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Neighbor Churches, Split on Race Lines, Work to Heal Divide

posted on August 29, 2016

The Associated Press’ Rachel Zoll reports from Macon, Georgia, on the relationship between two neighboring churches—one black and one white. “About 170 years ago, they were one congregation, albeit a church of masters and slaves,” Zoll writes. Now, through their work with the New Baptist Covenant, the Rev. James Goolsby and the Rev. Scott Dickison are working together to forge new alliances. They “met over lunch and an idea took shape: They’d try to find a way the congregations, neighbors for so long, could become friends. They’d try to bridge the stubborn divide of race.”

Read at Associated Press