How Churches Are Slowly Becoming Less Segregated: Pastors Seeking Racially Diverse Congregations Cope With Culture Clashes; Should Children Be Shushed?
(Wall Street Journal — October 13, 2014)
CINCINNATI—As voices and music swelled on a recent Sunday morning, bringing a traditional 19th-century hymn to an arena-rock crescendo, hands of all hues reached toward the heavens.
“This is beautiful,” said pastor Chris Beard, looking over pews filled with African-American, white and Asian worshipers in a church service that opened with a prayer for two dozen Ethiopian babies and closed with a benediction in Korean.
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