(RNS) “There are so many people who say, ‘What in the world can we do?’” said the Rev. Jerry Young, president of the National Baptist Convention, USA. “We’re hopeful and prayerful that God will use this not as an event but as a movement.”
Articles tagged “racial reconciliation”
(RNS) Curry will be installed as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church on Sunday (Nov. 1). He talked to RNS about some of the challenges ahead.
(RNS) Some say Moore’s call is a marker of a changing ethos within the nation’s largest Protestant denomination as conservative Christians join in mourning the “Emanuel Nine.” Others wonder if the divide over the flag remains.
(RNS) Southern Baptists were hailed for electing their first African-American president in 2012 but their denomination’s Executive Committee has a mostly white management.
(RNS) At the same time that the Southern Baptist Convention apologizes for its complicity in racial oppression and urges racial reconciliation, the denomination remains a vocal proponent of capital punishment.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Russell Moore said the work of racial reconciliation isn’t just for people whose “bedsheets have eyeholes,” he said, referring to the Ku Klux Klan. It’s for articulate people whose racism finds expression in complex and indirect ways.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Russell Moore’s proposed solution — diversifying worship spaces — will take some work. Of 50,500 Southern Baptist congregations, 3,502 identify as predominantly African-American, or about 7 percent.
(RNS) In 1917, a missionary couple were told they couldn’t receive support to travel to Liberia with the fledgling Assemblies of God because they were “colored.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) “12 Years a Slave” may depict a bygone era in American history but religious leaders say it should spark increased attention about today’s race relations.