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Ferguson crisis calls churches to ‘unify & pray’

NASHVILLE (BP) -- The unfolding Ferguson saga calls churches to "unify and pray for our nation," the president of National African American Fellowship within the SBC, K. Marshall Williams, said in the hours after a grand jury reported its decision not to indict a white Missouri police officer in the shooting death of an 18-year-old African American.

Ferguson reaction: ‘how far we have to go’

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Philadelphia pastor K. Marshall Williams, in the hours prior to the grand jury report declining to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an 18-year-old black, observed: "When it comes to issues of racial justice, this verdict will show us how far as a nation that we have come and how far we have to go," said Williams, president of the National African American Fellowship within the Southern Baptist Convention.

EC not endorsing Scout-type civic group

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Less than three weeks after the Boy Scouts voted to permit openly homosexual youth as members, a messenger to the Southern Baptist Convention moved that an alternative organization be sought.