(CHRISTIAN HEADLINES) – A new survey indicates the number of multiethnic congregations in the United States may be increasing, even if predominantly single-ethnic congregations remain in the majority.
The poll by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University shows that mixed-race congregations comprise 16 percent of Christian churches in the United States, while 67 percent are predominantly white, 10 percent mostly black, and 4 percent largely Hispanic.
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“Some 60 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King pronounced Sunday at 11 a.m. to be the most segregated hour of the week,” said George Barna, director of research at the Cultural Research Center. “Things have changed for the better since that declaration, but most congregations are still dominated by a single racial or ethnic group.”