Facing history

BY MARK McKENZIE Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas “Daddy, what’s happening in this picture?” The little girl, who must have been 5 or 6, was pointing to a photo on the wall of the new Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Ala. The black and white image showed a crowd of...

Words for the Journey – August 2018

By Hannah McMahan When I was a little girl, there was an older man in my church who scared me.   Mr. Sanders was stern, unpredictable and would yell at children who made the mistake of stumbling into his path. He walked with a limp. It was a condition that seemed to...

CHARLOTTESVILLE TO JAMESTOWN: A Pilgrimage of Transformation

By Rev. Dr. Liz Emrey On two sweltering days of August last year, our community in Charlottesville experienced firsthand how the poison of racism can infect, divide and kill us.  The death of Heather Heyer and the injury of dozens more when a white nationalist...

NBC welcomes new Covenant of Action partners

We welcome one of our new Covenant of Action partnerships — Comunidad Nueva Esperanza and LifeSpring Community Church in Ravenswood, West Virginia! These two ministries are working together to feed, encourage, and support those who are economically challenged in their...

At interfaith vigil, pastor encourages standing with those who suffer

For some 2,000 years, Christ followers have been formed by a story or rather a collection of stories, poems, letters and writings. And in recent days it has become very clear that we have forgotten what’s at the core of these sacred texts we call Scripture. Two...

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