Leaders from MN State Baptist Convention, AME Church, ELCA Lutheran Church, and the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World discussed the extraction of wealth from communities of color
Minneapolis – Led by ISAIAH’s President Rev. Paul Slack and the President of MN State Baptist Convention, Rev. Dr. Billy Russell, clergy from multiple denominations met with Congressman Keith Ellison today to discuss reforming the predatory practice of payday lending at the state and federal level. Clergy called out the practice of payday loans as usury and specifically targeting the poor and people of color – keeping parishioners in debt and stuck in poverty.