Words for the Journey — September 2019

Greetings, Friends!Wow — it’s been a busy summer! I’ve had a great time connecting with many of you at denominational events, chatting about our summer JUSTReading Club offering, I’m Still Here, publishing the discussion guide for our new book, Reconstructing the...

The violence of white supremacy

White supremacy is inherently violent. Sometimes that violence comes in words that deny the common humanity we share with all God’s children, and sometimes that violence comes from the point of a gun.President Trump has used his words for violence as he denigrates the...

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...

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