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Words for the journey — September 2020

More than 200,000 souls have been lost to COVID-19. Raging fires continue to gobble up lives and livelihoods on the west coast of the country. White supremacy exposes its ugly face as a significant percentage of our citizens deny the humanity and validity of black...

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...

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...

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