NEWS STORY: At the Place of Methodism’s Racial Split, a Time for Reconciliation

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c. 2000 Religion News Service PHILADELPHIA _ More than 200 years after racism compelled Richard Allen to leave St. George’s Church, the freed slave returned to the red brick colonial church and received communion from his good friend, Bishop Francis Asbury. Allen left the church in 1787 when white parishioners excluded him and other blacks […]

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