Archive for : March, 2011
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“It is not often that one gets to be a part of a movement. The New Day effort can become a movement for what is right and what is just. Reconciliation is the ministry to which we are called. This is an opportunity to flesh out our calling. New Day can be catalytic. Someone is waiting for someone else to take the lead in addressing these issues and taking steps forward. We can be that ‘someone else.’ If God is […]

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June 2007 WHEREAS, March 6, 2007, marked the 150th anniversary of the infamous Dred Scott Decision by the United States Supreme Court; and WHEREAS, The majority opinion of the Court concluded that people of African ancestry and their descendants “had no rights which the white man was bound to respect” and ruled that an entire race of people did not have personhood nor right of citizenship; and WHEREAS, We affirm the Declaration of Independence which says, “we hold these truths to […]

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June 1996 WHEREAS, In the past 18 months there have been at least 30 arson-blamed first at African-American churches; and WHEREAS, The desecration and destruction of churches is a particularly heinous form of hatred; and WHEREAS, Violence against churches risks crippling one of society’s most effective institutions for mediation and reconciliation; and WHEREAS, Racial bigotry in all its forms is absolutely contrary to the tenets of biblical Christianity; and WHEREAS, Attacks against any church constitute an attack against the entire believing […]

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June 1995 WHEREAS, Since its founding in 1845, the Southern Baptist Convention has been an effective instrument of God in missions, evangelism, and social ministry; and WHEREAS, The Scriptures teach that Eve is the mother of all living (Genesis 3:20), and that God shows no partiality, but in every nation whoever fears him and works righteousness is accepted by him (Acts 10:34-35), and that God has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on the face of the […]

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June 1995 WHEREAS, the Southern Baptist Convention has proudly worked cooperatively with the National Baptist Convention, USA., Inc., to support and lead the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville to provide pre-baccalaureate and baccalaureate studies for African-American students and in this process has celebrated the accomplishments of the seminary and its graduates; and WHEREAS, the American Baptist Theological Seminary was established in a time of racial discrimination when African-American students were not allowed to enroll in Convention-supported seminaries, yet that time […]

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June 1993 WHEREAS, Southern Baptists are on record as abhorring racial and ethnic injustice; and WHEREAS, The practice of so-called “ethnic cleansing” continues to plague the world, as demonstrated by the recent atrocities in the Balkans; and WHEREAS, The central message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is reconciliation to God, which should result in reconciliation to other persons regardless of racial, ethnic, social, and economic differences; and WHEREAS, Southern Baptists are committed to taking this reconciling Gospel to all the […]

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June 1993 WHEREAS, Southern Baptists are on record as abhorring racial and ethnic injustice; and WHEREAS, The practice of so-called “ethnic cleansing” continues to plague the world, as demonstrated by the recent atrocities in the Balkans; and WHEREAS, The central message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is reconciliation to God, which should result in reconciliation to other persons regardless of racial, ethnic, social, and economic differences; and WHEREAS, Southern Baptists are committed to taking this reconciling Gospel to all the […]

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June 1989 WHEREAS, Southern Baptists have not always clearly stood for racial justice and equality; and WHEREAS, The growth in the racial and ethnic population of Southern Baptist life is a strong indicator of our growing diversity; and WHEREAS, The Bible affirms that all people are created in the image of God and are therefore equal; and WHEREAS, All people need a saving relationship with God through Jesus Christ; Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That we, the messengers of the Southern Baptist […]

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June 1986 WHEREAS, Blacks and other minorities have been an integral part of the Southern Baptist Convention since its organization in 1845; and WHEREAS, The Southern Baptist Convention is a multi-racial and multi-cultural convention which allows its members to express themselves out of their ethnic-cultural heritage; and WHEREAS, The Southern Baptist Convention finds commonality through Baptist doctrine, polity, and its sense of mission. Be it therefore RESOLVED, That we, the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, June […]

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June 1983 WHEREAS, The Southern Baptist Convention now spreads from Alaska to Puerto Rico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific; and WHEREAS, Over 5,000 churches within the Southern Baptist family represent the black and ethnic community utilizing 80 different languages; and WHEREAS, The baptismal ratio among this segment of the family is better than 1 to 13; and WHEREAS, Along with the numerical gains and missionary responsibility, there has been an emergence of strong leadership, pulpit ability, denominational fidelity, and […]

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