years on the job because he believes the Bible bans women from teaching men. Watertown First Baptist Church Pastor Tim LaBouf, also a city council member in Watertown, N.Y., said women could fulfill any role or responsibility they wanted to -- outside the church. "My belief is that the qualifications for both men and women teaching spiritual matters...

2006-08-07 07:10:00

By Rebecca Harrison BLACKBIRD LEYS -- Western missionaries took Christianity to Africa in the 1800s. Now Kenyan minister Patrick Mukholi is bringing it back. When the Anglican priest decided to become a missionary he imagined preaching to remote African tribes. Instead, he lives in a poky flat above a kebab shop on one of Britain's toughest housing estates, where he shares his faith with local teen-agers. "They ask me hard questions like, 'Do you have to believe in God to be a vicar?', or...

2006-03-08 14:23:26

By Peggy Gargis TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (Reuters) - Authorities have arrested three college students in connection with a spate of fires that damaged or destroyed 10 Baptist churches in Alabama, investigators said on Wednesday. Prosecutors identified the suspects as Ben Moseley and Russell Debusk, 19-year-old students at Birmingham-Southern College, and Matthew Lee Cloyd, 20, who transferred last year from Birmingham-Southern to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Federal...

2006-03-08 11:14:35

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Two men were arrested in connection with a spate of fires that damaged or destroyed at least 10 Alabama churches and a third suspect was being sought, investigators said on Wednesday. Federal and state investigators planned to release details at an afternoon news conference in Alabama. The pastor at one of the destroyed churches said investigators notified him of the arrests and described the suspects as white men from the Birmingham area, including a...

2006-02-11 23:46:21

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Flames engulfed another Baptist church in rural Alabama on Saturday, raising to 10 the number damaged or destroyed in what the FBI is calling possible hate crimes in just over a week. The target of the latest suspected arson attack was the Beaverton Free Will Baptist Church in Lamar County, near the southern U.S. state's northwest border with Mississippi, local authorities said. The other nine churches that fell victim to the spate of fires, which...

2006-02-08 17:10:00

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Scientists and fuel-sniffing dogs searched on Wednesday through the charred remains of Baptist churches torched in a spate of rural Alabama fires that the FBI said may be investigated as hate crimes. Early-morning fires damaged or destroyed five churches on Friday and four more on Tuesday in the southern U.S. state. Many were in remote areas and were engulfed in flames before firefighters arrived. Some had doors kicked in and pulpits set ablaze....

2006-02-07 13:43:11

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Three Baptist churches were destroyed by fires in rural Alabama and a fourth was damaged in suspected arson attacks, officials said on Tuesday, less than a week after five churches were torched in the state. All five of the churches that burned last week also were the homes of Baptist congregations. The FBI said a special agent investigating the five churches burned last Friday in Bibb County, Alabama, also had been assigned to the...

2005-07-14 08:02:11

By Alonso Soto HARVARD, Ill. (Reuters) - Roy Peraza, a Cuban-born pastor in one of America's fastest-growing Protestant denominations, trolls this sleepy town's supermarkets and restaurants in search of new Latino converts. He approaches newly arrived immigrants, many of them lifelong Roman Catholics with few contacts or relatives in the United States. It is here in the rural U.S. heartland where Peraza and other evangelical and mainline Protestant missionaries seek converts among the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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