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  • Ferguson tensions show need for SBC's Crossover

    by Vicki Stamps/Missouri Pathway, posted Tuesday, August 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by John W. Phillips
    FERGUSON, 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 block

    by Staff, posted Friday, March 20, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Victor Miller
    FERGUSON, 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

    by Ben Hawkins/Missouri Pathway, posted Monday, December 01, 2014 (3 years ago)

    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 healing

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (3 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (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 rioting

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (3 years ago)

    KANSAS 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'

    by Art Toalston & Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (3 years ago)

    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 summit

    by Brian Koonce/Missouri Pathway, posted Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Mark Snowden/Pathway
    FERGUSON, 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