Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too
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Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too

By Chris Hughes Elkin, North Carolina, is a town not known for its civil rights activism. The tiny textile town tucked into the Piedmont foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is more famous for the many vineyards that dot the gentle slopes between Winston-Salem and Boone. With a population of around 4,000 people, it is … Continue reading

CBF Governing Board adopts statement on racial justice
Newsroom / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

CBF Governing Board adopts statement on racial justice

The Governing Board of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship unanimously adopted the following statement on racial justice in a meeting held today. The Governing Board of the Cooperative Baptist FellowshipStatement on Racial Justice June 4, 2020 We, the members of the CBF Governing Board, express our grief at the heinous killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor … Continue reading

Dear White Christians
General CBF / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Dear White Christians

By Natasha Nedrick Dear White Christians, You cannot hold comfortable and traditional worship services after you witness unarmed black men and women being murdered in the street and still call yourself an ally. I woke up early Sunday morning to intentionally observe how white churches across the country would respond after bearing witness the grotesque … Continue reading

In times like these, taking a step toward the first Pentecost
Paul Baxley / Racial Reconciliation

In times like these, taking a step toward the first Pentecost

By Paul Baxley  The second chapter of Acts makes clear that from our very first day, the Church of Jesus Christ included people “from every nation under heaven.” By the powerful gifting of the Holy Spirit, the first disciples were able to preach the Gospel in ways understandable to people who came from many cultures … Continue reading

Volviendo al primer pentecostés, en tiempos como estos
Espanol / Paul Baxley / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Volviendo al primer pentecostés, en tiempos como estos

Por Paul Baxley  El segundo capítulo de Hechos deja en claro que desde nuestro primer día, la Iglesia de Jesucristo incluyó a personas “de todas las naciones bajo el cielo“. Mediante el poderoso don del Espíritu Santo, los primeros discípulos pudieron predicar el Evangelio de manera comprensible para las personas que vinieron de muchas culturas … Continue reading