NBC, USA, Inc. Former President Shaw appointed to US Commission on Religious Freedom

By ABP |  May 24, 2012

President Obama announced plans May 11 to reappoint African-American Baptist leader William J. Shaw to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Shaw, immediate past president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., was appointed in June 2010 to the nine-member bipartisan panel charged with monitoring violations of religious freedom worldwide and making foreign policy recommendations based on their findings.

Pastor of White Rock Baptist Church in Philadelphia since 1956, Shaw served as president of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., from 1999 to 2009. He has also been a leader in the New Baptist Covenant, a movement to unite North American Baptists across racial and geographical lines that resulted in a mass meeting in Atlanta in 2008 and a series of regional gatherings linked by satellite television last fall.... Read More