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By Reported by Frank P. L. Somerville | May 19, 1994
As one convention of Maryland Baptists concludes this week in Baltimore, another -- representing a different association of Baptist congregations -- prepares to begin.The 68th annual session of the United Baptist Missionary Convention and Auxiliaries, which elected the Rev. John L. Wright its president Tuesday night, will hold its closing religious service tomorrow evening at Concord Baptist Church, 5204 Liberty Heights Ave.The Rev. Nathaniel Higgs, pastor of East Baltimore's Southern Baptist Church, who is ending his term as head of the organization, will preside.
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By JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS, TYEESHA DIXON AND PAT MCGLONE and JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS, TYEESHA DIXON AND PAT MCGLONE,SUN REPORTERS | June 21, 2006
Fifty thousand Baptists are getting in on it. The city's biggest-ever convention is in town for the week, and anyone else downtown yesterday could feel the impact. The National Baptist Congress of Christian Education transformed Interstate 95 north into a creeping, crawling mess. It has packed downtown hotels and overflowed into suburban lodgings. It's flooded the streets, restaurants and tourist attractions with badge-wearing, photo-taking visitors, adults and kids alike. Imagine Oriole Park at Camden Yards at full capacity - and then imagine all those people milling around for roughly five days.
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By MATTHEW HAY BROWN and MATTHEW HAY BROWN,SUN REPORTER | May 27, 2006
A national watchdog group dedicated to the separation of church and state is protesting a $150,000 state grant for a religious conference that officials say will bring as many as 50,000 visitors to Baltimore next month. Americans United for Separation of Church and State says that using government funds to support the Congress of Christian Education, which the National Baptist Convention plans to stage here June 19 to 23, would violate constitutional prohibitions against public sponsorship, financial support or active involvement in religious activity.
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By MATTHEW HAY BROWN and MATTHEW HAY BROWN,SUN REPORTER | May 27, 2006
A national watchdog group dedicated to the separation of church and state is protesting a $150,000 state grant for a religious conference that officials say will bring as many as 50,000 visitors to Baltimore next month. Americans United for Separation of Church and State says that using government funds to support the Congress of Christian Education, which the National Baptist Convention plans to stage here June 19 to 23, would violate constitutional prohibitions against public sponsorship, financial support or active involvement in religious activity.
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July 12, 2002
Denomination: Baptist, allied with the American Baptist Convention and the Progressive National Baptist Convention Leadership: the Rev. Robert A.F. Turner, pastor Size: 740 members Location: 8910 Old Annapolis Road, Columbia Date founded: Feb. 16, 1972, as part of Wilde Lake Interfaith Center Phone: 410-992-6977 or 301-596-5571 Worship services: 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday; Contemporary Service on the third Sunday is at 10:45 a.m. Children's programs:...
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | November 25, 1997
About 45 people rallied outside the city Department of Education building on East North Avenue yesterday afternoon in support of Alice Morgan Brown, principal of Northern High School who made national news last week when she suspended two-thirds of 1,800 students after they refused orders to return to their homerooms.A handful of people carried signs that read "We support Dr. Brown." Others prayed and chanted to passing motorists, "Don't give up the fight because Dr. Brown is right."Several members of the United Baptist Missionary Convention and a staff member at Northern participated in the rally at 5: 30 p.m."
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By Pam Parry | September 27, 1998
I FORGIVE Bill Clinton. I deplore his behavior and feel betrayed as a citizen and as a Southern Baptist - the denominational affiliation that I share with the president. Our Baptist doctrine condemns sexual sin. But it also tempers righteousness with mercy and grace, leaving judgment to God. So, on a personal level, I forgive him as one Baptist to another.But, with Southern Baptists, things are never that simple.Southern Baptists, like the rest of the country, are split over how to respond to the president's admission of an "inappropriate" relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | June 15, 1998
Like many Baptist ministers around the country, the Rev. David Albert Farmer took to his pulpit yesterday to address whether wives should submit to their husbands.But Farmer's sermon had a twist, made evident by its title: "Men, Submit to Your Wives -- If You Have One."Farmer, pastor of University Baptist Church in North Baltimore, is among a group of people who consider themselves devout Baptists, but out of step with the resolutions adopted last week by the Southern Baptist Convention that amended its Baptist Faith and Message Statement, the theological statement of its basic beliefs.
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By COX NEWS SERVICE | October 14, 1999
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Gambling opponents can cross Alabama off their list of lottery-friendly states. South Carolina is next on their list.Despite more than a year of campaigning, Alabama Gov. Donald Siegelman could not persuade voters to approve Tuesday a Georgia-style education lottery that he had projected would raise $150 million a year."
NEWS
By Frank P. L. Somerville | October 23, 1994
Not all is serene among the fundamentalists who control the theologically divided, 16 million-member Southern Baptist Convention -- the nation's largest Protestant denomination. The Rev. Joel Gregory's gossipy book is readable evidence.Selectively candid and self-serving though it is, his first-person account of the troubles of a Dallas "super church" and his sometimes dreary, sometimes tumultuous 21 months as its pastor provides fascinating insights into the inner workings of an increasingly influential wing of American Christianity.
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May 24, 2005
MARGARET (Peggy) REMAS, 65, of Ocala, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Munroe Regional Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. A native of Baltimore, MD, she relocated to Ocala in 1996 with her husband of 40 years, Richard. She dedicated her life to the ministry of God. She ministered thru outreach via music, children and numerous other church and community programs. Margaret's strength, compassion and love touched many souls both in Ocala and her native Baltimore. She was a former member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Baltimore and was secretary to the pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Ocala.
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October 12, 2003
Clara P. Gordon, a retired city housing authority manager and active church member, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 4 at Sinai Hospital. The Park Heights resident was 91. Born Clara Perry in Windfall, N.C., she moved to Baltimore's Conway Street with her family in 1926. She was a 1931 Frederick Douglass High School graduate. She joined the Housing Authority of Baltimore City in 1945 as an exterminator and retired in 1988 as an assistant manager at the Broadway Homes in East Baltimore.
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | October 3, 2003
Baltimore has landed its biggest convention ever - the National Baptist Convention USA Inc. Congress of Christian Education, which is expected to bring 50,000 people - more than the capacity of Camden Yards - to the city for a week in 2006. The city won out over Detroit in its bid for the meeting, scheduled for June 18-24, the city's convention bureau announced yesterday. The group is expected to require more than 25,000 hotel rooms and generate $41 million in direct spending. "It's a great day for Baltimore," said Leslie R. Doggett, the new president and chief executive of the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2003
In an uneasy alliance with an ally of Israel, a national Jewish group is calling for closer ties with Christian evangelicals, who have long supported the Jewish state. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, concluding a four-day national meeting here yesterday, called on Jewish communities to engage evangelicals to work jointly on issues of mutual interest. That includes support for Israel, religious accommodation in the workplace, social services and a movement to pass legislation protecting the rights of religious organizations.
NEWS
July 12, 2002
Denomination: Baptist, allied with the American Baptist Convention and the Progressive National Baptist Convention Leadership: the Rev. Robert A.F. Turner, pastor Size: 740 members Location: 8910 Old Annapolis Road, Columbia Date founded: Feb. 16, 1972, as part of Wilde Lake Interfaith Center Phone: 410-992-6977 or 301-596-5571 Worship services: 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday; Contemporary Service on the third Sunday is at 10:45 a.m. Children's programs:...
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 16, 2002
An unnamed youth and his mother are suing a Berlin church and its officials, as well as the Columbia-based Baptist Convention of Maryland/Del- aware, alleging that the congregation's youth pastor repeatedly sexually abused the youth and that church officials failed to protect the boy. The boy, referred to in the lawsuit as "John Doe," was 12 when the abuse by the First Baptist Church of Berlin youth pastor, Joshua M. McCready, began in 1997, according to...
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff Writer | September 21, 1993
A $60 million lawsuit was filed yesterday on behalf of three teen-age brothers who said they were sexually abused by the musical director of a Dundalk church.The suit claims that the pastor of the North Point Baptist Church allowed James N. Reed to work as "music minister" despite knowing that Reed had been convicted of child sexual abuse 20 years ago in New York and had left an Essex church amid allegations that he had molested a boy there.Furthermore, the suit contends that the pastor, the Rev. Dwight Evans, attempted to cover up allegations that Reed sexually abused a boy in 1988, after coming to work at North Point Baptist Church.
NEWS
October 12, 2003
Clara P. Gordon, a retired city housing authority manager and active church member, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 4 at Sinai Hospital. The Park Heights resident was 91. Born Clara Perry in Windfall, N.C., she moved to Baltimore's Conway Street with her family in 1926. She was a 1931 Frederick Douglass High School graduate. She joined the Housing Authority of Baltimore City in 1945 as an exterminator and retired in 1988 as an assistant manager at the Broadway Homes in East Baltimore.
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By COX NEWS SERVICE | November 1, 1999
ATLANTA -- About 60 Hindus attended a rally yesterday at Centennial Olympic Park to protest what they see as efforts by the Southern Baptist Convention to denigrate Hinduism and convert Hindus.The issue erupted a week ago, when the Southern Baptist Convention published a "prayer guide" that made reference to Hinduism's shortcomings. Hindus took offense to the claims, including one that said Hindus do not have the concept of sin or personal responsibility.Southern Baptist leaders say the prayer pamphlets are not evangelical conversion manuals.
NEWS
By COX NEWS SERVICE | October 14, 1999
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Gambling opponents can cross Alabama off their list of lottery-friendly states. South Carolina is next on their list.Despite more than a year of campaigning, Alabama Gov. Donald Siegelman could not persuade voters to approve Tuesday a Georgia-style education lottery that he had projected would raise $150 million a year."
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