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  • Gaines, McKissic, others talk race and SBC

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (one year ago)

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    ARLINGTON, Texas (BP) -- Evangelicals challenge political leaders who support same-sex marriage and abortion, and they should also stand strongly against vitriolic rhetoric, violence and hatred, pastor Dwight McKissic said in a panel discussion on racial tension he hosted Aug. 20 in Arlington, Texas.

    Among guests on the panel was Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines, who renounced racial and political hatred, saying it has no place in a Christian's life. Read More

  • Amid Charlottesville turmoil, Baptists active in outreach

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (one year ago)

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (BP) -- As alternative-right white supremacists and others flooded Charlottesville, Va., to protest the removal of a Confederate statue, Southern Baptists were already actively promoting racial harmony in the small community where former mayor Alvin Edwards has pastored 36 years.

    Edwards, pastor of Mount Zion First African Baptist Church and a member of the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV), had already organized the multidenominational Charlottesville Clergy Collective to build unity among faith leaders in the city and Albermarle County region. Read More

  • What is 'alt-right' movement? ERLC provides answers

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, June 19, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The alt-right social and political movement is in the spotlight after the Southern Baptist Convention condemned alternative-right white supremacy at its 2017 annual meeting in Phoenix.

    What is the alt-right movement?

    Many Southern Baptists aren't familiar with the term, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) President Russell Moore said in the June 14 "The Weekly," ERLC's email newsletter on news and opinion from the public square. Speaking from the floor of ... Read More

  • Resolution against 'alt-right' prompts NAAF statement

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, June 16, 2017 (one year ago)

    Calling the resolution denouncing "alt-right white supremacy" the Southern Baptist Convention's "strongest statement to date" condemning racism, the president of the SBC's fellowship of African American pastors offered to help churches and entities overcome the evil. Read More