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Facing Racism

Members of CARE (Citizens Advocating Racial Equity) met Jan. 11 at First Baptist Church, Ordinary, to plan Facing Racism in a Diverse Community. The upcoming community discussion, planned for Feb. 18-19, is meant to help all kinds of people take part in meaningful dialogue to examine gaps among racial and ethnic groups and to create institutional and policy change. Those present included, seated in front, the Rev. Ward Warren of First Baptist, Terri Byrne of Abingdon Episcopal, Deacon John Perrin of the First United Baptist; second row, Laverne Forrest of First Baptist, Stacey Perecko and Mark Chapman of Grace Covenant; in back, the Rev. Doug Nagel of Grace Covenant, Deacon Keith Osborn of First Baptist, and Kathy Phillips; not pictured, the Rev. Sven vanBaars of Abingdon Episcopal.

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