Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Obama's IAF Connections Help Him Move Between Mainline and "Evangelical"

This is not extraordinary. It would be quite natural for Democratic candidate Barack Obama to move from his mainline, UCC background to a "born-again" African American environment. Why? First, because there are more social-justice affinities than differences between mainline denominations and the bulk of African American churches, even "born-again" ones. Second, Obama has an IAF background. The Industrial Areas Foundation has made a habit of building coalitions for decades between mainline and African American churches by focusing on their common interests.

Believe me. I'm not talking out-of-school. Or basing this strictly on my own opinion.

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