Words for the Journey – July 2019

no one leaves home unlesshome is the mouth of a sharkyou only run for the borderwhen you see the whole city running as well…you have to understand,that no one puts their children in a boatunless the water is safer than the land “Home” by Warsan Shire In Exodus 2 we...

On Juneteenth, NBC staff visit Peace and Justice Memorial

Members of the New Baptist Covenant ministry team visited the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., on Juneteenth this year. The memorial was designed as a journey from slavery, to the terror of lynching and race-based horror, through the hard...

Denver partners sign Covenant of Action, continue work already begun

In September 2015, just months after a shooter took the lives of nine individuals at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., two leaders from American Baptist congregations in Denver met by chance at a regional conference. Rev. Anne Scalfaro, lead pastor of...

Words for the journey — June 2019

Greetings, Friends!It’s June! The traditional season of celebrating dads and grads, brides and grooms — and of me randomly offering renditions of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “June is Busting Out All Over!” But I digress. 😊June is also the month that we commemorate...

A word from our Co-Executive Director

I grew up in a home in Compton, Calif., where my grandmother lived with us. Mama and Daddy were pioneering vanguards in their families’ treks during the Great Migration of African Americans who journeyed from the southern United States to the north and west during the...

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