KELLER, Texas (RNS) — 'Pain is a part of the growth,' said the black pastor of a multiethnic Southern Baptist church in Utah.
CINCINNATI (RNS) — Starting with discussions about race, Crossroads Church developed ‘next steps’ for reaching into its community to alleviate racial and economic inequities.
(RNS) — Pastor Marcus Hayes, a leader of Biltmore Church in Asheville, North Carolina, received 81% of the vote at First Baptist Church Naples in Florida. But an 85% vote was needed for approval.
(RNS) — 'The churches themselves are as segregated as ever,' Jennifer Berry Hawes says of Charleston, S.C. 'What has changed is that there are efforts to bridge divides between the people in those churches.'
(RNS) — The first Generation X president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination said he wants to focus more on what all Southern Baptists embrace than what divides them.
(RNS) — March officials said they are 'working on ways to include the Jewish community' after sundown on Sept. 30, when the holiday ends, or the following day.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The clergy members called on fellow African-Americans to speak up and urged Congress to vote down proposals by the new administration that they believe would help the rich and hurt the sick and the poor.
(RNS) After Christian rapper LeCrae questioned the tweet, the seminary tweeted him back, asking, 'would you be willing to lead a dialogue on growth for our community?' He declined.
(RNS) A new statement was released a week after ethicist Russell Moore and Southern Baptist leader Frank Page issued a shorter joint statement about how they 'fully support one another.'
(RNS) With 81 percent of white evangelicals supporting Trump in the November election and Southern Baptists striving to improve on their history that includes a defense of slavery, the questions roiling around Moore have included matters of race.
(RNS) As more African-Americans are killed at the hands of police, seminaries have begun to engage with the Black Lives Matter movement.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The windows were added in 1953 with the support of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
(RNS) The groups aren't merging but hope to work on dismantling racism, alleviating poverty and fostering healthy congregations.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Cathedral officials decided 'to just do it and get it done and move on to the next phase,’ a spokesman said.
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) After violent riots, Milwaukeeans in the blighted inner city are searching for their own way out of despair.