“Ruth explained again and again that the Unity system for licensing teachers and ordaining ministers was stacked against Black people with tests that were biased in favor of whites, and that its discriminatory practices were counter to Unity teachings. In other words, Unity was not practicing what it preached.”
In honor of Black History month, Senior Minister Rev. Karen Lindvig looks at Unity’s own denominational history around entrenched racism. The stories of Rev. Ruth Mosley and Rev. Johnnie Coleman illustrate what it takes to make change in the world, whether it means coaxing a traditionalist leadership to bend, or striking out on one’s own entirely.
Gerald Schley blesses the offering.
Our Worship Arts includes special guest Jimmy Shields.
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