Racial tensions and racism in America were in part caused by Western Christians mistakenly equating race with biblical values, leading to divisive race issues in modern society, says a Duke University scholar.

Published in Social Issues

The author of a book examining why the most egregious racial injustice in American history found root in the heart of the Bible Belt says the SBC should stop pretending the denomination was organized due to pure missionary zeal.

Published in Social Issues

Congregations must make racial diversity a core value that guides hiring decisions, worship planning and every other facet of church life, Baptist ministers say.  

Published in Social Issues
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 07:00

Finding a way forward through relationships

If the first time we’re meeting each other is in the streets protesting another tragedy, then the church has failed.

Published in Columns
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 06:05

God have mercy: A Latina prayer

Racial dynamics are complex and I recognize that often I do not know how to pray.

Published in Columns

Connecticut pastor Jason Coker was one of several speakers at the New Baptist Covenant, a movement launched by former President Jimmy Carter seeking to make Baptists in the U.S. better known for what unites rather than divides them.

Published in Organizations

The aim is a “covenant community” characterized by “creative and redemptive agitation,” Atlanta pastor Raphael Warnock says at the kickoff of the New Baptist Covenant Summit.

Published in Organizations

Some of us are all too familiar with the taste.

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Pastors say continuing demonstrations have the signs of a signficant movement for racial healing in America, and that churches must help lead the effort.

Published in Social Issues
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 10:40

SBC president calls for racial healing

SBC President Ronnie Floyd urges Southern Baptists to ease the growing tension between the races in the United States.

Published in People
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