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Separate but Equal

Curtiss Paul DeYoung

in United by Faith

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780195152159
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849659 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152159.003.0008
Separate but Equal

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As has been seen Native American and African American congregations were separately established as a result of racism. This chapter looks at a number of other questions which have arisen: Would the Native Americans and African Americans have wanted to participate in separate worship services because of their cultural differences? Would separation still come about in church even without the presence of racism? Through having an understanding of the unique features of history and culture, and through examining the symbols of faith, this chapter looks into the reasons for establishing uniracial congregations in the specific cases observed in Latino, Asian American, and white communities.

Keywords: Latino communities; Asian American communities; white communities; uniracial congregation; separation

Chapter.  5268 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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