Charlottesville—Our American Baptist Witness

In witnessing the actions too horrible to comprehend, and impossible to stop considering, thinking and feeling people have needed to ask ourselves, who are we really, as a country—and as a people residing on the same soil? Our incomplete historical memories are infused with mythology and aspirations of who we are. Have we forgotten who we really have been historically, and replaced it with who we want to be as a nation and as a people of this nation? Who we say we are, and who want to be are not necessarily the same.

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Prayers for Peace in Charlotte Requested - Black Lives Matter!

African Americans there who were grandparents seemed to be experiencing post-traumatic stress syndrome. They recounted horror stories from decades past, and expressed their age-long hope that because they had gone through the targeting and violence so many years ago, that their children and grandchildren would not have to experience it themselves.

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