Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Covenant hosts announcment: $50 million for Haiti

New Covenant Misisonary Baptist Church, at 77th & Cottage Grove, is a leader in a bringing together organizations for the greater good. Here is an example.

From Chicago Breaking News:

Black Baptists pledge $50 million for Haiti
March 2, 2010 3:07 PM No Comments

Committed to keeping the needs of Haiti in the spotlight, an unprecedented alliance of five black Baptist organizations has pledged to raise $50 million to rebuild the Caribbean nation after the devastating January earthquake.

The African-American Baptist Mission Collaboration, which includes the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America, Progressive National Baptist Convention, National Baptist Convention of America, National Baptist Convention, USA and Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, unveiled its ambitious initiative at New Covenant Baptist Church on Chicago's South Side on Tuesday.
Rev. David Emmanuel Goatley, executive secretary-treasurer of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, an international mission agency of black Baptist heritage, said he believes the nation's 50,000 Baptist congregations will have no difficulty meeting the financial goal even as donations to relief agencies have slowed down nearly two months after the earthquake.
"African-Americans are generous people and they rise to the occasion," he said. "We are confident that given the opportunity and given the avenue to move resources that our people will respond. Hopefully this will be a catalyst."

-- Manya A. Brachear
Just a note: as far as i can tell, the Southern Baptists are not a part of this effort. They do have an organization, Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship, which last time i chekced, was predominantly African-American.

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