Adelle M. Banks
Adelle M. Banks writes for Religion News Service.
The Bladensburg Peace Cross, which bears the names of 49 men who died in World War I, is on land now owned by a Maryland government commission.
“It’s time for pervasive change,” said SBC president J. D. Greear.
The new rules extend to institutions with religious or moral objections to providing insurance that covers contraception—but not to publicly traded businesses, government agencies, or government-funded health centers.
The White House said agencies and executive departments that do not have a faith-based office will have a designated liaison to the new initiative.
A group of Baltimore congregations is connecting with black farmers to promote healthy eating and economic empowerment.