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United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race

Curtiss Paul DeYoung, Michael O. Emerson, George Yancey, and Karen Chai Kim


In the last four decades, desegregation has revolutionized almost every aspect of life in the United States: schools, businesses, government offices, even entertainment. But there is one area that remains largely untouched, and that is the church. Now comes a major new call for multiracial congregations in every possible setting—a call that is surprisingly controversial, even in the 21st century. This book looks at relationships between the races in the United States. It notes, however, that a belief persists that racial segregation is an acceptable, even useful practice. The book examines thi ... More

Keywords: desegregation, United States, church, multicultural congregations, races, African-American churches, Latino churches, interracialism, Asian Americans, Native Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195152159
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152159.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Curtiss Paul DeYoung, author
Bethel College, St.Paul, MN

Michael O. Emerson, author
Rice University
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George Yancey, author
University of North Texas