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Beyond the Most Segregated Hour

Attendees mingle before the start of the 2018 Nehemiah Action Assembly at Notre Dame d’Haiti Catholic Church in March 2018 in Miami. Photo by Micah Fae Photography

Solidarity over segregation: Faith-based coalitions organize across races, religions

By Matthew J. Cressler, Adelle M. Banks — February 24, 2020

(RNS) — Author and minister Adam R. Taylor cited interracial Christian work on voter protection and multifaith efforts to combat white nationalism.

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Crossroads Church pastors Brian Tome, left, and Chuck Mingo participate in a panel during the Faith, Race and Politics conference on Jan. 13, 2020 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

Multiracial Ohio church turns conversations on race into political action

By Adelle M. Banks — January 16, 2020

CINCINNATI (RNS) — Starting with discussions about race, Crossroads Church developed ‘next steps’ for reaching into its community to alleviate racial and economic inequities.

James Forman, chief spokesman for the Black Manifesto, inspects a bulletin board in New York's Interchurch Center after he and supporting members of the National Black Economic Development Conference seized three floors of offices in 1969. The NBEDC sought $500 million in reparations from the white religious community. RNS file photo

50 years after ‘Black Manifesto,’ religious groups take up reparations again

By Matthew J. Cressler, Adelle M. Banks — December 30, 2019

(RNS) — Five decades later, the reparations debate has reentered the national spotlight, with some religious institutions leading the way. 

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