“The New Baptist Covenant movement is dear to my heart. For too long, racial, theological, and geographical barriers have separated our Baptist family and diminished our witness to the world God so loves. Your work with the New Baptist Covenant will change that. We will usher in a new age of shared ministries and fellowship.”
— President Jimmy Carter
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Lynching is a part of America’s past that must be confronted and accepted before racial healing can occur, says Hannah McMahan, executive director of the New Baptist Covenant. “It’s so important that people in our communities acknowledge this part of our history,”...
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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 context.
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...
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