Church to change name to remove reference to controversial founder of Halifax

Church to change name to remove reference to controversial founder of Halifax
Halifax police participate in church service to end racial discrimination
– An African Baptist church that dates back to the early 1800s is changing its name to scrub it of any reference to Halifax's controversial founder, who some say was guilty of a type of genocide against the Mi'kmaq. Rev. Rhonda Britton of the 

Rhonda Britton, pastor of the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church, speaks during a service on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Alexa MacLean/Global News. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by …

Police and churchgoers came together under the same roof Sunday in an annual service meant to shine a light on racial discrimination. Cornwallis Street Baptist Church has been doing this for decades, and Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean Michel Blais

Halifax police try to ease tensions at church service to end discrimination

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Police get warm welcome, some criticism, as chief speaks about racial discrimination

Rev. Rhonda Britton sings as she walks through the congregation during the Church Service for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination a Cornwallis Street Baptist Church on Sunday. ©Jeff Harper/Metro. Amid the controversy surrounding the force and its

Halifax police attend annual church service to end racism

The Cornwallis Street Baptist Church will change its name because Halifax founder Edward Cornwallis was an "oppressor of our First Nations brothers and sisters," pastor Rhonda Britton says. "We don't know what the name of the church is changing to … . A historic downtown church in Halifax welcomed members of the local policing community on Sunday to share in a service dedicated to end racism. The service is held every year at the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church on United Nation's International Day …

HALIFAX — Churchgoers and uniformed officers snaked through the aisles of a historic baptist church in Halifax on Sunday, putting tensions between police and the African-Nova Scotian community aside to clap to a rendition of "Love Train" by The O'Jays.

Halifax police participate in church service to end racial discrimination
Halifax police participate in church service to end racial discrimination
HALIFAX — An African Baptist church that dates back to the early 1800s is changing its name to scrub it of any reference to Halifax's controversial founder, who some say was guilty of a type of genocide against the Mi'kmaq. Rev. Rhonda Britton of the. A yearly church service in Halifax meant to promote racial unity took place in a more charged atmosphere than usual, with two churchgoers walking out on the police chief as he spoke of the force's commitment to eliminating racial discrimination.

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