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    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...

    Black Church Group Stands with N.C. Governor: Condemns Transgender Rights

      The National Black Church Initiative, a group of 34,000 churches in America, on Friday issued a blistering condemnation of a city’s efforts in North...

    Rev. Jamal Bryant Breaks Silence Over Latest Allegations

    On May 12, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple Church took to social media to address rumors and allegations that he...

    The National Black Church Initiative Calls The Election Results of Baltimore City Corrupt, Asks...

    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...