Health officials in the nation’s capital are hoping that Black religious leaders will serve as community influencers to overcome what officials say is a persistent vaccine reluctance in the Black community. Several local ministers recently received their first vaccine shots.
Baptist layman and bestselling author John Grisham opposes the death penalty, as evident in his only nonfiction book and multiple fiction books and short stories.
The historically black St. Paul Missionary Baptist in Louisville, Ky., and the predominately white Shively Heights Baptist merged to create a blended congregation in August 2009. It's worked amazingly well, but it's hard work, participants say..
Before Christians can bridge racial barriers to work together, they first must get to know each other in worship and fellowship, panelists and speakers told an interracial gathering at the predominantly African-American Zion Hill First Baptist Church in Nacogdoches.
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond has formed an alliance with Saint Paul’s College, a historically African-American school with Episcopal ties in Lawrenceville, Va., which seminary leaders hope will enhance BTSR’s goals of racial diversity and ecumenical openness.
ORLANDO, Fla. (ABP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee will study a motion to exclude churches affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists.
By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor Norman Shands recounts an early experience in his ministry as an Atlanta pastor that illustrates two principles that guided him in the area of civil rights — stand by your convictions and don’t underestimate the value of dialogue. Today, Shands
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor It was appropriate that Baptist civil-rights champion Foy Valentine was laid to rest and remembered during the month when the nation focuses on racial reconciliation. Southern Baptists had no greater champion in that arena than the former president of the
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor Among many Christian groups, Sunday, Feb. 13, is Racial Reconciliation Sunday. The name of the day suggests that this is not a day of celebration but a "work day" of sorts. Many have made progress in the area of racial