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    Montgomery County Faith Leaders Assert Political Agenda

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Montgomery County’s clergy of color are working together across race and faith perspective to represent the needs of their congregations and ensure all voices are heard as the 2018...

    Church Organization Fights For Food Equity in the Black Community

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In 2018, it is important to find ways to empower our communities with resources, education and economic opportunity.  Many churches and Pastors have various community programs that  meet these...

    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 73. Thompson died at his home July 16 after months-long illness,...

    Houston Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell: ‘I am Innocent’

    By Kamau High, AFRO Managing Editor, [email protected] Kirbyjon Caldwell, the well-known Houston megachurch pastor who delivered both invocations at George W. Bush’s inaugurations and was a spiritual adviser to Barack Obama, says he is innocent of the...

    James Cone, Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies at 79

    By The Associated Press Theologian James Cone, who as a founder of Black liberation theology linked Christian faith with the struggle against racism and oppression, has died. He was 79. Cone was hospitalized last week and...

    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 denomination. Reid and five of his colleagues were elected as...

    Chicago Bishop Curry to Speak at Royal Wedding Ceremony

    By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says the head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, will speak at the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. Curry,...

    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 News, Dr. Eric Walsh, a Seventh-day Adventist minister, was ordered...

    Baltimore Health Ministries Issues Appeal to Clergy

    By AFRO Staff The Health Ministries Network, which “establish a clearinghouse for mobilizing personal participation in available health care initiatives through community churches and other local faith-based organizations,” will be holding an organizational meeting April...

    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 region. At the 50th Quadrennial Session of the AME Zion Church,...

    Bishop Walter Thomas Celebrates 43 Years as Pastor

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Baltimore is known for its vibrant church community.  On any given day of the week, there is something exciting happening.  New Psalmist Baptist Church celebrated the pastoral anniversary of...

    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 white sheets and lynching African Americans and with coral ropes...

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