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Alvin O. Jackson, a former pastor of National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C., and once moderator of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), who resigned his posts in 2004 amid charges of plagiarism, has been chosen as the new minister of a New York City congregation. Jackson will begin as senior pastor of Park Avenue Christian Church September 17. “At a period in my life when I was overextended, overcommitted, fatigued, burned-out, struggling with depression and a lowering of my self-esteem and self-worth, I used some materials without attribution over a period of several weeks from a colleague here in New York,” Jackson said. Now, he added, “I think that I am a better person, a better preacher, certainly a healthier person because of that experience.”

 

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