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In the US, Black church leaders push for census participation despite coronavirus

US Census form

RNS Community of Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church in Maryland is switching gears as it promotes the need for African Americans to fill out the 2020 census form in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The Prince George’s County congregation had planned to hold block parties with other churches in the Washington metropolitan area to […]

US faith groups condemn citizenship question on census

RNS Citing both moral imperatives and concerns about accuracy, religious groups are speaking out against a new citizenship question slated to be included in the 2020 US census. The US Department of Commerce, which oversees the census, announced Monday it would accept a request made in December by the Department of Justice to include a question about […]