Religion News Service: Black, white Baptist presidents lead racial unity event

(RNS) In an effort to foster racial unity among Christians, the leaders of the two largest Baptist denominations, one mostly white and the other predominantly black, will meet with pastors from both groups in Mississippi for a “Conversation on Race in America” on Wednesday (Nov. 4).

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention and the National Baptist Convention, USA, have expressed concern over racial tensions after the unrest in cities such as Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore and the shooting deaths of members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.