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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Iowa Independent: Panel of clergy confronts issues of race, Obama and Rev. Wright at Iowa Juneteenth celebration

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Independent

A panel of clergy will discuss issues of race and the controversy
sparked by Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., Democratic Presidential Nominee
Barack Obama's former minister, during an upcoming Juneteenth panel
discussion in Des Moines. "There is no one standard of what the church
is in the African-American community. The variety or diversity of
religion, even within our community, gives way for the need for people
to come together to discuss what it means," said Gary Lawson, founder
and chair of the Iowa Juneteenth Observance. "What happened with
Barack Obama and Wright - what does it mean? The only way to ferret
that out is to discuss it."


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