Confession and repentance on the 400th anniversary of slavery in America
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Confession and repentance on the 400th anniversary of slavery in America

By Paul Baxley Tomorrow I will be present with religious and community leaders at a worship service at St. Stephen Church in Louisville, Kentucky. The service will include readings and prayers as we mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in what is now the United States. In the service, … Continue reading

What the 400th anniversary of slavery in America requires of us
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What the 400th anniversary of slavery in America requires of us

By Paul Baxley Tuesday, August 20, will mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved persons in what was to become the United States of America. In 1619, about 20 Africans arrived on the Virginia coast at the end of a grueling, dehumanizing trans-Atlantic voyage. Unlike so many before and after who … Continue reading

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