Last year, two Roswell churches, one predominantly black, the other predominantly white, embarked on an ambitious project.

The congregations were reeling from a series of high-profile, racially charged, police-involved killings of African-Americans. Eagles Nest and Roswell Community church congregations wanted to talk about the role race plays not only in policing, but in their lives. They knew they couldn’t solve the dilemma of race, but doing nothing did not seem like an option.