For most of their history, Southern Baptists have opened their meetings with a gavel named for a slaveholder. The president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination now says that gavel should be retired.
As people in Bristol, England, joined global rallies against racial injustices, some protesters on Sunday (June 7) toppled a statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston and tossed it into the city’s harbor. A British Baptist leader who lives in Bristol told Word&Way the
Al Mohler, a longtime Southern Baptist leader, repudiated past comments defending slavery, calling them ‘stupid.’ And he says he is ashamed of seminary title with a link to slaveholder. But is there more for him to apologize for?
(The Conversation) Harriet Tubman worked as a slave, spy and eventually as an abolitionist. A historian of American slavery notes how belief in God helped Tubman remain fearless, even when she came face to face with many challenges.
MOSCOW, Idaho (RNS) — For many local residents, this town is just about perfect. With only 30 percent identifying as "religious" one congregation has been planning a spiritual takeover of the town for years that will transform both its politics and its soul.
(RNS) — “God don’t mean people to own people.” That simple statement, uttered by Cynthia Erivo in the title role of "Harriet," a new movie about Harriet Tubman, reveals a truth long known by scholars of the woman dubbed “Moses.”
Around significant anniversaries, churches will often produce a write-up of their history. But what if we’ve left out some important details? Does your church need to reconsider the ugly parts of our history we may have left out?
The “1619 Project” takes the arrival of the first enslaved people as a seminal event with which to reframe U.S. history, charting how there’s little that doesn’t somehow have the legacy of slavery at its foundation. But this reframing proved all too much for an