Today's From the States features items from: Baptist Courier (South Carolina); Arkansas Baptist News; Baptist New Mexican
As firefighters gained ground against the Northern California blaze Gov. Jerry Brown called perhaps "the greatest tragedy" the state "has ever faced," Southern Baptist disaster relief crews began feeding, cleanup and chaplaincy work today (Oct. 17).
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined an opportunity to revisit whether the display of religion-related monuments on government property is against the law.
Traditionally trained Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams are receiving an influx of new workers in the form of newly minted volunteers signing on with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention's Texas Relief program, and college students recruited from across the United States to participate in the North American Mission Board's Send Relief outreach.