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Religion and Race

Pentecostal Groups Vow To End Racial Divide

Religious News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion

(RNS) When he was a boy, the Rev. Thomas Barclay noticed a difference between the worshippers of his small Pentecostal denomination and churches he vi...

The Evangelical Church and Racial Reconciliation

Michael Wear | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion
Michael Wear

How should the evangelical church help to "solve this race problem?" The answer is the same as it was 50 years ago: not just by sparking a "national conversation," but by examining our hearts and reforming our laws. That is how we start to reconcile that segregated Sunday morning.

Kneel-Ins And The Last Segregated Hour

Stephen R. Haynes | Posted 02.02.2013 | Religion
Stephen R. Haynes

The most concerted effort to challenge church segregation was launched during the first half of the 1960s, when the same young people who were integrating lunch counters, parks and libraries took aim at white churches.

Southern Baptists, Gay Rights And The Freedom Rhetoric Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Michael G. Long | Posted 08.25.2012 | Religion
Michael G. Long

The public rhetoric of Martin Luther King, Jr., never welcomed gays. But this does not mean that it is right for Southern Baptists to fault homosexual rights activists for appropriating the rhetoric of the civil rights movement led by King.