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  • Top North Carolina Baptist stories of 2017

    December 27 2017 by Biblical Recorder and BSC Staff | with 0 comments
    Top North Carolina Baptist stories of 2017

    Biblical Recorder and convention communications staff have collected briefs of the most significant stories of 2017 related to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, including a “Resolution Denouncing Racism” adopted at the annual meeting and the celebration of a record year in missions giving.

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  • N.C. Baptists' resolution denounces racism

    November 7 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    N.C. Baptists' resolution denounces racism

    North Carolina Baptists approved a resolution condemning racism at their annual meeting in Greensboro Tuesday. The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s two-day gathering was held in a city of historic significance to the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

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  • Committee explains ‘Resolution Denouncing Racism’

    October 16 2017 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Committee explains ‘Resolution Denouncing Racism’

    Messengers to the 2017 Annual Meeting will cast ballots on mission-focused resolutions. In an explanation for the “Resolution Denouncing Racism,” the Resolutions and Memorials Committee said it hopes to clearly communicate “the message of hope and love found within the gospel.”

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  • Racism alleged as part of pastor’s termination

    August 4 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Racism alleged as part of pastor’s termination

    A former Alabama pastor and the rural congregation that terminated him July 31 have offered varying reports to media outlets regarding the role racism played in the 31-0 vote to dismiss him. Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Butler, Ala., was the subject of news stories when it fired Jonathan Greer.

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  • SBC repudiates display of Confederate flag

    June 15 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 2 comments
    SBC repudiates display of Confederate flag

    Messengers to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention renounced display of the Confederate battle flag in an overwhelming vote. The convention adopted a resolution that urged “brothers and sisters in Christ to discontinue the display of the Confederate battle flag as a sign of solidarity of the whole body of Christ, including our African American brothers and sisters.”

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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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  • SBC celebrates racial reconciliation progress

    February 15 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC celebrates racial reconciliation progress

    As Southern Baptists mark the 56th annual Racial Reconciliation Sunday Feb. 14, Emmanuel McCall, the first black man to hold leadership position in the SBC, notes “great progress” has been made in establishing relationships between blacks and whites and among the various ethnicities active in Southern Baptist life.

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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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  • Floyd, National Baptists, to form study group

    November 10 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Floyd, National Baptists, to form study group

    Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and National Baptist Convention President Jerry Young have agreed to appoint a joint study group and perhaps a steering committee to continue dialogue on racial healing among Christians and ultimately across the nation. They announced their decision at Mission Mississippi Nov. 4 ...

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  • NAMB fund to assist burned black churches

    July 6 2015 by Mike Ebert and Diana Chandler, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NAMB fund to assist burned black churches

    The North American Mission Board has established a fund to help African-American churches that have been damaged or destroyed by fire in the past two weeks. Fires at seven black churches have fueled discussions of racial hatred, as the first occurred within a week of the June 17 Charleston massacre ...

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  • 7 black churches burned in 10 days

    July 2 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    7 black churches burned in 10 days

    Fires at seven black churches within the past 10 days have fueled discussions of racial hatred, as the first occurred within a week of the June 17 massacre of nine black Christians by a white supremacist at a Charleston church. Arson had been confirmed in three of the fires as of July 1 but none had been deemed hate crimes.

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  • Light shines from Charleston after massacre

    June 24 2015 by Rudy Gray, Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    Light shines from Charleston after massacre

    A 21-year-old white supremacist, Dylann Storm Roof, joined in the service at Emanuel AME church for about an hour before opening fire on the group. What Roof soon discovered was that the hate and evil he demonstrated was met with real-world Christians who chose to respond with what seemed like unbelievable love and forgiveness.

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  • Will Southern Baptists support the call to remove S.C. flag?

    June 23 2015 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service | with 5 comments
    Will Southern Baptists support the call to remove S.C. flag?

    “The cross and the Confederate flag cannot co-exist without one setting the other on fire,” Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, wrote in a widely noted blog post. The column struck a chord because it landed in the midst of national anguish.

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  • Southern Baptists seek racial diversity - but will it work?

    February 24 2015 by Heidi Hall, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptists seek racial diversity - but will it work?

    About 100 Nashville-area evangelical leaders accepted invitations to a lunch hosted by the denomination’s policy arm, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). On the agenda: a pitch for a spring summit and a short discussion by ERLC President Russell Moore about the need for churches to become more racially diverse.

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  • Mud Creek seeks racial reconciliation

    October 21 2014 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    Mud Creek seeks racial reconciliation

    Mud Creek Baptist Church and Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church share the same name because of a local creek that runs through Henderson County. Yet, the three miles now separating these two churches once had a racist past leading to a congregational split.

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