St. Louis 'Covenant' event opens with worship, ends with ministry

Associated Baptist Press

November 23, 2011


Associated Baptist Press reported on a regional meeting of the New Baptist Covenant II hosted by St. Luke Memorial Baptist Church in St. Louis on Nov. 17 through 19. The article mentions that an evening service on Nov. 18 featured a live national broadcast from NBC II's anchor site, Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, featuring messages by Children's Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman and popular speaker and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education Tony Campolo. The larger event -- including simultaneous regional versions in Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Seattle and Washington, D.C., in addition to St. Louis -- was a follow-up to the first New Baptist Covenant national gathering in Atlanta in early 2008, which drew an estimated 15,000 participants. The brainchild of former President Jimmy Carter, the New Baptist Covenant is an effort to unite Baptists from various denominations and traditions in North America around social and justice issues and ministries. also reported on the meetings and mentioned Mrs. Edelman’s participation.
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