Baylor in Washington

WASHINGTON (July 22, 2015) – A bipartisan group of national thought leaders, including Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, has called upon Congress to take action now to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 5, 2015) – Before an overflow crowd gathered inside (and outside) the National Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Room, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Catholic University of America President John Garvey and Yeshiva University President Richard Joel discussed a number of issues facing higher education and specifically faith-based universities, including government ratings systems, academic freedom and the value of a faith-based education.
On this very day 227 years ago, the last of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention emerged from what we now call Independence Hall.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2014) - In honor of Constitution Day, which is celebrated on Sept. 17, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will present a lecture on the Federalist Papers for the inaugural John and Marie Chiles Federalist Papers Lecture Series. The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Baylor Law School, Room 127.
A surge of green and gold swept Washington, D.C., last week, as Baylor President Ken Starr led a group of Baylor representatives (both administrators and students) to the nation’s capital for a week of events. Highlights of Judge Starr’s D.C. trip included continued discussions with Baylor partners Georgetown University and the well-respected Gallup Poll; meetings [...]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 24, 2014) - The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will welcome Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion & Democracy, at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Cox Lecture Hall of Baylor's Armstrong Browning Library.
Jan. 5, 2014
Column by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr about how Baylor and UCF students, parents, alumni and administrators gathered together at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance in northwest Phoenix to pack more than 1,800 emergency food boxes to help families struggling to meet the basic necessities of life. Here at home, the Texas Hunger Initiative -- a project of Baylor's School of Social Work -- collaborates with food banks around the country to ensure food security for all Americans, especially residents of the Lone Star State.
Last weekend, Baylor University was honored to co-sponsor a global conference in Rome, the Eternal City, on religious liberty. The Rome conference was organized over a two-year period by Baylor's new partner in the vital quest for religious freedom worldwide, Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
Dec. 13, 2013
Op-ed by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr regarding Christian persecution that undermines hope for democracy in the Middle East. Judge Starr delivered a keynote address at an international conference on "Christianity and Freedom" Dec. 13-14 in Rome, co-sponsored by Georgetown and Baylor. (This op-ed was placed by Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications.)
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2013) -- Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr will be in Rome to deliver the opening address of "Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives," an international scholars' conference, on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14.
President Starr participated in a debate on the "Current State and Possible Future of Religious Liberty in America" as part of Georgetown University's Religious Freedom Project capstone conference in October.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2013) - The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion and the department of classics will welcome Dirk Obbink, Ph.D., to lecture on ancient Biblical texts at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the basement of the Armstrong Browning Library.
Nov. 11, 2013
(SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED) Opinion piece by Baylor President Ken Starr about the impact on the culture, institutions of freedom and U.S. national security stemming from increased persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. Next month in Rome, Georgetown University in partnership with Baylor will showcase the findings of a two-year study on Christianity and freedom and confront questions such as what happens to the Middle East if Christians flee.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2013) - Is it really better to give than to receive? That question, along with many others, will be discussed at a lecture hosted by the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion and presented by Stephen Post, Ph.D., at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Kayser Auditorium of the Hankamer School of Business.
Oct. 18, 2013
VIDEO: Baylor President Ken Starr, E.J. Dionne with The Washington Post and Ross Douthat with The New York Times engaged in a keynote conversation about the past, present and future state of religious freedom in America during a conference on "Freedom to Flourish: Is Religious Freedom Necessary for Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy?" sponsored by the Religious Freedom Project and held Oct. 9-10 at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2013) -- Melissa Rogers, Special Assistant to the President and executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and Audrey Rowe, administrator of Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for the USDA in Washington, D.C., will be among the keynote speakers at the annual "Together at the Table: Hunger Summit" Oct. 24-25 at Baylor University
WACO, Texas (Oct. 2, 2013) -- Obamacare, pulpit electioneering and public faith initiatives -- issues that challenge traditional Baptist commitments to the separation of church and state-- will be examined by Blake Ellis, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Lone Star College-CyFair, in an Oct. 10 lecture at Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2013) -- Religion played a key role in the revolution that brought an independent Texas republic into existence, and today, religion thrives in the State of Texas, with perhaps a greater diversity of faiths than in any other state.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2013) - From Eve to Mary and all the ladies in between, the women of the Bible hold much importance in Christian history, most Baylor students would agree.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2013) - As students across the nation head back to school, a team of multidisciplinary researchers with Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) and Hankamer School of Business - funded by a $2 million grant from the Walmart Foundation - are on track to better understand the vast landscape of summer and afterschool federal child nutrition programs and what can be done to improve them, such as through the development of a fiscally sustainable year-round business model.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 5, 2013) - The Texas Hunger Initiative-Waco Regional Office is now housed within Caritas of Waco as the two organizations make plans to work in close collaboration in local anti-hunger efforts.
WACO, Texas (June 7, 2013) - The Texas Hunger Initiative will host a free viewing of the documentary A Place at the Table, from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 10 at the Mayborn Museum Complex on the Baylor University campus. Afterward there will be a discussion featuring Matt Hess, Executive Director of World Hunger Relief, Inc., Gaynor Yancy, Ph. D., professor in the School of Social Work and Cheryl Pooler, social worker for the Waco ISD Homeless Outreach Services.
WACO, Texas (May 21, 2013) - The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected Waco as one of 21 cities nationwide to participate in a leadership academy that will help the city reduce childhood hunger by leveraging federal funding.
Despite some tremendous results in helping reduce hunger across the state, Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) has flown somewhat under the radar since its founding in 2009. But no longer. A series of sponsorships and grants from corporate foundations like Walmart and ConAgra Foods, coupled with contracts like this $3.5 million deal with the [...]
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2013) - Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion will host Paul Harvey, Ph.D., for a lecture titled, "The Battle for Jesus During the Civil War." The lecture will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer School of Business, 1428 S. Fifth St. It will be a discussion of America's religious history, particularly during the mid-19th century.
WACO, Texas (March 18, 2013) - The Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) at Baylor University has received a $3.5 million Community Partnership Program (CPP) contract from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) that will allow THI to develop an innovative statewide public-private partnership to expand access to food and health care for low-income Texas families through community-based research and programmatic activities.
WACO, Texas (Mar. 1, 2013) - Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion welcomes guest lecturer Marvin Olasky, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of the World News Group, for "Rafting the Political Rapids."
Something as simple as a wholesome breakfast can make a world of difference when it comes to a child's education.
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