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Rev. Wright and Churches as Political Organizers

A reader passes this along:

An interesting 2004 article from the Pew Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy in which Jeremiah Wright and other black pastors lament that a younger generation of black clergy have started to shun politics as an integral part of their ministries:

From the article:

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. is one pastor who believes in “preaching his people to the polls.”

The head of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago has launched a “4 in ‘04″ campaign, urging each church member to take four people to the polls. Voting, he said, “should be a collective responsibility, and I charge each individual I pastor to take this on.”

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