(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.
Articles tagged “Russell Moore”
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) Officials who spearheaded three church-based gatherings on race relations commented on the root causes of the nation’s racial divides and possible next steps.
(RNS) “A Supreme Court ruling might be the last word in legal terms,” Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore said, “but it is hardly the last word in cultural or spiritual terms.”
(RNS) “People who previously assumed that racial prejudice was back in the Jim Crow era are awakened by it with their own kids,” said Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “’Love your neighbor as yourself’ means you picture yourself being choked and surrounded by five men while you say, ‘I can’t breathe,’” said Scott Slayton, a white Southern Baptist pastor in Chelsea, Ala.
MIAMI (RNS) Some Christian leaders are disappointed to see how quickly others are running away from immigration in the wake of Obama’s decision.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Everyone on Twitter is learning that a hashtag cuts both ways — it can be hijacked or lampooned by detractors, and it’s a key way that online activists are pushing back against opposing messages or what some might even call hate speech.