• NAAF affirms ‘living holy & clean in 2015’

    October 15 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NAAF affirms ‘living holy & clean in 2015’

    Christians can lead holy lives by the same power the Apostle Paul called on in his struggle between the flesh and the Spirit recorded in Romans 7, immediate past Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter told worshippers at a Philadelphia gathering of black Southern Baptist pastors and leaders.

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  • Selma’s faith community seeks racial healing

    October 2 2015 by Anna Keller, The Alabama Baptist | with 0 comments
    Selma’s faith community seeks racial healing

    When Jerry Light moved to Selma to become pastor of First Baptist Church, he was surprised that only two African-American churches identified as Southern Baptist. Light and First Baptist began making a concerted effort to reduce some of the divides in Selma, a city where more than 75 percent are African American.

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  • Multicultural church plant grows in Lansing

    September 30 2015 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Multicultural church plant grows in Lansing

    Kingdom Life Church in Lansing, Mich., gathers blacks and whites into one united congregation and exemplifies not only what can be done in race relations but also how it can be done. “[They] are attempting to practice here on earth what [they] will do for eternity in heaven, worshipping our God together ...”

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  • Mississippi worship & dialogue bridge racial lines

    September 29 2015 by William H. Perkins Jr., Mississippi Baptist Record | with 0 comments
    Mississippi worship & dialogue bridge racial lines

    First Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss., hosted “Stronger Together – A Night of Unity” Aug. 25 to honor the witness of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., where a gunman killed the pastor and eight others at an evening Bible study. The Stronger Together service featured messages by Ronnie Floyd ...

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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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  • View of God’s image urged at race summit

    March 31 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    View of God’s image urged at race summit

    Racial reconciliation in the church calls for a strong view of the image of God in all people, a deep commitment to understanding others and an intentionality in achieving diversity, speakers said on the second day of a Southern Baptist-sponsored leadership summit.

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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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  • 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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  • Floyd calls Baptists to racially reconcile

    December 16 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Floyd calls Baptists to racially reconcile

    Southern Baptist pastor Terry Turner has a newspaper clipping from the early 1900s telling of a family member taken from jail by a mob of southern whites and lynched, never tried or convicted of a crime. Turner’s memory of growing up as an African American under Jim Crow segregation laws in…

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  • Southeastern prays for racial reconciliation

    December 15 2014 by SEBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Southeastern prays for racial reconciliation

    For the last chapel of the fall semester, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted a time of prayer and Bible reading for racial understanding and reconciliation. Friends of SEBTS including students, faculty, staff and local members of the community participated in this special chapel service Dec. 4 in response to…

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