Items of interest from various sources of religious news and opinion, in print and on the web.
Christian Leader Murdered in Liberia. “William Richard Tolbert III, a Baptist pastor and the youngest son of a former president of Liberia, William Richard Tolbert Jr., was murdered in his apartment on November 1. The elder Tolbert was president from 1971 to 1980, when he was assassinated in a coup. The younger Tolbert was a political prisoner for 20 months and then went to the US and studied at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He returned to Liberia in 1999, becoming the pastor of a church in Bentol City and an advocate for peace and reconciliation. No one has been charged with his death.” Silliman, Daniel. “Baptist leader murdered.” Gleanings. ChristianityToday.com, 13 Dec. 2021. Web. 13 Feb. 2022.