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Common Read at CC 2021-22

This guide accompanies the book for CC's Common Read Program.


Baptist, Protestantism

Gospel Choirs -meet for fellowship and sing praises to God.

Gospel music (The Gospel Music Association: Home) is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace. Gospel music usually has dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) with Christian lyrics.

Liberation In Truth Unity Fellowship Church, Newark is a space that is spiritually affirming to all races regardless of gender, sexual orientation or spiritual belief

Working for Urban Promise. a Christian non-profit youth organization in Camden, "We traveled to churches in the suburbs to tell the unique stories of Camden youth and families we served as if Camden were a faraway place in a third world country." (p.189)

Following that, Moore began teaching, the last job he thought he'd do, for Christian Brothers Schools. "Here was my opportunity to step up, to pay my love forward, to fill the role so that a well-meaning white missionary world not have to move to Camden to do the work I knew I needed to take on." (p192)