A Litany of Lament for Liberation: An Advent Reflection
Advent / COVID-19 / Leadership Scholars / Racial Reconciliation / young Baptists

A Litany of Lament for Liberation: An Advent Reflection

By Kristan Pitts Advent is a season of paradox. It’s a season where we hold in tension the celebration of the birth of Christ and the anticipation of Christ’s second coming.  2020 has been an exercise of what it means to exist in tension. We have experienced a pandemic, increased visibility of structural injustice, polarizing political … Continue reading

A Critical Juncture for Interreligious Dialogue: A Conversation with Dr. Najeeba Syeed
Podcast

A Critical Juncture for Interreligious Dialogue: A Conversation with Dr. Najeeba Syeed

By Andy Hale As if it wasn’t obvious, we are not exactly in the most unified time in America’s existence. And when you zoom out, the entire globe isn’t exactly at peace with one another. We have factioned ourselves into divisive categories over political allegiance and cultural perspectives. There are very clear and alienated worldviews … Continue reading

The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity: A Conversation with Robert P. Jones
Podcast / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity: A Conversation with Robert P. Jones

By Andy Hale “If you were recruiting for a white supremacist cause on a Sunday morning, you’d likely have more success handing out in the parking lot of an average white Christian church than approaching whites sitting out of service at the local coffee shop,” said Robert P. Jones, the CEO and Founder of the … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too
advocacy / Feature / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

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

The White Church and Complicity in Racism: A Conversation with Malcolm Foley
Podcast / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

The White Church and Complicity in Racism: A Conversation with Malcolm Foley

By Andy Hale I’m not sure if the magnitude of this moment in America’s history has registered for many people. For many, they just don’t get it. Far too many white Americans do not believe there is a racism issue in America. The evidence of this comes in subtle ways, such as the response to … Continue reading

America in Crisis: White Silence, Black Suffering, Protest and Transformation; BSK Offers 6-Week Workshop
racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

America in Crisis: White Silence, Black Suffering, Protest and Transformation; BSK Offers 6-Week Workshop

What is going on right now? Where do we go from here? The United States is in a moment of chaos. Communities are divided along racial lines, and there is disagreement and division everywhere. Protests against racially targeted arrests and killings, police brutality, and racist public policy are rapidly increasing across the nation. Many are … Continue reading

For the sake of our souls
Fellowship Southwest / immigration / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

For the sake of our souls

By Elket Rodríguez The voice speaking through my phone carried me to the side of a brother in the faith. He is Cuban, black and seeking U.S. citizenship. He called to ask a sad question that reflects our times: “How can I protect myself from police intervention?” His question provoked tears as I reflected on … Continue reading

Everything changes
Field Personnel / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Everything changes

By Missy Ward Angalla My husband is black. Not African American, but Ugandan. We met volunteering together nine years ago. We connected over our passion for God, helping refugees, our passion for ministry, among other things. We fell in love, eventually got married and have been ministering together with and among refugee and Ugandan communities … Continue reading