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Time magazine, in its January 11, 2010 issue, had an article in it about what a Chicago megachurch was doing to integrate its congregation. It even cited a quote from Dr. King. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. famously declared that "11 o’clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the week ... And the Sunday school is still the most segregated school." That largely remains true today. Despite the growing desegregation of most key American institutions, churches are still a glaring exception. Surveys from 2007, show that fewer than 8% of American congregations have a significant racial mix.

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    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Mar 17, 2003
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    [That’s the Only Problem] The young man had finished his first semester in college, and was spending the weekend at home. Somewhat bored with the old place, he was regaling his father with the wonders of his campus and the enlightened people there. After getting up a head of steam and warming up ...read more

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    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 1, 2004
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