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Southern Baptists Head to Annual Meeting at Crossroads on Race, Gender

people praying at an SBC meeting, Southern Baptists head to the SBC annual meeting

The upcoming annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention promises to be a reckoning for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Data released in May shows that the denomination has lost 2.3 million members since 2006. Despite efforts to beef up evangelism, a drop in membership of 2 percent in 2018-2019 represents the largest single-year decline in more than a century.