On June 14th in St. Louis — Southern Baptist president Dr. Ronnie Floyd, and National Baptist Convention, USA president Dr. Jerry Young will be joined by a diverse panel of Baptist leaders, to engage in a historic National Conversation on Racial Unity.
Joining Dr. Ronnie Floyd in leading that discussion will be Dr. Jerry Young, the president of the National Baptist Convention USA, the largest majority African-American Christian denomination in the United States. According to Floyd, Dr. Young’s participation in the Southern Baptist Convention will represent a “momentous, historic occasion,” as it is the first time in at least thirty-five years that the National Baptist Convention president has been invited to address the Southern Baptist Convention.
Dr. Ronnie Floyd, the President of the Southern Baptist Convention noted, “racism is at the heart of so many of America’s problems, and one of the greatest sins in our nation today is the sin of racism. There is a race problem in America, and reaching a solution begins with unity in the church. I am looking forward to joining my friend, Dr. Jerry Young, in Missouri to discuss and pray for racial unity.”
The “National Conversation on Racial Unity” will commence immediately following Dr. Floyd’s presidential address, and Dr. Jerry Young will speak on the subject of “Where We Are Today and Where We Must Go in the Future.”
WHEN: Tuesday Morning, June 14, 2016, approximately 9:30am – 12:00pm
WHERE: America’s Center, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101