Jimmy-Carter_clipped_rev_4-1“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.”

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Words for the journey — December 2019

Just a few days ago, a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died in a Border Patrol facility. He was the sixth migrant minor to die while in U.S. custody after being apprehended at the border without a guardian.  Just a few weeks ago, we began the season of Advent. It is the...

A year with our Covenant of Action partners

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Racism is a sin, and we will not be silent

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Words for the journey — November 2019

I belong to that part of the Baptist family — American Baptist Churches USA  (ABC-USA) — which takes great pride in its denominational racial ethnic diversity. Our denomination, with almost 1.5 million people and around 5,700 churches, is said to be the most racially...

Reflections on a trip to Elaine, Arkansas

By Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins  It was 100 years ago that the worst massacre in the state of Arkansas, and arguably the worst racial massacre in United States history, took place in the small, rural town of Elaine. More than 230 African Americans were brutally killed...

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