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Contemporary Perspectives

Contemporary Perspectives is a resource that presents perspectives on current events and issues of importance to the constituency of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and responds to questions posed by website visitors.

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King: On Character Development

By Rev. Dr. Charles E. Mock December 2016 Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. provided essential and pivotal leadership in a human/civil rights movement. He and his justice activists longed for the day "people would not be judged …Read More

Souls to the Polls Conference Call on 10/25!

Friends, Please join us on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8pm ET/5pm PT for a national conference call for clergy and community leaders to discuss what you need to know and what we can do together to prepare for Election …Read More

15 Reasons to Vote for Hillary Clinton by R. B. Holmes

Disclaimer:  The article represents a non-solicited personal opinion regarding the upcoming presidential elections.  The author is not authorized to voice an official position of the …Read More

What books have influenced your ministry the most? Tell us.

Christianity Today's Seminary Grad School website recently posted an article, 16 Books That Are Changing Ministry.  [].  The …Read More

The Ferguson Fuss, Fatigue and Failure: Faith’s Response

By Rev. Charles E. Mock August 19, 2014   The unofficial consensus of Ferguson, Missouri citizens is the protest and violence will continue until Police Officer Darren Wilson, the 6 year veteran of the …Read More

Policy Statement and Guidelines to Chaplains Regarding Same-Gender Couples

SAME SEX MARRIAGE AND RELATED ACTIVITIES   January 27, 2014   From: The Office of the Ecclesiastical Endorser, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.   Subject: Policy Statement and Guidelines …Read More

Financing our Faith-Centered Missions

The Home Mission Board continues to be thankful for our dedicated contributors. Through your contributions we are making a small difference in the lives we touch. Jesus stated that even a cup of cold water to those thirsty, is …Read More

Odyssey Networks Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faith Activism and Martin Luther King's Legacy How would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. view today's faith activists? Professor Obery Hendricks, Professor Josef Sorett and Rabbi Steve Gutow say that …Read More