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  • Multiethnic church pastor: peacemaker amid violence

    July 21 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Multiethnic church pastor: peacemaker amid violence

    With racial tension high in Baton Rouge, La., black pastor Vince Smith counts among his blessings his interracial marriage to Cassie and his pastorate of the multiethnic Circle Church. Smith considers himself a peacemaker comforting those who mourn, whether they have lost loved ones at the hands of police or at the hands of civilians.

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  • GOP senator delivers trio of powerful speeches on race

    July 18 2016 by Evan Wilt, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    GOP senator delivers trio of powerful speeches on race

    The U.S. Senate’s only black Republican said that ending racial discord starts with breaking bread together. “I have experienced what’s possible when the family talks,” Sen. Tim Scott. “I think this is incredibly important that while our problems appear in black and white, our solutions are black and white.”

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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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