PBS Video Explores Interracial Churches ~ Praxis Habitus - On Race Religion & Culture

Monday, January 26, 2009

PBS Video Explores Interracial Churches

A new PBS news video brings attention to racial and ethnic diversity in churches.

Interracial Churches are Rare

The PBS program Religion & Ethics Newsweekly recently featured a video on interracial churches - an uncommon occurence among American churches.

Looking at racial diversity in churches broadly, it also focuses on the experience of Wilcrest Baptist Church in Houston. It also focuses on the African American experience.

Friends Michael Emerson (Rice University and pictured here) and Korie Edwards (Ohio State University) are featured.

Recent Books on Interracial Churches

Michael Emerson is author of

People of the Dream:
Multiracial Congregations in the United States

and, Korie Edwards is author of

The Elusive Dream:
The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

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