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Harriet Tubman’s Canadian church seeks help for repairs
« on: November 04, 2017, 07:55:19 AM »
(RNS) — A century and a half ago, a new Canadian church gave fleeing slaves a place to worship. Now the sanctuary that welcomed Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman and other escapees needs help itself
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Rochelle Bush, one of the 11 remaining members who launched the campaign, is the great-great-great-granddaughter of the Rev. James Harper, who was the minister in charge of the congregation when Tubman attended and when it changed its affiliation from the African Methodist Episcopal Church to BME.

“We became British Methodist Episcopal in 1856 because nobody wanted to go back for conference (in the United States) because of the fugitive slave laws,” Bush said, adding that about 10 churches in Ontario remain British Methodist Episcopal and consider the AME Church their parent organization.
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Re: Harriet Tubman’s Canadian church seeks help for repairs
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 07:57:47 AM »
I hope they find somebody to give!
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Re: Harriet Tubman’s Canadian church seeks help for repairs
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 10:40:38 AM »
^Same here, just not me.
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Re: Harriet Tubman’s Canadian church seeks help for repairs
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 12:16:17 AM »
I literally live across the street from this church. I see very few parishioners attending Sunday services. Visitors mostly seem to be school children on field trips and elderly (largely black) day-trippers midweek. It is a de-facto museum at it is, and that's probably its future.

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Re: Harriet Tubman’s Canadian church seeks help for repairs
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 06:11:58 AM »
I literally live across the street from this church. I see very few parishioners attending Sunday services. Visitors mostly seem to be school children on field trips and elderly (largely black) day-trippers midweek. It is a de-facto museum at it is, and that's probably its future.

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Depressing.   Christianity was the faith that energized the heroes of the Underground Railroad.  It was its "third rail," the source of motive power that kept heroic conductors like Harriet Tubman going in the face of terrible danger.  It would be a pity to see the Christian aspect of the Underground Railroad be de-emphasized even more than it already has been.
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