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    Church Pastors See Hope Past Obama Presidency

    Eight years ago, the Rev. Derrick Harkins could hardly contain his joy when President-elect Barack Obama and the first family worshipped at the 19th...

    Faith Leaders Assess Obama Presidency

    While political scientists and historians are academically dissecting the Obama administration, a book has been published doing the same type of analysis for the...

    Controversial Bishop Eddie Long Dies at 63 from Aggressive Cancer

    Bishop Eddie Long, the controversial pastor of the Lithonia, Ga. megachurch New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, has died, according to a statement from the...

    Strain on Forgiveness after Charleston Church Massacre, other Killings

    The victims' families spoke words of forgiveness in Charleston after nine black people were massacred in a historic church by Dylann Roof, a white...

    Singer Joe Ligon of Gospel Group Mighty Clouds of Joy Dies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Joe Ligon, the dynamic front man of the Grammy-winning gospel group Mighty Clouds of Joy, has died. He was...

    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...