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Church members rally against foreclosure bid

AME church members vow to fight foreclosure attempt

Many had already been to church in the morning, but they returned Sunday night, by the hundreds, to rally around the Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church, and to protest the owners of OneUnited Bank, who are trying to foreclose on the historic black church and auction off its property.

More than 300 people gathered at the Roxbury church, which is on Warren Street, for a two-hour meeting marked by rousing speeches and church hymns. Led by the Boston TenPoint Coalition’s chief, Rev. Jeffrey Brown, a host ofministers, politicians, and community leaders crowded onto the altar and gave impassioned sermons against greed and injustice, bringing the packed church to its feet.

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