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latinos at the nbc

Laura the Elder has a fantastic piece in Ethics Daily today. She writes about the challenge of being a Latina Baptist, and wonders whether there is truly room for all Baptists at the table of the New Baptist Covenant. It's a great piece (her first), and I encourage you to check it out.

While it's no secret that I think the NBC was a great opportunity for reconciliation, it was hard not to notice how few Hispanic Baptists were in attendance at the meeting. If the movement coming out of the NBC is to be truly relevant in our increasingly diverse society, we need to be sure that everyone is included, from the beginning.


Blogger Roger said...

I couldn't agree more and I have no doubt that it will grow to include more people. Melissa Rogers blog about drawing younger baptists into the planning is excellent. I will say that if this event had been in Texas or New Mexico, for instance, it would have been more obvious that Hispanic Baptists should have a strong voice. I think that the Deep South from whence this was conceived, has such concerns over historic black/white divisions that they are almost blind to the presence of Latina baptists. But I think they want their eyes open...or someone will surely help them. We all suffer from blindness....

Thursday, February 07, 2008 11:45:00 AM


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