(RNS) The Southern Baptist Convention's top public policy official called activists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton “racial ambulance chasers” who are fomenting a “mob mentality” over the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. By David Gibson.
(RNS) A umbrella group of Christian denominations dedicated to fighting racism has called on churches to use the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin as a “teachable moment” for them to speak out against stereotyping. By Adelle M. Banks.
Concern over the killing of unarmed Trayvon Martin was echoed in religious centers from Atlanta to New York and California, with many preachers and their congregations wearing hooded sweatshirts in Martin's memory.