racial unity

Hundreds Gather for the 56th Anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

September 15th, 1963 is a day forever etched into Barbara Cross’ mind as the day that changed everything for her and her family. It was the day of the 16thStreet Baptist Church Bombing. Ku Klux Klan members had placed a bomb in the basement of the historically African American church earlier that morning. The bombing claimed the lives of four little girls: Denise McNair, Carol Robertson, Addie Mae Collins and Cynthia Wesley.

6 Special Features of the MLK50 Christian Racial Unity Event

Racial unity is a gospel issue and all the more urgent 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. The anniversary of King’s tragic death marks an opportunity for Christians to reflect on the state of racial unity in the church and the culture. It creates the occasion to reflect on where Christians have been and look ahead to where we must go as we pursue racial unity in the midst of tremendous tension.

So, we’d love for you to join the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Gospel Coalition at a special event,MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop, taking place April 3-4, 2018, in Memphis, Tennessee. Key speakers include Matt Chandler, Jackie Hill Perry, Eric Mason, Russell Moore, John Piper, Benjamin Watson, and many others.

Here are six special features of the MLK50 conference that we pray will make it a unique and culture-transforming experience.

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