William H. Perkins Jr./Mississippi Baptist Record

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2000 BF&M slated for Miss. Baptists’ 2016 meeting

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Messengers to the Mississippi Baptist Convention's 2015 annual meeting heard the first reading of a proposed constitutional amendment relating to the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message to be voted on at the convention's 2016 annual meeting. Messengers also elected a new president and approved a 2016 Cooperative Program budget of over $31.5 million.

In Miss., worship & dialogue bridge racial lines

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Baptists in Mississippi stepped to the fore in worship and dialogue across racial lines this summer. First Baptist Church in Jackson hosted "Stronger Together – A Night of Unity" Aug. 25 to honor the witness of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., where a gunman killed the pastor and eight others at an evening Bible study in mid-June.