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A pastor’s dream, a Roxbury church in crisis

Proud Roxbury church, buried deep in debt, leans on the courts and faith to survive

The women joined hands with a pastor and began to pray until their voices rang out. “United we stand, divided we fall,’’ they said. “We’re here today!’’

They were not even members of the church where they had come to pray. But word was everywhere that the historic Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church was in trouble. They came to plead for its salvation.

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