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July 19, 2006

Southern Baptists: The SECOND largest Baptist Group

One thing I learned this past weekend attending the Progressive Faith Blog Con was that there are moves afoot to unify the various non-Southern Baptist organizations within the Baptist community.

And those Baptist groups, recently brought together at the Carter Center to explore building a "North American Baptist Convenant", would include 20 million members, more than the 16 million folks in the Southern Baptists. Encouragingly, this group of Baptists came together to affirm:

They specifically committed themselves to their obligations as Christians to promote peace with justice, to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, care for the sick and the marginalized, welcome the strangers among us, and promote religious liberty and respect for religious diversity.
So for those looking for the "religious left", they could do worse than follow developments around this emerging alternative Baptist bloc.

Posted by Nathan at July 19, 2006 07:42 AM