One of Martin Luther King‘s most famous quotes concerns race and the American church. “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is 11 o’clock on Sunday morning…,” King remarked in 1963. Sadly, almost 50 years later, the church remains overwhelmingly racially divided. Only between 5% to 7.5% of churches in the U.S. are considered to be racially diverse, a designation meaning that at least 20% of a church’s members don’t belong to the predominant racial group there.

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