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  • Livestream for MLK50 surpasses 1 million views

    April 13 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Livestream for MLK50 surpasses 1 million views

    An evangelical Christian conference honoring Martin Luther King Jr. found an audience that far surpassed even the 4,000 people gathered April 3-4 at the Memphis Convention Center. The number of views of the conference’s proceedings by live video streaming exceeded one million, The Gospel Coalition announced April 9.

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  • SBC should reflect diverse makeup, MLK50 panelists say

    April 9 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC should reflect diverse makeup, MLK50 panelists say

    Southern Baptists should build on and apply the historic 1995 resolution on racial reconciliation while always being ready to repudiate racism, panelists said April 4 at a conference commemorating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

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  • Call for diversity in SBC leadership resonates at MLK50

    April 6 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Call for diversity in SBC leadership resonates at MLK50

    Multiple speakers at the MLK50 Conference in Memphis, Tenn., made calls to action for racial unity in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), but Vance Pitman, pastor of Hope Church in Las Vegas, specifically charged two of the denomination’s entities to make definitive progress toward ethnic diversity in coming months.

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  • MLK50: Christians must pay price for racial unity

    April 6 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    MLK50: Christians must pay price for racial unity

    Evangelical Christians must be willing to pay the price to gain racial unity, speakers said April 4 at a conference on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The final day of the conference occurred as the country remembered King, who was shot down April 4, 1968.

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  • Southern Baptists, others lament at MLK50 conference

    April 5 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptists, others lament at MLK50 conference

    MLK50 conference conveners lamented and asked God for brokenness in the evangelical church during a time of prayer at the close April 3 of the first day of a gathering to honor the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • MLK honored on 50th anniversary of death

    April 5 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    MLK honored on 50th anniversary of death

    White evangelicals’ failures regarding racial justice call for repentance, a crowd of nearly 4,000 people heard speakers say April 3 on the first day of a conference to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

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  • $1.5M raised for MLK50 scholarship initiative

    Leaders of the “MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop” event announced today that nearly $1.5 million has been raised for the “MLK50 Dream Forward Scholarship Initiative,” that will allow Christian colleges and seminaries to invest in the education of minority students from Memphis.

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  • MLK50 in Memphis to seek ‘repentance and unity’

    April 2 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    MLK50 in Memphis to seek ‘repentance and unity’

    More than 3,600 registrants plan to gather in Memphis to pursue racial unity on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Gospel Coalition will co-host the event – “MLK50: Gospel Reflections From the Mountaintop.”

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  • Floyd voices call for racial unity at Arkansas capitol

    January 17 2018 by Tim Yarbrough, Arkansas Baptist News | with 0 comments
    Floyd voices call for racial unity at Arkansas capitol

    Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, who also serves as president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, issued “A Call to Racial Unity” Jan. 15 at the inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Exclusive on the steps of the Arkansas capitol.

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  • Baptist leaders remember Martin Luther King Jr.

    January 9 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist leaders remember Martin Luther King Jr.

    Pastor James Dixon calls it “otherness,” loving others enough to die for their benefit. That’s what he credits to the late Martin Luther King Jr. nearly 50 years after the civil rights leader’s death. “He allowed his life to enter into the lives of others and not leave them the way he found them,” Dixon said.

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  • 1957 SBC president drew MLK’s praise for stand

    January 16 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    1957 SBC president drew MLK’s praise for stand

    Though Southern Baptists were not known for their advocacy of racial justice 60 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. once told a fellow black Baptist minister that the 1957 Southern Baptist Convention president “suffered with us” in the cause of civil rights. King’s reference was to the late Brooks Hays who served as SBC president.

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  • Martin Luther King’s advice to pastors called key to revival

    January 14 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Martin Luther King’s advice to pastors called key to revival

    Sixty years ago, the Montgomery Bus Boycott famously catapulted Martin Luther King Jr. to national leadership of the civil rights movement and led to the end of segregated public transportation in Alabama. It also occasioned King’s call for pastors to be “moral and spiritual guardians within a community” ...

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  • King’s vision embraced by Ala. church

    January 19 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    King’s vision embraced by Ala. church

    An Alabama church whose pastor was criticized 52 years ago by Martin Luther King Jr. for contributing to the “silent – and often vocal – sanction” of racial segregation says today it has come to embrace the civil rights pioneer’s vision for Christian fellowship among people of all races.

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