racial reconciliation

SBC Elects Leader Focused on Reconciliation, Compassion

SBC Elects Leader Focused on Reconciliation, Compassion

Last night, SBC messengers elected as president Pastor Ed Litton of Alabama. He was nominated by Fred Luter, the only Black pastor to serve as president of the largest Protestant denomination in the US. Rev. Luter praised Litton’s commitment to racial reconciliation and told messengers that he has dealt compassionately with the issue of sexual abuse within SBC churches as well. We need a leader of such compassion in these difficult times.

Pastors Are More Reluctant to Preach on Racial Reconciliation Today Than in 2016: Survey

Pastors Are More Reluctant to Preach on Racial Reconciliation Today Than in 2016: Survey

According to a new LifeWay Research survey, in 2020 fewer pastors than in 2016 thought that their church congregants would be open to hearing a sermon on racial reconciliation.

SBC Seminary Votes to Retain Slaveholders' Names on Buildings

SBC Seminary Votes to Retain Slaveholders' Names on Buildings

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has decided not to change the names of some of the school's buildings named for men who owned slaves. The school did, however, set aside a substantial amount of money to fund scholarships for African American students.

Texas Methodists Want to Replace Denominational Logo Some See as Racially Insensitive

Texas Methodists Want to Replace Denominational Logo Some See as Racially Insensitive

The United Methodist Church is considering changing its "Cross and Flame" logo as it holds a racisist connotation to some members of the church.

Louisville Reaches $12 Million Settlement with Family of Breonna Taylor

Louisville Reaches $12 Million Settlement with Family of Breonna Taylor

Six months after the police-involved killing of Breonna Taylor, the city of Louisville, Kentucky has reached a $12 million settlement with Taylor's family. City officials have also promised the family police reform. 

Southern Baptist Convention Considers Name Change amid Racial Unrest

Southern Baptist Convention Considers Name Change amid Racial Unrest

Many leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention are considering changing the denominations name to "Great Commission Baptists" amid recent racial unrest.

Kenosha’s John Cooper on Racial Divisions: ‘Jesus Can Change All of This’

Kenosha’s John Cooper on Racial Divisions: ‘Jesus Can Change All of This’

Amid civil unrest following the police-involved shooting of another Black man,  John Cooper of Christian rock band, Skillet, is praying for racial reconciliation, particularly in his hometown of Kenosha.

Evangelical Christian Colleges Take Steps to Address Racial Justice after Criticism

Evangelical Christian Colleges Take Steps to Address Racial Justice after Criticism

Many Christian schools have announced plans to change campus culture and increase diversity following the death of George Floyd, including George Fox University, a Quaker-founded evangelical Christian school in Oregon.

Billy Graham Statue to Replace That of White Supremacist in US Capitol

Billy Graham Statue to Replace That of White Supremacist in US Capitol

A Confederate statue in the U.S. is being replaced with a statue of the late Evangelist Billy Graham.

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