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(RNS) The predominantly white United Methodist Church and five historically black denominations have agreed after more than a decade of discussions to enter a full communion agreement. By Adelle M. Banks.

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Adelle M. Banks

Adelle M. Banks is production editor and a national correspondent at RNS. She joined the staff in 1995 after working for more than 10 years at daily newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Binghamton and Syracuse, The Providence Journal and the Orlando Sentinel.


  1. Very commendable for the Methodist church.
    Perhaps you can do a race relations article on the Seventh-day Adventist church which elected Black presidents to the world wide church and North American Division several years ago. Also, the diversity of leadership in all areas of the church is worth mentioning.

  2. Adelle M. Banks

    Thanks for your comment, adventtruth. Does anyone else have recent examples of diverse leadership and/or improving race relations in denominations?