Friday, September 2, 2016

Christian groups have renewed focus on fighting racism

From Sharon PA-

Christian groups have recently been putting more time and resources into addressing racism, with the issue at the forefront because of police shootings of black men and the Black Lives Matter movement.

One of the largest U.S. evangelical college ministries, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, took up Black Lives Matter at its most recent student missions conference.

Two overwhelmingly white religious groups – the Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.), which is the nation’s largest Presbyterian denomination – have for the first time elected black clergy as their top church officers.

The New Baptist Covenant, an initiative by President Jimmy Carter to unite Baptists, has sharpened its programming focus on building partnerships between black and white churches.

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