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June 1982 WHEREAS, The Ku Klux Klan is an organization that promotes human hatred, and WHEREAS, The Bible teaches that within the Christian family there is no racial distinction, and WHEREAS, The gospel of Jesus Christ is to be proclaimed to all people everywhere, no matter the color of their skin. Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the Southern Baptist Convention in its 125th session, meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, go on record as strongly opposing the activities of the Ku Klux […]

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June 1978 WHEREAS, Harmony between the races and justice for all persons remain a goal for American society, and WHEREAS, The quest for racial justice and peace is a Christian concern, and WHEREAS, The civil rights progress of the 1960′s has given way to new expressions of racism in the 1970′s, which exist in both individuals and the structure of society, and WHEREAS, New racism continues to deprive minority persons of practical means of advancement, and WHEREAS, Over 40 percent of […]

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June 1971 WHEREAS, The peoples of the world include persons of various ethnic, linguistic, national, and religious backgrounds, and WHEREAS, Differences in appearance, customs, life-styles, and group loyalties, are an occasion for prejudice, and WHEREAS, Prejudice often issues in hostile attitudes, cruel expressions, unjustified discrimination, and overt persecution, and WHEREAS, There is something of the image of God in every man which should elicit from Christians understanding and love, Therefore, be it RESOLVED, By the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in annual […]

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June 1970 WHEREAS, Southern Baptists are aware of many areas of tension and misunderstanding between racial groups in our nation, and WHEREAS, We realize that economic, social, and educational conditions make these problems more serious, and WHEREAS, We recognize that militant extremists of whatever race do not speak or act for the vast majority of that racial group, and WHEREAS, We reaffirm our responsibility as Christians to build bridges of good will on foundations of justice; Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That […]

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June 1969 WHEREAS, It is the stated policy of Southern Baptist Hospital in New Orleans “to make available the services of the hospital to all people regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, or ability to pay, in such ways as to preserve human dignity and worth.” Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That this 1969 session of the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in New Orleans on June 13, 1969, request the Hospital Commission trustees to pursue this matter without delay in order […]

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June 1969 WHEREAS, The Southern Baptist Convention has consistently adopted statements on concern for a Christian posture toward people of all races, and WHEREAS, Many Southern Baptist individuals and agencies have repeatedly expressed verbally and in concrete actions their concern for the betterment of the total well being of all men; and WHEREAS, Our Convention adopted “A Statement Concerning the Crisis in Our Nation” in its annual session in 1968; and WHEREAS, The Home Mission Board has given prophetic leadership in […]

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June 1965 WHEREAS, Southern Baptists as evangelical Christians have a major responsibility for the Christian witness both in the homeland and around the world, and WHEREAS, The progress made toward an easing of racial tensions and a Christian solution does not match the extreme urgency reflected in current crises, and WHEREAS, Paul in his letter to the Colossians (3:11) says “There cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondman, freeman; but Christ is all, and in all,” therefore […]

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June 1961 This Convention in years past has expressed itself clearly and positively on issues related to race relations. Today the solution of the race problem is a major challenge to Christian faith and action at home and abroad. Because Southern Baptists are the largest Christian group in the area where racial tensions between whites and Negroes are most acute, we feel an especially keen sense of Christian responsibility in this hour. We recognize that members of our churches have sincere […]

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May 1959 In the light of continuing existing tensions and pressures, we commend the local, state, and Southwide agencies and workers who are successfully engaged in a ministry of service and understanding with Christians of all races and nationalities and urge the continued prayerful and responsible application of the principles and example of Christ in all our relationships. We commend the outgoing president, the Hon. Brooks Hays, for his firm convictions, his spirit of fairness to all, and his courageous stand […]

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May 1950 1. We recommend that this Convention commend the leadership of the Home Mission Board for promoting the plan of inviting Negro churches to participate in the simultaneous revival plans this year. We believe that if this plan is continued and extended next year by the local and associational planning committees and that if the Negro pastors are invited to share in the plans and promotion work of these committees, the vital cause of Christian cooperation in race relations will […]

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