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Repentance

To help learn the lessons from one of America’s worst domestic terrorist attacks, Second Baptist Church of Little Rock, Arkansas, placed 237 crosses on its lawn to remember the 100-year-old Elaine Massacre. […] Read More

Our impeachment process could be seen as a kind of collective confession of a dereliction of duty as citizens to defend the Constitution. We must do more than assign wrongdoing; we must enter into collective confession and penance. […] Read More

Educating Christians about racial justice is one of the most important tasks in the life of the white American church. It’s not good enough to be ‘not racist,’ a claim signifying neutrality. The church must be anti-racist. […] Read More

Offering forgiveness is commendable. However, those who receive forgiveness must begin to accept responsibility for their behavior. At some point, the guardians of systemic racism, of unjust systems, of white supremacy have to repent. […] Read More

Our inherited biases can lead us to faulty conclusions and questionable actions. It’s how some Christians have used the Bible to justify slavery and subjugate women. Every one of us, no matter how enlightened, still has work to do. […] Read More

Cornwallis Street Baptist Church in Nova Scotia took a bold stand against injustice by severing ties with its street’s divisive name that had honored a British officer whose legacy included genocide against the Mi’kmaq Tribe. […] Read More

White Christians have played an undeniable role in the perpetuation of slavery and other structures that have kept black people in bondage. It’s time to step out of our silence that continues to perpetuate the status quo. […] Read More

Colonialism generally brought misery and destruction to human beings made in God’s image. Many mission agencies made grave errors aligning with the project of empire. The Western Christian world collectively must repent. […] Read More

Canadian Baptists have sought to faithfully walk alongside and accompany “the other” wherever we’ve been called to serve. As a result, we issued a formal apology in 2016 to our First Nations brothers and sisters. […] Read More

The Alabama memorial serves as a somber reminder of our nation’s sad and brutal history. A place to confront the truth of racial terror. A place of prayer and for lamentation. And yet, a ray of hope beyond the clouds. […] Read More