Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders and pastors across the country released a statement Sept. 6 condemning individual and systemic racism and renewing the 1,800-church movement’s commitment to “seeking out authentic relationships across racial lines.” The statement, signed by more than 100…
More than 400 Christian leaders have signed a document condemning white supremacy beyond the “alt-right” brand of hate recently seen in Charlottesville, Va., extending to more subtle forms of racism including white privilege.
Take a few hundred Nazis and Klansmen marching openly in Charlottesville, add three fatalities and a wink from the White House, and many people are apt to wonder if God is really out there.
The pressures to remain silent on difficult topics originate from more than current events like Charlottesville. They also tap into existing concerns about church decline and growth and a desire for ministers be pastoral, not prophetic, in their ministry.
The daughter of a graduate of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond was among peaceful protesters injured when a car plowed into a crowd during white nationalist marches over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.