Race relations panelists: Learn ‘each other’s story’ | Baptist Press

Posted on December 20, 2014 by


Baptist PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) — Four decades after Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, a diverse group of pastors gathered at the historic Lorraine Hotel — now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum — to discuss the state of race relations in America.

Called “A Time to Speak,” the Dec. 15 discussion was inspired by the national debate over race relations, sparked by the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York.

Evangelicals have been largely missing from that conversation, said Bryan Loritts, pastor of Fellowship Memphis, a multiethnic congregation.

“Where are the conservative evangelical voices?” Loritts asked in his opening remarks to an audience of about 100 people in person and more than 6,000 viewing a webcast at live.kainos.is. Continue reading →