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Statement from John Upton on the Tragedy in Las Vegas

Our hearts are broken by the violent tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas Sunday night. We grieve the lives lost and for their friends and family and we ache alongside those who were injured. Amidst the overwhelming sorrow and confusion, we place our faith in the God that continues working to redeem our hurting world, as the Scriptures say in Psalm 34:18 "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” May God be with us in the face of such darkness as we look for answers and ways to improve the safety of our communities.

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Statement on Deadly Violence in #Charlottesville – John Upton

Posted: 8/12/17 at 10:25pm Virginia Baptists are heartbroken by the violence and loss of life during the events that happened in #Charlottesville today. We pray for the victims and their loved ones and for all of those injured. We are thankful for those who courageously stood up to hatred and evil today. As Kingdom-minded people, we remain hopeful that love …

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BGAV Joins Rural Development Coalition in Virginia

The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) is partnering with Bluefield College, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia (CBFVA), and Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia (WMUV) in a new Together For Hope (TFH) initiative in Southwest Virginia.

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BGAV Continues Its Historic Support of the Separation of Church and State

Posted: 5/4/17 at 4:00pm. Henrico, Va. – Virginia Baptists, acting out of our long-standing heritage of believing in and defending separation of church and state, signed a letter last month alongside our Baptist brothers and sisters from across the nation urging Congress not to weaken or eliminate protections for churches and non-profits from endorsing or opposing political candidates. “I’m saddened by …

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