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"The world is waiting for us to come together..."

African American leaders call for Southern Baptists to stand together in unity

by Tess Schoonhoven NASHVILLE, June 17, 2020 (BP) — Calling the racial unrest roiling the nation “spiritual warfare,” and saying “unless hearts change, nothing will change in America,” Philadelphia pastor K. Marshall Williams urged Southern Baptists to stand together in unity against injustice. “The world is waiting for us to come together,” said Williams, senior pastor of Nazarene Baptist Church of Philadelphia. “Because Beloved, truth be told, this is just a dress rehearsal for when we get around the throne. I think maybe God is stripping us. I don’t knowRead More


“If we're going to turn from all this death, we need real truth-telling,” Barber said.

Black clergy testify to outrage and hope in demonstrations across Washington

William Barber at a march

by: Jack JenkinsJune 15, 2020 (RNS) — A series of religious demonstrations in Washington, D.C., over the weekend mixed prayerful calls for racial equality with frustration with law enforcement, lawmakers and the Trump administration. Early Sunday (June 14), thousands of churchgoers and clergy, most of them African American, assembled at the National Museum of African American History and Culture to march to the newly christened Black Lives Matter Plaza — previously known as 16th Street Northwest at it passes the White House. Once there, participants organized by the NAACP andRead More