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An open letter to President Trump

Signatories: 1. Robert Tennant, Hillside Church2. Brandon Moore3. Robert Gauthier, Campolo Center at Eastern University4. David Stancil5. Kent Pipes, The Salt and Light Company, Inc.6. Harriet Baldwin, First Baptist Church, South Bend, IN7. Henry Creel8. Kenneth...

Words for the journey — February 2020

Greetings, Several years ago, a popular fast food chain launched a marketing campaign for Black History Month titled "365 Black." The theme of the campaign was to celebrate African-American history and culture all year, and not just in February. Their preferences for...

Building on the legacy of MLK

By Lindsay Bruehl Friendship-West Baptist Church and Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas hosted their third annual "A King Teach In" at Friendship-West Baptist. This is part of our covenantal relationship, formed in part with help from New Baptist Covenant, to work...

Words for the journey — January 2020

The myth and dream of MLK and the Civil Rights Movement Every year for the past five years, I’ve written a reflection for MLK Day. Each year it is a time not just for reflection on the church and our society but also for my growth. What have I learned? What are the...

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

This year has been a busy one for our Covenant of Action partners throughout the United States as they came together to work for racial justice and reconciliation in their communities. Some began working through painful histories, while others...

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 anti-slavery...

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...

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