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Ferguson tensions show need for SBC's CrossoverFERGUSON, Mo. (BP) -- More than 200 Baptist pastors and leaders gathered at First Baptist Church in Ferguson, Mo., on the day violence had broken out in the early morning hours during the one-year anniversary weekend of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.
Baptist leaders from the Missouri and Illinois sides of the Mississippi River met to hear plans for and the challenges of Crossover St. Louis, which will precede the Southern Baptist Convention's 2016 annual meeting, June 14-15 in St. Louis. Read More
Ferguson's healing envisioned block by blockFERGUSON, Mo. (BP) -- Changing the streets of unrest in Ferguson to streets of love and ministry is the aim of an "Adopt a Block" initiative now underway amid the Missouri city's racial tensions.
Adopt a Block is "a good, simple plan," said Stoney Shaw, pastor of First Baptist Church, one of the participating local congregations. Read More
Ferguson tensions prompt First Baptist to action
FERGUSON, Mo. (BP) -- Stoney Shaw, pastor of First Baptist Church in Ferguson, Mo., never imagined that protestors would wreak so much havoc after a grand jury reported their decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old African American Michael Brown. Read More
ANALYSIS: Southern Baptists & racial healingNASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptists have a unique role to play in America's race relations following a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an 18-year-old African American in Ferguson, Mo. Read More
Prayer surrounds Ferguson amid riotingKANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Amid tensions surrounding a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenage robbery suspect in Ferguson, Mo., Southern Baptists are gathering in prayer. Read More
Ferguson crisis calls churches to 'unify & pray'
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The unfolding Ferguson saga calls churches to "unify and pray for our nation," the president of National African American Fellowship within the SBC, K. Marshall Williams, said in the hours after a grand jury reported its decision not to indict a white Missouri police officer in the shooting death of an 18-year-old African American. Read More
Ferguson, Mo., church hosts prayer summitFERGUSON, Mo. (BP) -- As rumors of potential grand jury action swirled across Ferguson, Mo., a hundred Baptists met for a prayer summit at First Baptist Church to pray for the community, the state and the nation.
The prayer summit was led by the North American Mission Board's Gary Frost and Arkansas pastor Bill Elliff. Read More