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    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...

    AME Zion Church Set to Hold 50th Quadrennial Conference in Greensboro, N.C.

    The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church will hold its 50th Quadrennial Conference at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel & Koury Convention Center in Greensboro,...

    The Six New AME Bishops Get Assignments

    The six newly-elected bishops in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church recently received their assignments and they will be administering to members of their...

    United Methodist Church Elects 4 Black Women Bishops

    (Updated 7/16/2016)  Four African-American women were recently elected as bishops at quadrennial meetings of the United Methodist Church, further removing the glass ceiling for...

    Rev. Jamal Bryant Jokes About Open Marriages on New TV Show

    Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor and founder of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple AME Church, has come under fire for his remarks seeming to support open...

    The National Black Church Initiative Calls the BREXIT Vote Shocking, Destabilizing and Racist in...

    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,...

    Southern Baptists Repudiate Confederate Flag

    The Southern Baptist Convention, which was founded as a pro-slavery denomination and is the largest Protestant church in the United States, recently passed a...

    Muslim View of LGBT People in Spotlight after Orlando Attack

    NEW YORK (AP) — After the massacre in Orlando, the head of a prominent Muslim advocacy group stood before a bank of microphones and...

    Southern Baptists Shifting Traditional Conservative Politics at Meeting

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention has been closely associated with conservative politics for years, but at its annual meeting this week...

    US Muslims Draw Inspiration from Ali’s Fight for his Faith

    DETROIT (AP) — Even in his final months, Muhammad Ali was speaking out on behalf of Islam, the religion he so famously embraced in...

    Diversity Remains Elusive in U.S. Churches

    Churches in the United States remain bastions of segregation decades after the Civil Rights Movement produced legal barriers to the practice. In 1963, the...