by Michael Gallo
Habitat for Humanity has mobilized a volunteer labor force for the rebuilding of black churches burned down in suspected arson fires. International Paper has pledged all the necessary lumber, and other donors have pledged Bibles, hymnals, and choir robes. In just a few month’s time, churches, Sunday schools, individual Christians and non-Christians alike have donated a total of $9 million to the National Council of Churches (NCC) Burned Churches Fund. All this American generosity and compassion is to help rebuild some 40 to 60 churches destroyed by a sudden rise in racially motivated arsons of southern black churches. Who would question that a good thing is being done for fellow Christians and for rac . . .
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