With new president, Atlantic churches seek fuller reckoning with complicated history. ADAM MACINNIS|

Canadian Baptists Push Race Conversation Beyond Black History Month

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Rhonda Britton typically gets invited to preach at white churches one month of the year—February.

She’s happy to accept those invitations during Canada’s African Heritage Month, but it’s also clear to her that annual sermons from one black person are not enough to address the problems of racism in the country or in the church.

“My job is to prepare the hearts of people who have been wounded. People have been traumatized, and people are living with trauma,” said Britton. “You can’t just deliver one sermon a year.”

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