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Welcoming & Affirming All People
TWO supports the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB) as the only organization solely devoted to building the Welcoming and Affirming movement within the Baptist traditions. AWAB has a unique call to be The National Voice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied Baptists in the US.
Since 1993 AWAB has been supporting churches in being and becoming Welcoming and Affirming of all people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. AWAB works as individuals, congregations, regional groupings and as a national body to advance the receptivity of the LGBTQ community among the Christian communities where, ultimately, all will be one.
TWO’s Managing Director delivered a sermon on this subject at the First Baptist Church in America in Providence, meeting the variety of views on the subject “where they were at” and through the scriptures, bringing hope to congregants regardless of position and experience.
Hear the power of Larry’s words in “Without a Vision, People Perish.”
The Most Frustrating Things I Have Heard About Racism Lately
…and why they can be so hurtful.
Director’s Commentary: Our White friends and supporters – the white people who authentically love us and we love them back – are learning about the prejudice that the Wilsons and the rest of the Black community have faced all…
The Most Common Coronavirus Questions, Answered.
All of us are yearning to break out of the psychological and physical incarceration we have experienced for more than twelve months now. To do so, of course, it is essential that we take advantage of the COVID-19 vaccines that have emerged. I have taken particular interest in the fundamental questions and answers that our Media Content Editor, Jillian Wilson, discovered surrounding these new inoculations.
Diversity and Innovation: The Compelling Contributions of Black and Brown Artisans to the Richness of the Visual Arts in American Society Today From the desk of Larry Wilson: I lost an artist colleague and friend earlier this year from double pneumonia due to...
And why they can be so hurtful. Managing Director's Commentary: Our White friends and supporters – the White people who authentically love us and we love them back – are learning about the prejudice that the Wilsons and the rest of the Black community have faced all...
Racism, injustice and brutality — experienced directly and indirectly — can have a lasting effect on a person's mental health. Managing Director's Commentary: TWO's Media Content Editor Jillian Wilson’s recent article, in part, introduces the impact of epigenetic...
Black people are dealing with extreme stress, racial trauma and exhaustion. Here's what an ally can do to help. Managing Director's Commentary: Published in HuffPost, this article by TWO Media Content Editor Jillian Wilson goes to the very heart of Diversity and...
Crossing the Bridge:
Remembering Congressman John Lewis
John Robert Lewis (February 21, 1940 – July 17, 2020) was an American statesman and civil rights leader who served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020.
Inspired by Lewis and moved by his death, TWO Managing Director Larry Wilson was stirred to deliver a tribute to this mentor for his timeless dedication to diversity and anti-bias thought and action. “Crossing the Bridge” celebrated Lewis as a man of God and because it did, Wilson thought it only fitting that his words be shared with the waiting congregation of Providence’s First Baptist Church in America on August 23, 2020.
One of the “Big Six” leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington, Lewis fulfilled many key roles in the civil rights movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States. In 1965, he led the first of three Selma to Montgomery marches across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. In an incident which became known as Bloody Sunday, state troopers and police attacked the marchers, including John Lewis.
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