‘Haunted, yet hopeful’: DC partners confront history of racism

By Julie Pennington-RussellOn a frigid Saturday morning in February, some fifty women, men and children from First Baptist Church here in Washington, D.C., where I serve as pastor, and from Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, led by the Rev. Dr. Darryl Roberts—two...

A word for the journey — March 2019

I was lucky. In my home, I never doubted that if I wanted, I could become a minister. My dad, who was also my pastor growing up, was always encouraging of me and my gifts. He took me to deacons meetings (it wasn’t a punishment, I asked to go) and let me know that if I...

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opens in Montgomery

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum, opening to the public on April 26, will become the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial...

NBC there for A.C.T. to End Racism rally

 It was a blustery day in our nation’s capitol, but that didn’t deter the thousands who joined together in a silent prayer walk to give witness of their commitment to continue the work of racial justice begun by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s...

BTSR, STVU partner together for religious liberty course

A new course on religious liberty offered by Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, and in partnership with the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, offers the rare opportunity to be immersed in issues of religious liberty in both a historical and contemporary...

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