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Moving Forward in Truth: Just Our Church

Moving Forward in Truth: Just Our Church

Written by Kathy H. Culmer, DMin on

St. Luke the Evangelist Episcopal Church was the third African American Episcopal Church to reach mission status in the Diocese of Texas and the first in the city of Houston. In 1899, the Committee on New Parishes of the Diocese of Texas received an application from “the congregation (Negro) of...

“One Church: Separate But Not Equal”

“One Church: Separate But Not Equal”

Written by Kathy H. Culmer, DMin on

After the Civil War, white Episcopalians found themselves in a spiritual and ethical quandary as to what to do about freed slaves. Several issues faced them: 1) Reclaiming the masses of newly emancipated slaves who fled the church once they were declared “free;” 2) Training of black preachers...

Multi-cultural or Multi-racial?

Multi-cultural or Multi-racial?

Written by The Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart on

Multi-cultural, multi-racial, interracial, culturally diverse? These and other terms have been used in the attempt to describe congregations that have more than one race. Yet, a congregation can be multi-racial and not multi-cultural; the faces are different; however, worship can be seen as...

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