Panelists at a Dec. 2 virtual forum on “Race and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary” agreed the Louisville, Ky., school’s entanglements with slavery and racism demand a stronger response than the school has put forward. However, participants in the West…
Petition demanding Southern Baptist seminary pay reparations collecting signatures online
Former faculty members at a Southern Baptist Convention seminary and Baptist professors at other schools joined a call urging financial reparations to American descendants of slavery in a petition now collecting signatures on change.org.
Southern Seminary leadership nixes idea of reparations for historically black college
A Southern Baptist seminary that in February lamented its historical ties to slavery is unwilling to make monetary reparations to a nearby historically black Baptist college, according to the seminary’s president and trustee chairman.
How do the Gospel, social justice ministry and meditation mix? Ask Joe Phelps
If it were anyone else but Joe Phelps, news of a retired Baptist preacher extolling the virtues of meditation as a means of social justice may sound like a sign of the End Times.
Pastor’s traffic stop prompts talk of racial profiling in Kentucky city
Black and white clergy in Louisville, Kentucky, called for a formal review of police policies after a respected ministry colleague was pulled over Saturday night for what some view as the American slang term for racial profiling “driving while black.”…
Historically black college to become home to CBF seminary
The Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, a theological education partner of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, will establish offices and begin offering a full master of divinity degree on the campus of Simmons College of Kentucky.
In emerging partnership, retreat center aims to end social and economic isolation of inner-city children
The National Baptist Convention of America International has purchased property near Louisville, Ky., for what Simmons College of Kentucky President Kevin Cosby says will be the only retreat and conference center in the state run by African-Americans.
Kentucky governor fires back at prayer walk critics
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin suggested last week on Facebook that clergy critics of his plan to fight crime by assigning roving bands of prayer warriors to walk blocks in West Louisville are probably going to hell. “I don’t know that…
Pastors seeking to empower West Louisville unimpressed by governor’s prayer-walk solution
A call by Kentucky’s governor to pray away gun violence in predominantly African-American West Louisville fell on deaf ears of clergy hoping for more tangible solutions to more than 50 homicides in the Commonwealth’s largest city so far in 2017….