Blessing of the Students

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on August 12, 2012. Lamentations 2:19 Over twenty years ago, I began a tradition at the First Baptist Church of Somerset at the beginning of the school year. I asked all the students,...

Obama Taps Campuses for Interfaith Service Projects

WASHINGTON (RNS) The White House is hoping to recruit America’s college and seminary students in a nationwide interfaith service campaign that was launched Thursday (March 17). In the next month, the Obama administration will solicit plans submitted by colleges,...

Religious Leaders Join White House in Dream Act Push

WASHINGTON (RNS) Religious leaders joined White House officials Thursday (Dec. 16) in urging the Senate to pass the DREAM Act, calling it a moral solution to help students hurt by the country’s immigration system. The legislation, which would permit young illegal...

Ex-gay Group Ends Support of Students’ Day of Truth

(RNS) A leading “ex-gay” group, concerned about a recent rash of anti-gay bullying, has ended its role in the annual “Day of Truth” events that encourage students to express their opposition to homosexuality. The annual school observance was meant to counter the “Day...