|"Beneath the Skin" shows that racism is far from eradicated--inside or outside the church. Yet many Baptists are working together in proactive ways to break down the racial and ethnic walls of division and to be faithful to the Bible's moral vision.
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"Beneath the Skin: Baptists and Racism" considers past mistakes and future challenges regarding racial unity and social justice. From the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the current immigration debate, "Beneath the Skin" peels back prejudices and confronts them with biblical mandates. Interviewees come from nearly a dozen states and represent the best in Baptist life, including: preacher and activist Will Campbell, Aidsand Wright-Riggins of American Baptist Churches USA, and Javier Elizondo of Baptist University of the Americas.
Experts appearing in the DVD include:
Funding for the DVD was provided by:
- Laura Cadena, Baptist minister, Atlanta, Ga.
- Will Campbell, Baptist preacher and activist, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
- Miguel A. De La Torre, associate professor of social ethics, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colo.
- Javier Elizondo, executive vice president and provost, Baptist University of the Americas, San Antonio, Texas
- Fitz Hill, president, Arkansas Baptist College, Little Rock, Ark.
- Jim Hill, executive director, Baptist General Convention of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
- Charles Foster Johnson, Baptist minister, Ft. Worth, Texas
- Emmanuel McCall, pastor, The Fellowship Group, East Point, Ga.
- Yana Pagan, associate pastor, Upper Merion Baptist Church, King of Prussia, Pa.
- Joseph Phelps, pastor, Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
- James Stallings, regional minister, Metropolitan Churches of New York, New York, N.Y.
- Alan Stanford, general secretary, North American Baptist Fellowship, Falls Church, Va.
- Douglas Stowers, pastor, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.
- Marilyn Turner, associate executive director, National Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA, Valley Forge, Pa.
- Wayne Ward, retired theology professor, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
- Aidsand Wright-Riggins, executive director, National Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA, Valley Forge, Pa.
More about the DVD:
- The Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation
- Christian Mission Concerns
- National Ministries, American Baptist Churches-USA
- Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
- Baptist World Alliance
- Baptist General Convention of Texas
- Baptist General Convention of Missouri
- First Baptist Church, Auburn, Ala.
- Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
- First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
- First Baptist Church, Savannah, Ga.
- Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown, Ky.
- Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Alabama
- Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas
- Two versions are on the DVD:
- a long version (47 minutes)
- a short version (35 minutes)
- Each version has four main chapters:
- Racism Defined
- Opening the Bible
- Encoded Racism
- Five Ways Forward
- Four "extras" or "featurettes" are also on the DVD:
- Remembering Henlee Barnette
- Will Campbell on Racism
- Church Segregation
- Family Influence