Tag: Black lives matter

Portland rioters burn Bibles outside federal building
North America

Portland rioters burn Bibles outside federal building

Originally published in The Christian Post Rioters carrying “Black Lives Matter” signs threw Bibles into a fire in front of the federal courthouse in Portland and burned an American flag, leaving bystanders wondering what that act of arson had to do with protesting against police brutality. “People began starting a […]

Baptist president denounces ‘hijacked’ BLM group, but says it honours Jesus to say ‘Black Lives Matter’
Global North America

Baptist president denounces ‘hijacked’ BLM group, but says it honours Jesus to say ‘Black Lives Matter’

J D Greear, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention in the US on Tuesday, implored Southern Baptist members to accept and promote that “black lives matter” as a Gospel issue but criticised the Black Lives Matter organisation in his 2020 presidential address to church members. Speaking from his office […]

As ‘voice of oppressed’, Church should be preaching ‘Black Lives Matter’ loudest – Mmusi Maimane
Opinion

As ‘voice of oppressed’, Church should be preaching ‘Black Lives Matter’ loudest – Mmusi Maimane

Originally published in Daily Maverick. The tragic killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin a fortnight ago has sparked anti-racism protests across the world, shining a floodlight on the continued systemic racism and police brutality that African-Americans disproportionally face. Organised under the “Black Lives Matter” banner, the […]

God’s ‘sweet, tender mercy’ strengthens Dallas police chief after shootings
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God’s ‘sweet, tender mercy’ strengthens Dallas police chief after shootings

Originally published in The Gospel Herald After five police officers were gunned down during a ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest on Thursday, Dallas police chief David Brown shared how his Christian faith and God’s “sweet, tender mercy” has given him strength despite being faced with a “beyond challenging” situation. “I’m running […]