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So we’re trying to get them acclimated a little bit.
SEVERSON: Assuming Pastor Woo is right, there are a lot of congregations that need to get acclimated.
Even though America has elected its first black president, efforts toward racial integration are often still fraught with difficulties, not least in churches where it’s been said that 11 o’clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the week. LUCKY SEVERSON: If something seems odd or unusual about these worshippers, maybe it’s the diversity, all the different colors and nationalities of their faces.
This comes as no surprise to Ohio State sociology professor Korie Edwards, author of the book “The Elusive Dream.” Professor KORIE EDWARDS (Sociology Department, Ohio State University and Author, “The Elusive Dream”): We’re segregated in housing.
Smith says when he took over the evangelical Presbyterian congregation it was mostly white, bored, and dwindling.
He said he would only agree to be pastor if members promised to integrate.
The old-fashioned method, meeting someone at church, is still worth a try.
Volunteering at a Christian charity is a good bet, too.