Friday, August 15, 2008

Poll on race stresses need for ‘sacred conversations’

Poll on race stresses need for ‘sacred conversations’

Source: Dallas Baptist Standard - Dallas, TX, USA


Date: 14 August, 2008

A recent New York Times/CBS News poll revealing deep national divisions along racial lines is an urgent reminder of the need for “sacred conversations on race,” the head of the National Council of Churches said …

The call for sermons on race was issued earlier this year by John H. Thomas, general minister and president of the United Church of Christ, and promptly endorsed by Kinnamon and other church leaders. Thomas made the call as church leaders gathered on the steps of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ and defended Jeremiah Wright, then the target of a storm of criticism for remarks deemed unpatriotic and radical by critics.

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