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Church panel tackles race diversity

August 1, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

BUTLER TWP — Calling it the first in a series of “ongoing conversations,” the Rev. Brady Randall of Orchard Hill Church’s Butler campus invited a four-person panel to the church Saturday to discuss “race and the church” in the midst of a national reckoning with diversity.

The panel — comprised of David Bowens, a Black worship leader at the church’s Wexford campus; Heather Warheit, a white woman with a biracial sister; and Emily and Justin Barnes, an interracial deaf couple — talked for roughly 90 minutes on their experiences with race and disability in the U.S.

This is an excerpt from a story that appears in Monday's Butler Eagle.