Communities, even police, may not be able to understand how relationships between the races may solve local tensions, according to Baptist ministers who have participated in interracial dialogue.

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While some see body cameras as a way to curb deadly police shootings like one in North Charleston, S.C., last weekend, others say systemic issues like police training and a gun-loving culture must also be addressed.

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Terrell Carter — himself African-American — says perceptions about racism in the Ferguson police department are accurate but that many churches condemning cops are also rife with racism.

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People of faith ought to be the first to begin dismantling systems that keep us apart.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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