Tag Archives: Dr. Jerry Taylor

New Abilene African-American Council of Leaders Declares ‘Hatred Will Not Find A Home Here’

By LORETTA FULTON “Racism is a sin. It is a sin against God.” With those strong words, Kelvin Kelley set the tone for a press conference announcing the formation of the Abilene African-American Council of Leaders. The press conference was held Monday at North Second and Mulberry streets in front of Station 1 Venue, a former fire station that has

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McMurry, ACU HOSTING UNITY Vigils

McMurry and Abilene Christian universities are hosting rallies and vigils Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The ACU Carl Spain Center on Race Studies & Spiritual Action is hosting a Community Rally & Press Conference Calling for National Unity with leaders of the Abilene community at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the ACU Amphitheater, located near the bell tower. This Community Rally

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ACU’S Carl Spain Center Issues ‘Letters of Conscience’

The Carl Spain Center on Race Studies & Spiritual Action, housed at Abilene Christian University, has issued a series of letters, collectively titled “The Letters of Conscience to the Churches in America: A Courageous Christian Response to White Supremacy.” The letters were written by men and women from a variety of walks of life, including many familiar to Abilenians, with

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FACING FEAR WITH COURAGE

“Why Courage Matters” will be the topic for a Lunch & Learn Aug. 29 at Abilene Christian University. The public is invited to hear Jerry Taylor, associate professor of Bible, missions and ministry and executive director of the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action at ACU. Cost is $15. Registration will remain open through Aug. 25 at

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ICAN HONORS ‘HEROES’

By LORETTA FULTON No greater tribute could have been paid to the Civil Rights giant Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniverary of his assassination than the “sermon” delivered April 4 by Dr. Jerry Taylor. King was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. Exactly 51 years later, Taylor, a religion

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