During the 1960s when church membership became involved in civil rights activities in Chattanooga, a fire bomb was set in the Sunday School building and then the main building was fire-bombed. An upright piano in the present church still bears the marks of the fire.
TIPL welcomes the historic Chattanooga Universalist Church as a faith group partner.
For Glendale Baptist Church of Nashville, concerns over racism and economic injustice came into sharper focus during the debates over the desegregation of Nashville’s public schools in 1971. Public positions taken by church leadership in support of desegregation efforts, along with changes in leadership style, caused the majority of church members ultimately to leave the church.
Today Glendalers have forged new understandings of the church and Christian discipleship. These members proclaimed a strong belief in God’s grace and mercy and held that God’s disciples should work as agents for change in the world. During this process, the church embraced gender equality, with both women and men serving as deacons and as heads of the divisions that carry out the work of the church.
TIPL welcomes this historic justice church as a faith group partner.
TIPL welcomes Unity of Music City as our faith group partner. We join with Unity in fulfilling its “sacred responsibility, individually and collectively, to make a positive difference through personal example and active service in our church, our community and our world.