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Friday, September 7, 2018

Confederate Memorial Became a Multiracial Worship Site

How a Confederate Memorial Became a Multiracial Worship Site
How a Confederate Memorial Became a Multiracial Worship Site
A partnership of hundreds of Atlanta pastors brought the church together at an unlikely destination. Could more cities follow their lead?
Josh M. Shepherd
Rising 825 feet over the skyline of Atlanta, Stone Mountain is the most-visited destination in the state of Georgia. On its north face, a carving in the granite wall depicts three figures central to the Confederacy: Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Stonewall Jackson.
Against this backdrop, observers might have puzzled over the scene unfolding on a recent Saturday at the top of the monument. An ethnically diverse crowd of more than 3,000 people, the majority under age 30, sang as a full rock band ...
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