December 3rd is #GIVINGTUESDAY –
December 3rd is also the anniversary of the publication of Frederick Douglass’ publication “The North Star” in 1847. The North Star was known for its stalwart stand against racial injustice. Douglass was one of the major anti-slavery figures of his age, having written several books and powerfully describing his experiences in slavery in his 1845 autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave.
Douglass was also well known as a strong advocate of equality, whether Black, female, Native American or immigrant. When questioned on his decision to create the North Star, Douglass is said to have responded, “I still see before me a life of toil and trials … but, justice must be done, the truth must be told … I will not be silent.”
Neither will the New Baptist Covenant be silent. New Baptist Covenant advances racial justice in and through Baptist churches. We equip clergy and lay leaders to address and heal racial wounds in their own context and help them work with and through their congregations to promote action, reconciliation, and transformation in their communities and throughout the United States of America.
Join New Baptist Covenant in celebrating # Giving Tuesday and Douglass’ North Star on December 3rd. We know that there are many not-for-profits deserving of your support this time of year. As you consider your year-end giving, we hope you’ll remember the impact New Baptist Covenant is making in the cause of racial reconciliation and justice. Thank you for helping our voice be heard and our work recognized as a North Star in these tumultuous times.