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Pastors' approach to race issues studiedNASHVILLE (BP) -- Most Protestant senior pastors say their church is open to hearing about racial reconciliation, a study released today (March 30) suggests.
And pastors seem to prefer personal relationships and prayer when it comes to addressing matters of race.
Those are among the findings of a study about pastors, churches and racial reconciliation from LifeWay Research. The survey of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors, found little pushback against or demand for sermons on racial reconciliation in their churches, said Scott McConnell, executive director of the research firm. Read More
1957 SBC president drew MLK's praise for standLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) -- Though Southern Baptists were not known for their advocacy of racial justice 60 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. once told a fellow black Baptist minister that the 1957 Southern Baptist Convention president "suffered with us" in the cause of civil rights.
King's reference was to the late U.S. Rep. Brooks Hays, D-Ark., who served as SBC president from 1956-58. After helping to mediate a conflict over integration at Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., Hays lost his bid for reelection to a ninth term in Congress to a write-in segregationist candidate. Read More
Trump rebukes alleged racism among supportersWASHINGTON (BP) -- In his first major interview since Election Day, President-elect Donald Trump said he is "saddened" by reported incidents of racial harassment committed in his name and urged perpetrators to "stop it."
Trump also commented on potential Supreme Court nominees, abortion and same-sex marriage among other social issues.
When interviewer Lesley Stahl of CBS's "60 Minutes" asked Trump about reports of African Americans, Latinos and homosexuals being harassed in his name, Trump ... Read More
FROM THE SEMINARIES: Race relations panels at NOBTS and SBTS
Today's From the Seminaries includes reports on race relations discussions at:
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More
Black police conf. draws call to love officersWASHINGTON (BP) -- Following attorney general Loretta Lynch's call at a gathering of black law enforcement executives for America to "foster trust between communities and law enforcement," a black Philadelphia police sergeant told Baptist Press Christians should be known for extending the love of Christ to police officers in their communities. Read More
Racism alleged as part of pastor's terminationBUTLER, Ala. (BP) -- A former Alabama pastor and the rural congregation that terminated him last Sunday (July 31) have offered varying reports to media outlets regarding the role racism played in the 31-0 vote to dismiss him.
Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Butler, Ala., was the subject of news stories by WTOK television in nearby Meridian, Miss., the AL.com news website and other media outlets when it fired pastor Jonathan Greer, 26, over what Greer described as "pushback" against his intention to invite black children to Vacation Bible School. Read More
Black pastors attend prayer & listening sessionGRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- Nearly two dozen black pastors met with Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Executive Director Jim Richards and convention staff for a prayer and listening session on racial reconciliation amid national tensions stemming from black men being killed by police in Baton Rouge, La., and St. Paul, Minn., as well as gunmen killing police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.
Richards invited the SBTC pastors to discuss ways the convention can assist churches of all ethnicities in working together for racial reconciliation in their communities. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: An issue of the heart
The nation's tumult won't be resolved by government or the laws it enacts, Anthony Jordan writes. "Laws can help, and have helped, but laws do not change the hearts of people," Jordan, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, notes. "The local church must step forward as a force for racial reconciliation." Read More
African American church embraces Hispanic neighborsLA PUENTE, Calif. (BP) -- At the end of a Black History Month-themed service at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, pastor Anthony Dockery rose to tell about his recent mission trip to El Salvador.
The mission team had served in the hometown of Jose Rivas, one of the pastors at St. Stephen. Beyond "good morning" and "God
bless you," Dockery had relied on Rivas for Spanish translation Read More
SBTS panel spotlights racial reconciliationLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptists must consider racial reconciliation as important as abortion and same-sex marriage, said leaders and pastors at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary during a Feb. 17 forum.
"Southern Baptists got [race issues] so wrong for so long that we have to deal honestly with it, because we do not have credibility," said Matthew J. Hall, vice president for academic administration and assistant professor of church history. The forum, which was held at the
seminary's campus in Louisville, Ky., followed the SBC's Racial Reconciliation Sunday, ... Read More