A ‘New’ Baptist Covenant

By Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-RigginsActing Executive Director I miss reciting the Church Covenant that my home congregation performed every First Sunday evening.  From the age of five until I began seminary at age 21, I was one of the hundreds of members of my church who...

Words for the journey — April 2020

Hannah McMahan King, our much-loved Executive Director has completed her tenure with new Baptist Covenant.  For 13 years, Hannah has been at the helm of this movement. She was identified by the late Jimmy Allen and appointed by President Carter in 2007 as our...

Racism is a sin, and we will not be silent

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...

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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