June 27, 2018

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Guess Who's Coming to Church: Multiracial Congregations Triple Among Protestants: Sociologists evaluate the progress and future of the evangelical push for church diversity. (KATE SHELLNUTT, JUNE 22, 2018, Christianity Today)

The multiethnic church movement is working: Protestant churches in the US have become three times more likely to be racially diverse than they were 20 years ago.

The percentage of Protestant churches where no one racial group makes up more than 80 percent of the congregation tripled from 4 percent in 1998 to 12 percent in 2012, according to new research out this week from Baylor University. Evangelicals and Pentecostals show even higher levels of diverse churches, up to 15 percent and 16 percent, respectively.

Overall, nearly 1 in 5 of all American worshipers belong to a multiethnic congregation.

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