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Arguing the Case for Multiracial Congregations

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/9780195152159.003.0009
Arguing the Case for Multiracial Congregations

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Richard Twiss is just one of the many people of color to have experienced instances of implied discrimination in church and who can attest that uniracial congregations could possibly be more efficient and less offensive to ethnicity, race, and culture. Is it really possible to establish a church for all nations without other races being stepped on? Wouldn't it be better to have uniracial congregations in today's racialized society? This chapter addresses arguments that are in favor of uniracial congregations, keeping in mind that the book still asserts for multiracial congregations. In doing this, this chapter looks into pragmatic, theological, cultural, activist, and sociological reasons.

Keywords: uniracial congregation; discrimination; Richard Twiss; all nations; congregations; racialized society

Chapter.  6035 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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