The deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa has spawned fear and anger not only in remote villages in Africa but among sophisticates in American media, government and the general population. In Liberia, one of the nations affected by the outbreak, Ebola patients
This year’s biennial American Baptist gathering, June 21-23 in Overland Park, Kan., takes the form of a Mission Summit, celebrating three events significant in the denomination’s
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. -- Understanding, intentionality and service were three themes that surfaced repeatedly in a dialogue among Baptists and Muslims April 20 as adherents of the two faiths shared a meal and their hearts.
The story of Black Baptists in the 20th century reflects the larger story of African-Americans’ quest for equality, historian Adam Bond said.
One hundred sixty-seven years after forming over the right to appoint slaveholders as missionaries and 17 years after apologizing for the denomination's racist past, the Southern Baptist Convention elected New Orleans pastor Fred Luter its first African-American president.
After more than five decades of ministry, George Harrison, pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church-NBC in Waco and a veteran church musician, understands what African-American Christians have gained and lost in the last half-century.
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (ABP) – An American Baptist leader says one tragedy of the Trayvon Martin shooting is that racial profiling is nothing new for African-American boys and even men.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (ABP) – North American Baptist leaders met March 8-9 to discuss greater collaboration and cooperation of mission and ministry that various groups now do on their own.
After months of urging from other Baptists around the country, Fred Luter told his African-American congregation he will seek to become the first black man to lead the predominantly white Southern Baptist Convention.
INDIANAPOLIS (ABP) – Soozi Whitten Ford, an ordained minister and longtime American Baptist leader, has been named executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky.