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Statement Applauds ABC contributions to civil rights

Edmund Pettis bridge
Edmund Pettis bridge in Selma

A leadership group in the American Baptist Churches USA adopted a statement March 13 celebrating the role of American Baptists in the civil rights movement and recognizing the 50th anniversary of the March 1965 five-day march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery led by Martin Luther King Jr.

The executive committee of the ABC/USA Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches, said a March 7 ceremony honoring marchers for voting rights attacked by police as they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge “reminds us that this moral movement for justice and equality was birthed in the church from a faith that believes that all are created in the image of God and are worthy of love, justice and respect.

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