VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/5/14)—In a special 20-minute edition of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Faces and Places of Hope” podcast series, two urban pastors who are members of ABHMS’ board of directors discuss justice, hope and the church’s involvement in the tumult following the recent death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Rev. Dr. Robert Scott, senior pastor of Central Baptist Church, St. Louis, Mo., and Rev. Dr. Clifford Johnson, pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church, Wilmington, Del., and board president, are frank in their observations regarding the implications of Brown’s death for young African-American men and the perceptions of justice and hope in the African-American community.
In the spirit of a community of faith aligning to bring God’s love to the woundedness of Ferguson and similar communities across the United States, ABHMS invites you to listen to the podcast and engage in discussion by posting comments on the website.
To listen to the podcast, visit ABHMS’ website at http://www.abhms.org/ and click on “Ferguson, Mo.: Where in the World is the Church?” in the slideshow. For information about ABHMS’ Justice Ministries, got to http://www.abhms.org/, click “Ministries & Programs, and then click “Justice Ministries.” For other podcasts, visit www.abhms.org and click on the “Faces and Places of Hope” logo.
ABHMS—the domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA—ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community and justice.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.