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‘I Can’t Breathe’ gathering in Collegeville

“For 8 minutes and 46 seconds George Floyd struggled to breathe as the oppressive knee of domination and dehumanization pressed down on his neck,” said Rev. Dr. Aidsand Wright-Riggins, Acting Executive Director of New Baptist Covenant. Wright-Riggins, who is also...

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...

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...

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