New Baptist Covenant Speakers Announced
November 8, 2011
2011 Speakers Include:
Marian Wright Edleman
About the New Baptist Covenant: The Nov. 17-19 meeting is a follow-up to the first New Baptist Covenant,
a historic 2008 meeting of 15,000 Baptists at a central location in
Atlanta, which brought together Baptists from 40 different denominations
and groups for the first time ever -- Caucasians, Asians,
Rather than use air and ground transportation to bring the Baptists together this time, participants will rely on communication technology to traverse the miles. Most participants will gather at one of eight viewing locations that are linked by satellite feeds. Many more people will watch in smaller church-based gatherings via Internet video streaming.
As many as 30,000 to 35,000 Baptists could participate in the November event -- more than twice as many as gathered in Atlanta in 2008, said Philadelphia pastor William Shaw, one of two national co-chairs for the event (click here for a list of locations: http://newbaptistcovenant.org/locations/).