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  • Former Presidents Carter & Clinton call for 'A New Baptist Covenant’

    01/11/2007 8:59:58 AM PST · by presidio9 · 154 replies · 3,416+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Jan 10, 2007 | Erin Roach
    Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton have proposed the establishment of a broadly inclusive alternative Baptist movement to counter what they called a negative image of Baptists and to address poverty, the environment and global conflicts. Carter and Clinton kicked off their plans with a news conference Jan. 9 at the Carter Center in Atlanta, flanked by leaders of moderate Baptist groups including the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a breakaway group of an unverified number of churches that objected to the election of conservative leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention. Carter and Clinton announced a “Celebration of a New Baptist...