Archive for : April, 2011
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PHOENIX (BP)–The National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention has modified its annual meeting to coordinate with the schedule and emphasis surrounding this year’s SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. The NAAF annual banquet, which previously was held on Monday evening, has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in Room 129 A/B, Level 100, at the Phoenix Convention Center, site of most SBC annual meeting activities. NAAF’s president, James Dixon Jr., said the fellowship is “changing our […]

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Originally posted by NPR on August 28, 2009 Pastor Lincoln Bingham’s predominantly black church – St. Paul Missionary Baptist — was bursting at the seams. And Pastor Mark Payton’s mostly white church — Shively Heights Baptist — was worried about its longtime viability because of an older congregation. So the two pastors did something few black and white churches have ever done: merge. Pastors Payton and Bingham talk about their newly unified congregation and their first integrated Sunday service. Black […]

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From the World Council of Churches Central Committee, Geneva, Switzerland  26 August – 3 September 2002 Racism as a concern of the ecumenical movement goes back to the World Missionary Conference, in Edinburgh 1910, where explicit references were made to racism. A special programmatic focus on the issue of racism dates from 1968, thirty-four years ago, when the IVth assembly of the WCC set its face decidedly against the scourge of racism and thus gave impetus to the creation of […]

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Overcoming racism and the need to focus attention on the life and dignity of its victims has been a major World Council of Churches concern for several decades. Regrettably, new forms of racism constantly emerge and racial violence is on the rise. In a series of articles, the WCC challenges the churches to address racism in their own structures and life, and draws on their work and experience in this struggle. www.oikoumene.org

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In a project by Runnymede, Generation 3.0 is a chance to see different views on how racism can end in a generation. Featuring video narratives presenting older and younger people’s stories and experiences of racism now and then, the effort asks, “Will racism ever end?” “Can racism be solved?” http://www.generation3-0.org

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Sometimes we are not all created equal. Last week, I wrote my point of view on what it mean to “belong” to a certain place and how immigration changed my life. Adapting to a new sets of rules and laws, lifestyle, culture and a new language—all of this new information, at least for me, got me to see things differently and to think about issues that never crossed my mind before. For this reason, this week I want to talk […]

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By Wray Herbert In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a devastating blow to the cause of racial equality, ruling 7-1 in Plessy v. Ferguson that “separate but equal” was the law of the land. The lone dissenter in that landmark case was Justice John Marshall Harlan, a former slave owner, who bitterly predicted an era of inequality and racial intolerance in America. History proved Harlan right, and we now know what followed as the Jim Crow era. Indeed it […]

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By Christine Carter, PhD Chances are, your kids spent at least some time recently talking about the civil rights movement in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I’ve been quizzing the kids in my life about what they know and what they’ve learned about Dr. King. And what they say is a little surprising. Sitting in the back of my minivan, a few kids (aged seven to nine) seemed fixated on the violence surrounding Dr. King’s death. Others told stories […]

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