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Candy Phillips, board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics, died Friday, Dec. 22 in Nashville. Candy Cheri Poole Phillips, 70, passed away after complications from cancer. (Read the obituary in the Tennessean.) “Her genteel manner, coupled with her keen insight, were invaluable in helping to lead the BCE through its most important transition in […] Read More

The Baptist Center for Ethics and have been shining the light of the gospel for more than 26 years. As the world seems to grow darker from hatred, bigotry, war, violence, disease and other disheartening examples, BCE and seek to offer an ember of truth. There has never been a more critical time […] Read More

The Baptist Center for Ethics (BCE) has been informing Baptists about ethical and social justice issues for more than 25 years. When the founder and previous executive director, Robert Parham, established BCE, he envisioned an independent organization free to examine and offer insight into culture’s most perplexing ethical issues. Now, it is my great honor […] Read More

The Baptist Center for Ethics’ board of directors is pleased to announce R. Mitch Randall as BCE’s new executive director. Randall will begin his tenure Jan. 1, 2018, becoming only the second executive director in the organization’s 26-year history. He follows the tenure of BCE’s founder, Robert Parham, who died in March 2017. After a […] Read More

Baptist Center for Ethics / will have two events on June 29 during the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s 2017 general assembly in Atlanta. A workshop from 3 to 4 p.m., co-sponsored by CBF Global Missions, will focus on’s newest documentary, “The Disturbances.” The documentary shares a previously untold story about how missionaries and Nigerian […] Read More

Statement from the Baptist Center for Ethics board of directors, March 20, 2017: The Baptist Center for Ethics board of directors is grateful for the 26 years Robert Parham invested in providing positive, proactive and practical ethics resources to local churches in the U.S. and around the world through our organization. Robert’s life and witness […] Read More

More important than the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s programs, policies and press releases were the people at its 25th anniversary events in Greensboro, North Carolina. Here’s a short list of who I saw – and what they mean for CBF: The mother of the moderate movement is unmistakably Babs Baugh. She showed tenacity and courage. She […] Read More

Around 200 Baptists joined Baptist Center for Ethics’ staff and board members to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Friday, June 24. Molly T. Marshall, president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas, was recognized as’s 2015 Baptist of the Year. “The Baptist Center for Ethics is one of the most entrepreneurial and creative […] Read More

Baptist Center for Ethics is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016 and will be holding a festive breakfast event during the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s general assembly in June. The breakfast will involve an engaging and playful look back at BCE’s history of working to advance the common good in the past quarter century, and a […] Read More

Fragmentary experiences can inform and sharpen one’s understanding of the world. That has been my experience over 25 years as executive director of the Baptist Center for Ethics/ Here are a few experiences that have expanded and enriched how I interpret the world: The “prosperity gospel” creates profound challenge for African Baptist churches. At a […] Read More