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Editor's Notes

Lindsey Coleman is a senior Liberal Arts major. at Murray State She will recieve her BA in May 2018. This research is her Honors thesis, completed as part of the Honors diploma. Her mentors were Dr. Andrew Black and Dr. Barbara Cobb.

Abstract

Systemic racial injustice affects every area of life, including religion. The history of the Protestant church is fraught with a habit to hurt more than help in this regard. The demographics, rhetoric, and culture of a church can contribute to racial superiority among white members and lead to an incorrect reading of scripture that supports racial injustice. This paper analyzes the ways in which Sojourn Midtown Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky, has used relationships, leadership, and worship to reflect attitudes of racial reconciliation.

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