As bombings increased recently in Baghdad, a Baptist pastor in the Iraqi capital told a European Baptist leader that Christians there are living in fear, especially after an attack October 31 at a Catholic church left nearly 60 dead.
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- A coalition of more than 60 religious, veterans,
academic and advocacy groups called on the United States military Nov.
10 to extend conscientious-objector status to soldiers who believe a
specific war is immoral.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's top
spokesman for moral concerns added his voice to a chorus of conservative
bloggers and commentators criticizing President Obama for telling
Hispanic voters to "punish your enemies" by getting out to vote.
Clark Pinnock, 73, an influential theologian whose spiritual pilgrimage led him from a fiery fundamentalism as a young professor to an openness that caused some to brand him a heretic, died August 15 of a heart attack.
There is an 80 percent chance that later in this century a megadrought will plague the American Southwest for decades, according to a study released by researchers at NASA and at Columbia and Cornell universities. The drought will be caused by reduced precipitation and changes in evaporation rates. The researchers say other factors, such as the El Niño weather pattern, could interrupt long periods of severe drought. The researchers say there is time to reduce the factors contributing to climate change (Washington Post, February 12).