A joint worship service between historically white and African-American congregations signals a new commitment to work together across racial and cultural lines to address modern needs.

Published in Congregations
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 11:07

Kentucky Baptists elect black president

Six weeks after the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship joined a coalition aiming to empower African-American residents in West Louisville, the Kentucky Baptist Convention made history by electing its first black president.

Published in Organizations
Monday, 28 September 2015 06:00

It’s the economy, Christian

A new coalition supports creating black-owned businesses so that dollars recirculate in African-American communities, and urges whites to support those businesses in the same way that African-Americans support suburban malls.

Published in Social Issues
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 06:05

Are you hearing me?

Diversity is such hard work and we are not good at it.

Published in Columns
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 14:58

Pastor defends mass baptism, with some regret

Pastor Kevin Williams of First Baptist Church in Villa Rica, Ga., says the media is missing a bigger story than whether a mass baptism on a high school football team field abridged the separation of church and state.

Published in Social Issues

Seventh-day Adventists, Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses top the list of most diverse, Pew Study finds.

Published in Congregations

The study found that minorities in multiracial churches often adopt white attitudes on socioeconomic issues. Some Baptist ministers say there are a number of factors behind those findings.

Published in Congregations

Baptist leaders say the recent spate of African-Amerian church fires in the South have been disturbing — even when not ruled arson — because of the recent AME church shooting in South Carolina. 

Published in Congregations

Speaking on Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of American slavery, Marvin McMickle explained why relatively few African-Americans are vocal supporters of the separation of church and state.

Published in Organizations

While much history is written about the role of organizations such as the Christian Life Commission in leading the Southern Baptist Convention to repent of its racist past, a panel of historians says black and white women had been working together as partners for many years.

Published in History
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