I am serving as President of Missouri Faith Voices, an ecumenical and interfaith network of congregations seeking to address needs and justice issues in their congregations and communities across our state. Missouri Faith Voices is a part of the PICO national network of faith-based community organizations assisting congregations as they put their faith in action in their communities. PICO stands for “People Improving Communities through Organizing.” Churchnet is committed to helping congregations engage their communities as they seek to share the hope they have found in Christ.
Churchnet has copies of a documentary about Baptists and Racial Issues produced by the Baptist Center for Ethics. It is a helpful resource to help congregations begin their discussions about these difficult issues. Free copies are available for your church. I hope you will encourage your church to have a conversation. Are you listening for justice?
This is a slightly longer version of an article written for a Word&Way issue.