Jackie Robinson, who broke the baseball color line, and Michael Sam, poised to possibly become the first openly gay player in the NFL, are both African-Americans, but a Southern Baptist pastor and preaching professor says the similarities end there.

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The meeting in Portland, Maine, also featured a call to engage multiculturalism in authentic ways.

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Youth minister Kent McKeever, also an attorney who represents indigent clients in Waco, Texas, is wearing an orange prison jumpsuit for Lent to draw attention to disparities in the sentencing of the poor and minorities.

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Forest Hills Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C., is home to a Farsi-speaking ministry and autonomous Chinese and African congregations that worship separately but come together regularly to celebrate a common faith.

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In writing and in the pulpit, Baptist Pastor Susan Sparks argues that the church and Hollywood have done the world a disservice by depicting Jesus Christ as a white man, when in fact he was a Jew from Palestine.

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Thursday, 13 February 2014 08:16

Past CBF leader praises SBC’s racial progress

Emmanuel McCall, a pioneer in Southern Baptist black-church relations before controversy led him to identify with the more moderate Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, praised efforts of current SBC leadership to carry on the work he helped begin.

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Monday, 30 December 2013 10:13

The spiritual test the church is failing

There is hope for forgiveness and racial reconciliation in this country. But if it’s going to happen, it will take courageous action from God’s church to change the tide.

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Friday, 27 December 2013 10:14

Study says race perception gap widening

A new study found a growing gap between the perceptions and attitudes of whites and blacks and increased indifference about efforts to bring about racial reconciliation.

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Friday, 20 December 2013 11:36

Is ‘Duck Dynasty’ the next SBC cause?

After initial outrage over comments about homosexuality, debate has turned to “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson’s views on race.

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Thursday, 21 November 2013 14:35

Faith leaders protest race in sentencing

Twenty-seven evangelicals are seeking re-sentencing of a murderer condemned to death in a trial marked with racial overtones.

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