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  • Churches looking ‘more like their neighborhoods’

    June 29 2018 by Aaron Earls, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Churches looking ‘more like their neighborhoods’

    More American churches are multiracial, but still less so than the neighborhoods surrounding them, a new study shows. A Baylor University study, released June 20, found the percentage of multiracial congregations in the United States nearly doubled. From 1998 to 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, multiracial churches grew …

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  • Inner-city church experiences revitalization

    July 27 2015 by Bonnie Pritchett, The TEXAN/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Inner-city church experiences revitalization

    In its almost 75 years of existence, Faith Memorial has seen the ebb and flow of membership. At its peak, between the 1950s and ‘70s, the rolls held as many as 1,200 names. But when Andrew Johnson arrived in 2012 at age 22, only between 60-80 people remained in the half-Hispanic, half-white congregation.

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  • EC affirms racial diversity report; Ala. church disfellowshipped

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee affirmed a report assessing the progress the convention has made regarding racial diversity at their June 15 meeting in Columbus, Ohio. The EC also voted to withdraw fellowship from a Huntsville, Ala., congregation based on “clear evidence of the church’s affirmation and approval of homosexual behavior.”

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  • Her aim: ministry at historically black colleges

    April 17 2015 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Her aim: ministry at historically black colleges

    There are 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States; only 19 have Baptist student ministries. Joy Pigg hopes to be influential in bringing campus ministry back to these campuses. For now, Pigg’s attention is on Southern University of New Orleans.

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  • Diversity still needed, SBC leaders say

    April 1 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Diversity still needed, SBC leaders say

    A panel of Southern Baptist leaders commented on the status of race relations in the convention during a March 27 discussion at “The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation,” a two-day meeting sponsored by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission in Nashville.

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  • Southeastern hosts interracial dialogue for community

    February 23 2015 by Ali Dixon, SEBTS Communications | with 0 comments
     Southeastern hosts interracial dialogue for community

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Town of Wake Forest hosted the first community dialogue on racial reconciliation entitled, “It’s Time: Interracial Dialogue.” The aim of the event was to facilitate dialogue in a community environment where each person has a voice. Organizers hope to begin developing strategies to cultivate racial harmony.

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  • Ethnic diversity is a gospel imperative, says Mohler

    February 6 2015 by Andrew J.W. Smith, Southern News | with 0 comments
    Ethnic diversity is a gospel imperative, says Mohler

    Ethnic diversity is part of God’s purpose for humanity and the reflection of the fullness of his gospel plan, said R. Albert Mohler Jr. This gospel “counter story” offers a lens through which Christians can make sense of tragedies like those in recent months in Ferguson, Missouri and Paris, he said.

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  • SEBTS lecturer examines North American Christianity

    January 30 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    SEBTS lecturer examines North American Christianity

    Derek Hicks, assistant professor of religion and culture at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., was the 2014 Page Lecture guest speaker at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary last fall. He spoke on the topic of African American religion and tradition.

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  • Tony Evans, Trip Lee, others added to ERLC Summit

    January 27 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Tony Evans, Trip Lee, others added to ERLC Summit

    Megachurch pastor Tony Evans and hip-hop artist Trip Lee are among additional speakers for a racial reconciliation summit sponsored by the Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity. “The gospel and Racial Reconciliation” will be the theme of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s second Leadership Summit, March 26-27 in Nashville.

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  • Survey: Race relations better, long way to go

    December 17 2014 by Bob Smietana, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Survey: Race relations better, long way to go

    Race relations in America are better than they used to be. And most Americans see diversity as a good thing, a new LifeWay Research study shows. But there’s still a long way to go, according to two new surveys from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

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  • Ethnic involvement gets added SBC attention

    September 25 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ethnic involvement gets added SBC attention

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) has moved to update and expand its report on ethnic participation in Southern Baptist life, adopted at the 2011 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. The expanded report was initiated during the EC’s Sept. 22-23 meeting in response to a motion at the 2014 annual meeting…

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  • Psalms, hymns enrich Black Church Week

    August 1 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Psalms, hymns enrich Black Church Week

    Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs enriched worship, study and fellowship among those gathered at Black Church Leadership and Family Conference, an annual week of spiritual enrichment for the nearly 4,000 African American churches in…

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  • Diversity itself is theological, professor says

    July 28 2014 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Diversity itself is theological, professor says

    Since August 2013, the Kingdom Diversity initiative at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) addresses two issues: raising the voice of diverse cultures and of women on its campus. SEBTS wants to raise historically underrepresented voices on campus by working to be comprised of 20 percent culturally diverse faculty, staff and students.

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  • SEBTS gives $200,000 in Kingdom Diversity Scholarships

    The new Kingdom Diversity scholarships at Southeastern have been awarded to 23 students. Gifts range from nine full-time, 13 part-time, and one $1000 partial scholarship. Students selected are from places including Central America, Korea and the Dominican Republic and represent a variety of cultures such as African-American, Asian and Hispanic.

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  • Civil Rights Act tore down walls among Baptists

    July 3 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Civil Rights Act tore down walls among Baptists

    On the Civil Rights Act’s 50th anniversary, Baptist leaders are celebrating the fact that the previously small pockets of racial justice activism have blossomed into a convention-wide emphasis on multiethnic cooperation to fulfill the Great Commission.

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