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April 16, 2014

April 15, 2014 Follow us on Twitter:@BaylorUMediaCom Contact: Terry Goodrich,(254) 710-3321 WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014) — Sung Joon Jang, Ph.D., one of the nation’s preeminent quantitative criminologists, has accepted a post as Research Professor of Criminology and co-director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior within Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). Jang’s appointment, […]

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April 10, 2014

Editor’s Choice | International Journal of Criminology and Sociology The below article has been selected by the  Editor in Chief to be one of the top articles published in the journal. The topic, scientific quality and importance in the field were collectively considered while making this selection. Estimating the Benefits of a Faith-Based Correctional Program […]

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April 7, 2014

“Does the Family Matter? The Crisis of Faith in Church and Culture” A symposium on the future of the church: program outline and information sponsored by the Center for Ministry Effectiveness and Educational Leadership, the Institute for Studies of Religion, and the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching Date: April 7, 2014. 9:00 a.m. – […]

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April 2, 2014

The More God Less Crime Conference is a one day Permian Basin-wide conference on the powerful effects of faith in prison, jail, and the aftercare of ex-offenders.  Come hear how faith communities are making a real difference.  If your church is interested in being a part of a prison or re-entry ministry plan to attend […]

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April 1, 2014

WACO, Texas (March 31, 2014) – “He who controls the media controls the culture.” So says Ted Baehr, Ph.D., publisher of Movieguide.org, and founder and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission. Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host Baehr as he addresses the topic of media’s profound influence in his lecture “Triumphing […]

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March 28, 2014

Houses of Worship Can Faith Rewire an Addict’s Brain? New evidence shows that ‘God consciousness’ can keep young people off drugs and alcohol. By  Byron Johnson And Maria Pagano March 27, 2014 7:06 p.m. ET Young people who regularly attend religious services and describe themselves as religious are less likely to experiment with alcohol and […]

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March 24, 2014

Ken Starr 1:17 p.m. EDT March 23, 2014 The Hobby Lobby case could deal blow to people of faith. (Photo: Tony Gutierrez, AP) From humble beginnings in the 1970s in their Oklahoma City garage, David and Barbara Green launched what is now the sprawling nationwide commercial enterprise, Hobby Lobby. Their company – now owned entirely […]

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March 21, 2014

On Topic with Alan Dershowitz Compelling conversations. Contemporary issues. Beyond Hobby Lobby: What Is at Stake with the HHS Contraceptive Mandate? 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.   March 24, 2014   Willard Hotel Ballroom, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. About Alan Dershowitz Alan Dershowitz is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. […]

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March 17, 2014

“Being An Underdog Is A Great Opportunity” An approach to life, the universe and everything . . . even politics Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:30 p.m. Armstrong Browning Library/Cox Lecture Hall Former U.S. Congressman Ernest Istook graduated from Baylor with a BA and received his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in […]

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March 11, 2014

Following is an article featured in National Review that is written by Eberstadt.  March 11, 2014 5:00 AM Progressivism’s War on Winners From the March 10 issue of NR CLICK HERE TO GO TO BAYLOR EVENT: “Does the Family Matter? The Crisis of Faith in Church and Culture”By Mary Eberstadt Had enough of the never-ending […]

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