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  • Perkins: The Gospel leads to racial reconciliation

    by Gary D. Myers , posted Friday, November 02, 2018 (one month ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- To achieve true racial reconciliation in the church, Gospel proclamation must remain the central theme, John M. Perkins said in a daylong visit to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

    As Christians band together around the Gospel's reconciliation between God and man, Perkins said racial reconciliation should come naturally, and he is hopeful that the current generation will make great strides in bringing it about.

    Perkins, a Christian minister and leader in the racial reconciliation movement among evangelicals, directs the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development in Jackson, Miss. In 1976, Perkins authored "Let Justice Roll Down," a classic volume which charts his conversion to Christianity and how the power of the Gospel positions the church for racial reconciliation. Read More

  • Longtime civil rights leader honored by ERLC

    by Staff, posted Friday, October 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by William Perkins
    JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- For Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore, presenting an award to longtime civil rights leader John Perkins was an opportunity to honor "one of my heroes in the faith."

    Perkins received the John Leland Religious Liberty Award from Moore Oct. 28 in Jackson, Miss. Moore, president of the Ethics &

    Religious Liberty Commission, gave the award during the ... Read More

  • ERLC summit: Reconciliation is Gospel imperative

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, March 27, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Alli Rader
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Gospel of Jesus is the solution to America's racial divisions, speakers said on the opening day of a Southern Baptist-sponsored leadership summit.

    Black, white and Hispanic pastors and leaders addressed the issue of racial reconciliation Thursday (March 26) at the event conducted by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) in Nashville. The summit -– titled "The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation" –- will conclude Friday night. Read More

  • John Perkins: Historic time for race relations

    by S. Craig Sanders, posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (4 years ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- John M. Perkins, an 84-year-old evangelical pioneer in race relations, sees "a pivot place in history" among churches in racial reconciliation and economic justice.

    "This is the first generation of people who are beginning to understand that." It's a generation that "values diversity," Perkins said at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in this year's Julius Brown Gay Lecture on Christian Ethics. Read More