A Time for Burning (1967)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Morality & Values, Race & Ethnicity, Religions & Belief Systems, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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It says in the Bible, "Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." (James 1:22). This Academy Award-nominated documentary shows how difficult it can be to put that Christian injunction into practice. Filmed in 1966, a time of heightened black and white racial tensions in the United States, this program chronicles the debate, decision, and action by the white, middle-class congregation of the Augustana Lutheran Church in Omaha, NE, that attempted to bridge the barrier between themselves and the black community of the city.

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Christianity, church, Civil-Rights, community, congregation, racial-tension