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FIRST-PERSON: We gotta talk to each other

Sam pointed across the road to the spot about 50 yards away where he first heard the distinctive “pop” of tear gas canisters fired at the long line of marchers descending from the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The group of 600 stretched from downtown Selma and over the Alabama River. It was the beginning of the 51-mile journey to the state capital in Montgomery to demand long-denied voting rights. Sam was 11 years old and trailing some distance behind his older brother when he saw him running from the consuming mist.

Black Church influence gauged decades after King’s death

WASHINGTON (BP) – The late Martin Luther King Jr. called the church the “conscience of the state” during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Georgia pastor joins other clergy urging peace during, after trial

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (BP) – A Southern Baptist pastor recently joined other area clergy representing “the rich diversity in our community” and calling for peace in a video as the trial over the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery approaches a verdict.

Tony Evans discusses Kingdom Race Theology in NAAF conversation

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (BP) – Noted pastor and author Tony Evans tells of his courtship with his late wife Lois. A scary ride at an amusement park was his ticket to speeding her approval.

SBC DIGEST: Evans to headline NAAF event; ERLC-Tennessee partnership dedicates first ultrasound

Tony Evans to headline NAAF Kingdom Conversation; Ultrasound machine from ERLC-Tennessee partnership dedicated.

Litton hosts ‘Shrink the Divide’ racial reconciliation event

MOBILE, Ala. (BP) – Attendees at the Shrink the Divide racial reconciliation gathering at Redemption Church in Mobile, Ala., Sunday night (Oct. 3) took their seats, perhaps beside those who appeared most familiar. Then they were asked to change.

Alabama pastor leads tours, seminars about state’s civil rights history

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) – The soles of Keelan Adams’ shoes are well worn from the city’s streets.

Biblical response to social injustice presented at Lifeway event

RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- The church must stand together in agreement to pursue justice and heal the lingering impact of racism in society, Frank Williams, the newly installed president of the National African American Fellowship, a group of more than 4,000 Black Southern Baptist pastors, said in a recent seminar on injustice and racism.

Tony Evans issues call for Kingdom Race Theology

DALLAS (BP) – Conflict in terms of race relations boils down to a pivotal question, Pastor Tony Evans of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship told those gathered at his church on Wednesday, July 21.

Texas pastor generates online poll for input on race discussion in the SBC

FARMERSVILLE, Texas (BP) – First Baptist Church pastor Bart Barber will be the first to say he’s not a professional pollster, but three things came together July 14 for him to become a beginner at it.