Mo. NAACP holding rally in Mo. Capitol to urge Gov. Eric Greitens to veto #SB43 (a bill that makes it easier to discriminate in employment). Among the speakers is Rev. Wallace Hartsfield Sr. (pictured at podium), pastor emeritus of Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo. I've had honor of knowing him for years since he spoke at a Churchnet gathering & am thankful for his prophetic work for justice. I'll include some of his comments in August issue of Word&Way. Subscribe online at www.wordandway.org.
Had privilege today of meeting Lance Muteyo, a #Baptist peace activist & trainer from #Zimbabwe. Lance spoke at Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie Village, Kan. He is visiting several Baptist churches in the Kansas City area this weekend before heading to the American Baptist Churches USA's biennial gathering in Oregon this week. Lance talked during his sermon about the work of the Pan African Peace Network & led an interactive session during Sunday School. Look for more about Lance & his in the August issue of Word&Way. Subscribe online at www.wordandway.org.
Anyone who knows me knows I love books. So I was excited to do a books issue for Word&Way. The June issue also includes a q&a interview with pastor & judge Wendell Griffen, updates on flooded churches & college graduations, columns, & a fun story by Jerry Cain about people at a Royals game. Subscribe online at www.wordandway.org.
This week is the 2nd special legislative session called by Mo. Gov. Eric Greitens in less than a month. This week's focus is on #abortion legislation. Crowd gathered now for anti-abortion rally in Capitol. #moleg