Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Survey Shows That Talking Politics Is Most Common In the Black Church

Those who want their churches to provide political campaign information as well as a place to enjoy Christian fellowship may want to consider joining black congregations.

A new survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press finds that among religious groups, encountering political information at church is most common among black Protestants, with 36 percent of voters who regularly attend services saying information on political parties or candidates has been made available at their place of worship.

That certainly holds true at Ephesians New Testament Church in Fontana. Rev. Emory James said his fellowship often holds forums where his flock can learn about various political issues.

"These are the kinds of things that my church does, but we in no way attempt to influence someone's decisions on who to vote for," James said.

His church is not the only local one to host forums.  Read more

Source:  The Sun, Josh Dulaney


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