Rev. Dr. Arlee Griffin, Jr.

Rev. Dr. Arlee Griffin, Jr. In 1969, the first day of school desegregation reached my little eastern town in North Carolina. I was beginning my seventh grade in junior high school. While riding on the school bus that morning, I saw a burnt wooden cross in a yard of a...

“We Won’t Stop Fighting”

Dear Sisters and Brothers, This last weekend, the entire country saw the face of hate in Charlottesville, Virginia. 3 lives were lost and dozens more were injured. A white supremacist and domestic terrorist running down protestors with his car has forced the nation to...

A Black Baptist Reflection About the Fourth of July in 2017

Judge Wendell Griffin We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. Samuel DuBose.  Philando...

Duke Leadership Announcement

New Baptist Covenant has been selected to receive a Leadership Development Grant from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. These grants of up to $50,000 help Christian institutions nurture the leadership of staff and partners in ministry in a yearlong project....

Becoming More Aware

Rev. Katie Murray I became a mom on July 7th of this past year, three hours before Micah Xavier Johnson would open fire at the end of an otherwise peaceful protest against the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. That evening, while five police...

An Invitation for Fellowship and Action

Dr. Aidsand Wright-Riggins, III Growing up in the 1950’s and 60’s in a de-facto segregated community in South Central Los Angeles, Baptists were everywhere. And anywhere a Baptist happened to be, that Baptist was Black. Until I was in my teens, I just assumed that...

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