The Sort-Of Socialist Church Is Taking a Radical Approach to Christianity

Buzzfeed‘s Anne Helen Petersen reports that Jubilee Baptist, a church in North Carolina, has relaunched itself as a “quasi-socialist, anti-racist, LGBTQ-affirming church.” The congregation gives out grants for debt forgiveness while criticizing capitalism and systems of injustice. Its name is taken from the biblical tradition of the Jubilee year when debts were forgiven. “What Jubilee Baptist is doing isn’t new,” Petersen writes. “It just might feel that way because so many other churches, specifically the churches that have catered to the bourgeois and the comfortably middle-class, have not prioritized that obligation for years.”

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