| By Mary Bowerman |
After a 150-year-old history that began during slavery and survived race riots and two fires, Shiloh Baptist Church faces a new obstacle: a congregation that can no longer afford to live in close proximity to the church.
Thomas Bowen, the social justice minister at Shiloh Baptist Church says as Washington, D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood has changed, many long-term residents who did not own homes have moved out of the city, others have struggled to pay rising rent.
“The community has changed,” Cowen said. “We believe that those coming into the community will find something of value. We also continue to find ways to meet the needs of those in our community.”