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Ethno-Racial Diversity within Indianapolis Congregations

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Title: Ethno-Racial Diversity within Indianapolis Congregations
Author: Wedam, Elfriede
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Abstract: More than forty years after the civil rights movement began to mobilize against racial segregation, religious congregations continue to reflect the segregation Americans experience in their voluntary associations in general. Diversity in public institutions does not translate easily into diversity within voluntary associations. Diversity in congregations is created by the combined effect of the congregation’s neighborhood context—its racial, ethnic, and class makeup—and the kinds of choices congregations make in response to the challenge of diversity. Most important is a conscious decision to be diverse. The stories of these congregations point to new ways of thinking about pluralism in voluntary associations generally. Roundtable discussion follows essay.
Date: 1999-08
Series/Report: vol.2 no.4;
Appears in Collections: Research Notes 1997-2001


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