February 19, 2014

Pentecostal groups agree to bridge a century-old racial divide

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Pentecostal leaders Thomas Barclay and George O. Wood, center, stand together as their denominations accept a partnership agreement after nearly 100 years of division. Photo courtesy of Jorge Tobar

Pentecostal leaders Thomas Barclay and George O. Wood, center, stand together as their denominations accept a partnership agreement after nearly 100 years of division. Photo courtesy of Jorge Tobar

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(RNS) In 1917, a missionary couple were told they couldn't receive support to travel to Liberia with the fledgling Assemblies of God because they were “colored.”