Building trust: Churches form partnership to strengthen racial unity | Local News


DARLINGTON, S.C. – It is more difficult to dislike someone you know. That is why Cornerstone Baptist Church and Round O Baptist Church have formed a partnership to strengthen racial unity, pastors at the churches said.

Cornerstone is a predominantly Anglo congregation, and Round O is a predominantly African-American congregation.

Last week, 450 members from both churches worked side by side on repair projects throughout the Pee Dee. Projects ranged from beautifying schools to cleanup assistance for people in need.

But for the pastors at the churches, it is not just about providing a day of free labor. It is about seeing members from different races form relationships as they…

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