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  • Riots about more than Gray’s death, pastors say

    April 30 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Riots about more than Gray’s death, pastors say

    As Baltimore experiences the first calm after the April 25 funeral of an unarmed black man who died of injuries sustained when police arrested him, local black Southern Baptist pastor Ryan Palmer recalls the moment he first understood the heart of rioters whose violence he can’t condone.

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  • Baltimore violence shows need for ‘a better way’

    April 29 2015 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baltimore violence shows need for ‘a better way’

    Racial turmoil in Baltimore commanded the nation’s attention April 27-28. Rioting, looting and arson broke out in Baltimore after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African American who died of a spinal injury while in police custody 15 days earlier.

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  • SBC pastors join healing efforts in Baltimore

    April 28 2015 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    SBC pastors join healing efforts in Baltimore

    Joel Kurz watched in disbelief as the Baltimore neighborhood where he has pastored since 2008 erupted in violence and flames on April 27. Baltimore has been a community in unrest since Freddie Gray died of injuries sustained while in police custody. 

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