Lamenting Racism

What is “Lamenting Racism”? New Baptist Covenant is inviting a cohort of racially diverse congregational leaders and allies to “sit in the dust” together and lament a society suffering the institutional sin of racism. Over the course of six weeks we will...

Relationships and Popcorn: According to Jenna

Here’s a fun fact: along with being a part of the New Baptist Covenant leadership team, Dr. Aidsand Wright-Riggins, our executive director, and I are both mayors of small boroughs in Pennsylvania. It’s how we met. In the summer of 2017, we were both campaigning, both...
THANK YOU for #PoppingForJustice with us!

THANK YOU for #PoppingForJustice with us!

We did it!! With your help, we exceeded our goals with over 100 donors and over $5,500 in net contributions to New Baptist Covenant! Our #PoppingForJustice Friend-raiser raised money for education, programming, and awareness initiatives geared toward racial...

“Systemic Racism is Real. Be One Another’s Church.”

“Systemic Racism is Real. Be One Another’s Church.” 20 years ago, I joined a church-affiliated golfing group of about fifteen African American men. Over the years, our group has morphed into a support group where we share our blessings and burdens...

Ending Violence in America!

In the past several months, cities across America have experienced a dramatic increase in violence caused by guns and by motor vehicles used as weapons.  Today, I question the inadequate response of law enforcement in investigating the crimes committed and determining...

Words for the Journey – “I, Too, Am American”

Langston Hughes’ poem, “Let America Be America Again” has been reverberating and ricocheting in my consciousness for the last several weeks. I am especially moved by Alfre Woodard’s narration in this Video produced by MoveOn.org. The 100th anniversary of the Tulsa...

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