American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

New Baptist Covenant Summit


In light of recent racially charged events, such as the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) proudly supports New Baptist Covenant’s (NBC) reconciliation- and justice-related 2017 summit on Sept. 18 and 19 at the Atlanta (GA) Marriott Marquis

Keynote speakers are Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader, U.S. representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district and a past recipient of ABHMS’ Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace and Justice Award; the Rev. Dr. Darryl Aaron, pastor of Providence Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C.; the Rev. Dr. Marie Onwubuariri, regional executive minister of American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin; and the Rev. Alan Sherouse, pastor of First Baptist Church of Greensboro. American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary the Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer will bring greetings at a plenary session on Sept. 18.

The event will include workshops, small group discussion and worship. Anyra R. Cano-Valencia, advocacy outreach specialist for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas, will examine how the church can be a catalyst of love and healing for immigrants, including Dreamers who were brought to the United States as children. Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Education and Outreach Specialist Charles Watson Jr. will discuss the election process and dilemmas related to church endorsement of candidates. The Rev. Jason Coker will present about ways to fight against glaring systematic economic inequalities in the United States.

For more information, visit Summit 2017.