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Rev. Stephen J. Thurston, president of the National Baptist Convention of America, has a unique way of taking an offering. Near the close of the second joint winter board meeting of four historic black denominations in Atlanta on Wednesday, he suggested that pastors and others give $100 each. In some circles that might not be […]

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Adelle M. Banks

Adelle M. Banks is production editor and a national correspondent at RNS. She previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.

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