In a campus-wide letter June 19, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) President Adam W. Greenway “repudiated” racism and called on the SWBTS community to model “what it looks like for followers of Christ to live and learn alongside each other in a spirit of unity.”
“To our Black brothers and sisters, we affirm that Black lives do indeed matter,” Greenway wrote. “But this statement is simply the bare minimum affirmation, for Black lives do not just matter – Black lives are made in the image of God, Black lives are loved, and Black lives are worthy of being treated with the inherent dignity bestowed by God Himself.”
Coming on the annual celebration marking the ending of slavery in the United States, Greenway concluded, “On this Juneteenth in the year of our Lord 2020, I stand alongside all my Black brothers and sisters in calling for justice and righteousness to flow like a mighty flood, and as we move forward together as a seminary and college community, I pray you will join me in this stand.”
Read the entire letter here.