Friday, April 21, 2006

For many, tithing a welcome duty | Chicago Tribune

For many, tithing a welcome duty | Chicago Tribune: "For many, tithing a welcome duty
Tradition runs strong in black communities

By Avis Thomas-Lester
The Washington Post
Published April 21, 2006

WASHINGTON -- LaVonne and Bernard Snowden have three children in private school, two flourishing careers and an elegant house in Mitchellville, Md. As thanks for those blessings, the Snowdens said, they give 10 percent of everything they make to their church.

Carla Brooks, a Howard University graduate student, doesn't bring in much except her financial aid and what she earns working part time. Even so, she puts 10 percent of her money in an envelope marked 'tithes.'"

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