Baptist News Global, Blake Tommey, June 28, 2016
A Black Lives Matter advocate fired a shot across the bow of Baptist churches, challenging them and other Christians to embrace Christ’s calling to care for society’s most oppressed.
“The story of the church in recent years is that that we have failed to be the Black Lives Matter movement,” said Michelle Higgins, director of worship and outreach at South City Church in St. Louis. “So we must bear the reproach of confessing to people on the margins that we care more about building new buildings, moving out of dangerous neighborhoods, creating state-of-the-art children’s centers — that the people of God have abandoned God’s covenant. …”
Higgins made her comments last week at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, N.C. Her presentation was hosted by the New Baptist Covenant and Cooperative Baptist Advocacy, and coincided with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s General Assembly.
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