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  • Race relations panelists: Learn ‘each other’s story’

    December 22 2014 by Bob Smietana, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Race relations panelists: Learn ‘each other’s story’

    Four decades after Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, a diverse group of pastors gathered at the historic Lorraine Hotel – now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum – to discuss the state of race relations in America. Called “A Time to Speak,” the Dec. 15 discussion was…

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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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  • Black, white Southern Baptists react to grand jury decision

    December 5 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Black and white Southern Baptists reacted with grief following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of a New York City man despite a widely viewed video of the incident.

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  • Southern Baptists & racial healing

    November 26 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptists & racial healing

    Southern Baptists have a unique role to play in America’s race relations following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an 18-year-old African-American in Ferguson, Mo. Southern Baptists have firsthand experience of the only lasting solution to racial tension: the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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  • John Perkins: Historic time for race relations

    November 13 2014 by S. Craig Sanders, SBTS/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    John Perkins: Historic time for race relations

    John M. Perkins, an 84-year-old evangelical pioneer in race relations, sees “a pivot place in history” among churches in racial reconciliation and economic justice. Perkins, a Mississippi native, fled to California as a teenager when his brother was murdered by a town marshal. After he professed faith in Christ, he returned…

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