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Church: Church Members and Thomas

church: But it can get downright heated, even scrappy, according to Metro News. It's not just a church for East Preston, says Minister Matthew Thomas, who believes that dealing with issues of faith and issues of racism, oppression and injustice for Black Haligonians are one in the same. Black church members are not shy to air their experiences with racism and discrimination as part of weekly conversation. When we talk about being pro-Black, that doesn't mean we're anti-white. We don't ignore that; we just work through it. We've had to have that conversation in Bible study, said Thomas. ( As reported in the news.