Baptist and Reflector
FRANKLIN — At least two Baptist associations in Tennessee joined forces with other churches in their communities to pray for racial injustice and reconciliation.
Bledsoe Baptist Association
Bledsoe Baptist Association, based in Hendersonville, recently combined on a joint statement with East Fork District Baptist Association (a National Baptist association that includes several Middle Tennessee counties) and the Gallatin United Ministerial Alliance regarding the recent death of African American George Floyd, racism and the current crisis in America.
The statement said, “Comprised of African-American, Anglo, and multicultural churches, we unite together to declare our unity in the love of God and the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are brothers and sisters in Christ, therefore, one family. We also declare and affirm the dignity and value of every human life, and we condemn in the strongest terms the taking of the life of Mr. George Floyd. We pray for and express compassion, empathy, and love for his family. May God grant them abundant grace and peace.” [Read more…]