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Multiethnic worship caps Va. weekend demonstrations

Evangelical pastors in Charlottesville, Va., say a community interracial worship service appeared to be the largest local gathering during what media described as a weekend of peaceful but tense demonstrations in the city.

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GuideStone gains final win over mandate

GuideStone Financial Resources has secured a conclusive victory in its lengthy, legal battle against the Obama-era abortion/contraception mandate.

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Parking tax could cost churches, ministries

A little-noticed provision of last year's Republican tax legislation which taxes employee parking at nonprofit organizations "will be a problem" for churches and other Christian ministries, one of the Southern Baptist Convention's attorneys says.

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Starbucks, Roseanne create John 13:34 opportunity

A.B. Vines, president of the California Southern Baptist Convention and a trustee of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, told Baptist Press it's "good" any time a company like Starbucks seizes a national moment to help people "understand different cultures," "people's differences" and how not to offend one another needlessly.

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GuideStone to launch lower-cost Secure Health plan

Churches and pastors looking for budget-minded health care coverage as well as protection for their employees and their families have another option to consider coming this summer. GuideStone Financial Resources, the financial services entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, will roll out its new GuideStone Secure Health plan during the June 12-13 SBC annual meeting in Dallas, with enrollment to begin July 1.

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