Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018, A time for self-purification? 
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018, A time for self-purification? 

By Stephen Reeves MLK Day will be celebrated in communities across the country. The holiday will be marked by volunteer service projects, interfaith prayer services, parades and other public shows of unity. These are important commemorations and ideally relationships will be built and trust strengthened, but scratch below the surface and many communities feel anything … Continue reading

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis urges Baptists to “get in good trouble” on behalf of oppressed
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Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis urges Baptists to “get in good trouble” on behalf of oppressed

September 22, 2017 By Aaron Weaver ATLANTA — “Just get in the way…get in good trouble.” That was the message of civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis on September 19 to a diverse group of Baptists in Atlanta. Lewis’ comments came during the final plenary session of the 2017 summit of the New Baptist Covenant, … Continue reading

New Baptist Covenant summit kicks off with sermon from Greensboro pastors
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New Baptist Covenant summit kicks off with sermon from Greensboro pastors

September 19, 2017 By Aaron Weaver ATLANTA — “There was something in the water.” So began the opening sermon of the New Baptist Covenant Summit in Atlanta, with an African-American and white pastor both from Greensboro, N.C., preaching in tandem. Dr. Darryl Aaron, pastor of Providence Baptist Church, shared a memory of his mother slipping … Continue reading

Angela Project honors Little Rock pastor to commemorate 60th anniversary of Central High School desegregation
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Angela Project honors Little Rock pastor to commemorate 60th anniversary of Central High School desegregation

September 19, 2017 By Aaron Weaver LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Cooperative Baptist Fellowship pastor was honored September 11 at a summit focused on racial justice to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and to honor the Little Rock 9, the nine black students who bravely attempted … Continue reading

Dallas pastor encourages support for public education at Angela Project Conference
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Dallas pastor encourages support for public education at Angela Project Conference

September 18, 2017 By Aaron Weaver LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Public education is under assault in the United States, Dallas pastor George Mason said at a Baptist conference focused on racial justice September 11 in Louisville, Ky. “Racism is not the root of all problems of public education in America, but the problem of racism is … Continue reading

Baptists gather in Louisville to focus on racial justice at Angela Project Conference
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Baptists gather in Louisville to focus on racial justice at Angela Project Conference

NOTE: This is the first of a multi-part series of articles on The Angela Project Conference held September 11 in Louisville, Kentucky.  September 14, 2017 By Aaron Weaver LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Baptists from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc., and the Progressive National Baptist Convention convened Monday in Louisville, Ky., … Continue reading