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    Episcopal Church Elects 1st Black Woman to Lead Diocese

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Episcopal Church has elected the first Black woman to lead one of its dioceses. The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was elected Friday...

    Ga. Pastor Refuses State Order to Submit Sermons

    A Georgia minister is refusing an order from officials in that state that he turn over his sermons for officials to review. According to Fox...

    Why Did Jesus Weep: Because #BlackLivesMatter Too?

    For the last four visible years America has endured, once again, the polarizing effects of racism and injustice. Yet, instead of the perpetrators wearing...

    Christian Groups Have Renewed Focus on Fighting Racism

    Christian groups have recently been putting more time and resources into addressing racism, with the issue at the forefront because of police shootings of...

    Neighbor Churches, Split on Race Lines, Work to Heal Divide

    MACON,Ga. (AP) — There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a...

    Moore Ready to Lead Mid-Atlantic District

    African Methodist Episcopal Zion Bishop W. Darin Moore is looking forward to his new assignment. He is now the leader of the denomination’s Mid-Atlantic...

    Alabama Pastor Says Racism Played Role in His Termination

    An Alabama pastor said he was fired from his church July 31 because he wanted to invite African Americans to Vacation Bible School (VBS). Pastor...

    AME Zions Elect 4 New Bishops

    (Updated 07/28/2016) The Rev. Staccato Powell, pastor of Grace AME Zion Church in Raleigh, N.C., was the first bishop elected during the General Conference...

    Bishop Frank Reid Continues Family AME Legacy

    Newly elected African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Bishop Frank Madison Reid III is ready to assume his position as part of the leadership team of...

    The National Black Church Initiative Condemns the North Miami Police Department for a Bad...

    50,000 Protesters are Ready  Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7...

    The National Black Church Initiative Stands with Black Lives Matter, Calls Sheriff David Clarke’s...

    Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans,...

    AME Zion Bishop Richard Thompson Dies at 73

    Bishop Richard Keith Thompson, a longtime religious leader in Washington, D.C., and in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Zion Church, has died. He was...