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Messengers overwhelmingly affirm resolutions targeting racial reconciliation, Hyde Amendment, Equality Act

NASHVILLE (BP) – Messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting approved a broad resolution on the Bible’s sufficiency regarding race and racial reconciliation Tuesday (June 15) but chose not to address specifically the contentious issue of critical race theory.

No place for racism, Tulsa pastor says on centennial of Tulsa Race Massacre

TULSA (BP) – Although for years, the horrific incident was only whispered about, Deron Spoo was very intentional in trying to ensure it was solemnly remembered.

FROM THE STATES: Pastors prepare for Tulsa Race Massacre centennial; Kentucky church takes whack at COVID

Pastors prepare for Tulsa Race Massacre centennial; Kentucky church offers chance to take a whack at COVID.

NAAF, Ausberry call for unity around essentials, ask seminary presidents to help defuse racial tensions

FAIRFAX STATION, Va. (BP) – Saying they remain committed to working “in harmony with the Southern Baptist Convention and our entities to address the concerns of the African American community,” the National African American Fellowship of the SBC issued a statement Wednesday (March 24) asking presidents of SBC seminaries to take steps to help defuse current racial tensions within the convention.

White, Black Baptists showed unity in 1946 meeting

It was against this backdrop that the Savannah Fellowship Meeting took place. The meeting was the first of its kind between Georgia’s largest white and Black Baptist conventions.

Blacks say Black churches have played role in struggle for racial equality, Pew finds

WASHINGTON (BP) – Black Americans broadly believe Black churches have played at least some role in the struggle for racial equality in the U.S., but fewer look to the church for racial affirmation or pride, according to a large new study by Pew Research on the Black church in America.

In historic first, Black president and vice president lead South Carolina Baptists

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) – Just months after planting Kingdom Life Church in Simpsonville in 2003, Alex Sands realized the enormity of the task.

FIRST-PERSON: ‘He looks like me!’

HOUSTON (BP) – “Daddy, he looks like me!” My young Black son pointed to the only Black basketball player on the court that night at my overwhelmingly white seminary. Even at a young age, he immediately felt represented by the one man on the court who shared his appearance. Without knowing it, my son was experiencing “representation.”

Americans less optimistic about race relations, study shows

NASHVILLE (BP) – Fewer Americans believe our nation has made significant progress in race relations, and a majority say things grew worse under Donald Trump’s presidency.