Racial Diversity in a Changing Harlem Congregation

Video. 8:32. Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, July 10, 2015.

This video by PBS details the changes and growth of First Corinthian Church in Harlem, New York.


interviews of the pastor and church members

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Gain a better understanding of culture change as it relates to racial diversity and inclusion.
  • Be inspired by the story of a congregation in New York and the changes they underwent after hearing from its pastor and members.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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