Toggle Menu

Rap Sheet

Links on R&P from around the web

How Churches Are Slowly Becoming Less Segregated

posted on October 14, 2014

The Wall Street Journal‘s Laura Meckler reports, “Pastors who seek more diverse congregations—whether motivated by theology or changing neighborhoods—quickly discover that such diversity is easy to conceive but hard to execute.” The proportion of U.S. churches with mixed-race congregations rose from 7 percent in 1998 to 13 percent in 2012, according to an analysis of the National Congregations Study, a survey run by Duke University. But not everyone is on board. “There are black bodies that assimilate into white culture,” Eboni Marshall Turman, director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School, said, “but there is an erasure of black Christian tradition.”

Read at The Wall Street Journal