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  • ChinaAid to launch petition for imprisoned pastor

    August 3 2018 by Morgan Collier, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    ChinaAid to launch petition for imprisoned pastor

    The human rights organization ChinaAid is initiating a petition drive to free John Cao, a Chinese pastor who has been imprisoned since March 2017. According to ChinaAid, Cao was “unjustly framed” – sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $3,000 – for “organizing illegal border crossing” …

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  • Asian Americans can be ‘missionary forces’ in SBC

    June 26 2018 by Morgan Collier, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Asian Americans can be ‘missionary forces’ in SBC

    “We have a citizenship in heaven and we are true brothers and sisters in Christ,” D. August Boto told attendees at the National Asian American Fellowship’s June 11 meeting in Dallas. Boto, interim president of the SBC Executive Committee (EC), said the EC is “available to enhance the way God has gifted you in and …

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  • Asian Americans to honor SBC execs for ethnic inclusion

    May 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Asian Americans to honor SBC execs for ethnic inclusion

    The National Asian American Fellowship will honor two Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) executives for speeding progress in ethnic diversity during its annual meeting June 11 in Dallas. “We have united together much, much more,” Paul Kim, Asian American relations consultant of the SBC Executive Committee, told Baptist Press.

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  • NAAF seeks to build bridges in racially charged U.S.

    April 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NAAF seeks to build bridges in racially charged U.S.

    Relationships beneficial to the Kingdom continue to flow from the National African American Fellowship (NAAF) nearly 25 years after its 1994 founding, NAAF president Byron Day said in advance of the group’s 2018 annual meeting June 10-11 in Dallas. “NAAF today continues to be a valuable resource to African American churches ...

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  • Asian-Americans called to be ‘All In’

    August 8 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Asian-Americans called to be ‘All In’

    Twenty-two Asian languages and dialects are spoken in worship and Bible study in North Carolina every day. More than 130 Asian churches, missions and ministries cooperate with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), according to Sammy Joo. A native of South Korea, Joo serves as BSC’s Senior Consultant for Asian Ministries.

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  • Newcomers, young adults embrace black church conference

    July 26 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Newcomers, young adults embrace black church conference

    Ryan Littlejohn of Wichita, Kan., attended his first Black Church Leadership and Family Conference July 17-21 after hearing a glowing report of the previous year’s gathering. “I came because my pastor and first lady came last year, and they just really, really loved what this place offered and everything they learned,” Littlejohn said.

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  • Black church conference: nurture, fellowship & praise

    July 20 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Black church conference: nurture, fellowship & praise

    Southern Baptist African-American pastor Ryan Rice, founder and leader of Life Church in New Orleans, is experiencing the first Black Church Leadership and Family Conference. “To see other pastors who look like me ... and have flourished in their families and their ministries – that’s been a huge blessing and an encouragement,” Rice said.

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  • Refugee of communist China plants churches in Oklahoma

    July 17 2017 by Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Refugee of communist China plants churches in Oklahoma

    Outgoing National Asian American Fellowship President Ted Lam has a dream of unprecedented Asian church planting in the U.S., and he has a plan to accomplish it. His personal testimony of escape from communist China is a tool to help him carry out that plan.

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  • NAAF expanding SBC footprint for 4,000 churches

    June 19 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NAAF expanding SBC footprint for 4,000 churches

    The 4,000-church strong National African American Fellowship announced new partnership initiatives at its business meeting to increase black church participation and leadership in the Southern Baptist Convention. Partnership initiatives with Southern Baptist mission boards, intended to strengthen churches while advancing the Great Commission, are at various stages of development.

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  • Resolution against ‘alt right’ prompts NAAF statement

    June 16 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Resolution against ‘alt right’ prompts NAAF statement

    Calling the resolution denouncing “alt-right white supremacy” the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) “strongest statement to date” condemning racism, the president of the SBC’s fellowship of African American pastors offered to help churches and entities overcome the evil. Byron Day expressed hope that the resolution was only a first step.

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  • NAAF to join in pre-SBC pastors’ conference, crusade

    April 25 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NAAF to join in pre-SBC pastors’ conference, crusade

    The National African American Fellowship (NAAF) has suspended its June 11 worship service in Phoenix preceding the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) 2017 Annual Meeting to allow members to attend the SBC Pastors’ Conference and the Harvest America Crusade. NAAF wants to encourage the leaders of small- and average-size churches scheduled to preach at the event.

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  • NAA Fellowship to introduce second-generation group

    April 25 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NAA Fellowship to introduce second-generation group

    The National Asian American (NAA) Fellowship representing eight Asian nationalities will announce in June a new Southern Baptist group for second-generation Asian Americans, those born in the U.S. The NAA Fellowship will work cooperatively with the National Asian American Second-Generation Fellowship, helping members of the new group navigate the Southern Baptist Convention and guiding them into leadership posts.

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  • ‘Loving God by loving others’ NAAF focus

    April 26 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Loving God by loving others’ NAAF focus

    Promoting personal holiness, strengthening church ministry, and equipping pastors to navigate the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) are goals of the National African American Fellowship (NAAF) as it gathers June 11–13 in conjunction with the SBC Annual Meeting in St. Louis. NAAF will elect new officers at its business meeting June 13 ...

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  • ‘Embedded racial inequity’ described at NAAF

    March 15 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Embedded racial inequity’ described at NAAF

    At the National African American Fellowship’s spring symposium March 2 in Memphis, Tenn., LifeWay Christian Resources executive Mark Croston shared an example of what he termed “embedded racial inequity.” He went on to offer concise steps toward “Racial reconciliation and Beyond: Breaking the Barriers.”

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  • Love God by loving others, NAAF symposium urges

    March 11 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Love God by loving others, NAAF symposium urges

    A cross-cultural group of Southern Baptist pastors and denominational leaders received spiritual edification and practical knowledge about racial reconciliation, politics and personal holiness at the National African American Fellowship’s Kingdom Symposium in Memphis, Tenn. The March 2 meeting at Kingdom Center Ministries sought to encourage pastors and leaders in personal holiness and ...

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