Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "University severs ties with the Southern Baptist Assoc."

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Article "University severs ties with the Southern Baptist Assoc."

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President Richard L. Morrill and members of the senior staff decided not to send in dues to the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools this year. According to University of Richmond Chaplain David D. Burhans, the decision was made because the University was not attending association meeting and was not receiving any benefit from the relationship. Burhans argues that although the University has had an indirect tie to the SBC for 165 years, he would rather hear the University described as “a small, private liberal arts university in the South that is related to the church” than as a “conservative Southern Baptist school”. Frank E. Eakin, chairman of the religion department, was unaware of the decision yet supports it. Wake Forest University also did not renew its membership to the SBC, according to Ellen Dockham, media relations officer at Wake Forest University.

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Sharma, Annie. "University severs ties with Southern Baptist Assoc." The University of Richmond Collegian 81, no. 16, (February 9, 1995): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19950209.2.15&e=-------en-20--21--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1995-02-09

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English

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Collegian81.16.1-19950209.JPG

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Richmond (Va.)

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Sharma, Annie, “Article "University severs ties with the Southern Baptist Assoc.",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 13, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3406.