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Southern Baptists Try to Diversify Churches – But Will It Work?

posted on February 24, 2015

At Religion News Service, Heidi Hall reports that the Southern Baptist Convention is increasing efforts to open its churches to minorities after recent events exposed their lack of diversity. After racially charged events in Ferguson and New York City, leaders of the SBC faced criticism for condemning the decisions of the grand juries, often from members within their own denomination. “People who talk about Ferguson and say that justice was served — most of them don’t even have a grid to make those statements they’re making,” said Erskin Anavitarte, a former Southern Baptist pastor. “They don’t even have friends who are African-American.”

Read at Religion News Service