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  • Atheists block city grant to National Baptists

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, August 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Atheists have blocked a $65,000 grant the Kansas City, Mo., government had allocated for use during the National Baptist Convention USA (NBC USA) annual meeting Sept. 5-9 in the city.

    John Modest Miles of Modest Miles Ministries had counted on the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund grant to help cover ground transportation costs for delegates at the 31,000-church NBC USA meeting, saying the funds would support

    tourism. But after American Atheists Inc. and two of its Kansas City members contended in a lawsuit that the public funds would support religion, the city ... Read More

  • Lawsuit targets city's grant to National Baptists

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, July 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Atheists have sued a National Baptist pastor and Kansas City government leaders over a $65,000 grant approved for use during the Baptist group's upcoming national convention in the city.

    The grant to John Modest Miles Ministries, a community nonprofit arm of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City, violates Missouri law that prohibits public aid for religious purposes, American Atheists Inc. and two of its Kansas City members claim in a lawsuit posted on the American Atheists' website. Read More

  • 'Pass the Salt': Racism cure resides with church

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Racial reconciliation rests at the doorsteps of the church and can only be achieved through the Gospel in action, a diverse panel of Baptist pastors said during a trailblazing discussion today (June 14) on the opening morning of the 2016 SBC annual meeting in St. Louis.

    Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd convened the panel at 10:52 a.m., historically including National Baptist Convention USA President Jerry Young. The two have collaborated for months to put talk into action and actually achieve racial reconciliation in a racially troubled America. Read More

  • Floyd, NBCUSA talk racial unity in NY Times

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, January 25, 2016 (one year ago)

    File photo from Cross Church
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and National Baptist Convention President Jerry Young are featured in a Jan. 24th New York Times article on their continued efforts to bring racial healing in the U.S. through the Gospel of Christ.

    Still working on goals the two Baptist leaders established in November 2015 at "A National Conversation on Race in America" in Jackson, Miss., the men sat down with New York Times writer Laurie Goodstein to discuss their hearts' desire to heal wounds that for some run as deep as the SBC's 1845 founding to uphold the rights of slaveholders. Read More

  • Floyd, Young urge racial unity in CNN editorial

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, November 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Cross Church photo
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and National Baptist Convention President Jerry Young authored a joint CNN editorial today (Nov. 9) urging pastors to proclaim racism a sin and initiate conversations on racial unity.

    "We lead two of the nation's largest Protestant denominations, each with their own complicated pasts and experiences with this issue, and we see the adverse effects of racism in our respective ... Read More

  • Floyd, National Baptists, to form study group

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, November 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Diana Chandler
    JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and National Baptist Convention President Jerry Young have agreed to appoint a joint study group and perhaps a steering committee to continue dialogue on racial healing among Christians and ultimately across the nation.

    The two leaders of the largest Baptist groups in the U.S. announced their decision at the end of the panel discussion ... Read More

  • Racism Satan's tool, Floyd tells Baptists

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, November 05, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Cross Church photo
    JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Racism is from Satan and his demonic forces, and the only hope for its defeat is the church of Jesus Christ united across societal divisions, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd told a culturally diverse group of Baptists in Mississippi Nov. 4.

    "I believe that the issue of racism is from Satan and the demonic forces of hell," Floyd told hundreds gathered at Mission .... Read More

  • Race relations summit speakers announced

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, October 30, 2015 (2 years ago)

    National Baptist Convention USA photo
    JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Leading pastors from the National Baptist Convention USA and the Southern Baptist Convention -- the nation's two largest Baptist denominations -- will gather for a Nov. 4 racial reconciliation celebration in Jackson, Miss.

    The nonprofit racial reconciliation group Mission Mississippi will host the 22 pastors at "A National Conversation on Race in America" from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex. Read More

  • Miss. event to focus on racial unity

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, October 26, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- God's church must take the lead in achieving racial unity as the United States deals with a deepening crisis of racially polarizing events, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd has said in advance of a Nov. 4 racial reconciliation celebration in Jackson, Miss.

    Floyd will join Jerry Young, president of the predominantly black National Baptist Convention USA, as a speaker at "A National Conversation on Race in America," Mission Mississippi's annual ... Read More

  • Bapt. college 'ground zero' in gay marriage debate

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo courtesy Cornerstone Baptist Church
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid continued objections to American Baptist College's invitation of same-sex marriage advocates to speak on campus, concerns have been raised that the historically black institution may be violating the governance structure established by its legal charter. Read More