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An Episcopal Presidential Lament

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Rarely do I write in the first person, because I consider myself a pluralistic and corporate being always accompanied by a great cloud of witnesses and the triune Godhead. This missive in this moment is a deviation from the...

Black Methodist Churches Demand Justice

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“A cry was heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning Rachel weeps for her children, Refusing to be comforted, for they are dead.” -Mathew 2:18 SENIOR BISHOPS OF THE 3 BLACK METHODIST CHURCHES DECRY THE SENSELESS ASSASSINATIONS OF BLACK SONS AND DAUGHTERS...

From Peaceful Protesting to a President Posing

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Thousands took to the streets of downtown D.C., June 1, to protest systemic racism after the unlawful death of George Floyd, who died from the murderous knee of Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer who...

Bishop’s Statement on the Current Crisis in Our Nation

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A Message from Bishop Sutton about the Current Crisis Dear Sisters and Brothers, We are enduring a spring of the deadly outbreaks of three viruses: Covid-19, racism and violence. We’re suffering from over 100,000 deaths of the coronavirus as of today,...

Faith Leaders in Dual Roles Guiding Congregations and Police

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By Giovanna Dell'Orto The Associated Press As an African-American pastor who serves as a chaplain in the Minneapolis police precinct where the White officer charged with murdering George Floyd worked, the Rev. Charles Graham believes he is exactly where God intended.  "God...

Masks Handed Out to Help St. Louis-Area Black Churches Open

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By Jim Salter The Associated Press Bishop Floyd Williams knows that the coronavirus has proven especially lethal in the Black community, so his decision to reopen his End Times Christian Assembly in St. Louis comes with some trepidation. Still, Williams says that...

Commentary on Ahmaud Arbery: ‘We’re Under Attack,’ Armor of God

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By Rev. George C. Gilbert Jr. Rev. George C. Gilbert Jr. is the Assistant to the Pastor and Director of the Music Ministry at Holy Trinity United Baptist Church in Northeast, D.C. and a member of the Social Justice Commission...

Bethlehem Nativity Church Reopens After Coronavirus Closure

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By The Associated Press BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Bethlehem's storied Church of the Nativity reopened to visitors on Tuesday, after a nearly three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The church, built over the spot where Christians believe Jesus was...

AFRO Exclusive: Past IMA Presidents On 2020 IMA Endorsement

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In any organization that is worth its salt and is about the enhancement of the beloved community, it must always exude integrity, be tenacious in carrying out its mission, be exacting in its history, and be true to itself...

Defying Order, Baltimore Pastor Holds Services

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By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A prominent Baltimore pastor said he would continue to hold two services each Sunday for up to 250 people, defying an executive order from the city's mayor that extended stay-at-home directives. “About 26 members,...

Meet The Clergy Who Won’t Stop In-Person Preaching During COVID-19

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Poll: US Believers See Message of Change From God in Virus

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By ELANA SCHOR and HANNAH FINGERHUT, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has prompted almost two-thirds of American believers of all faiths to feel that God is telling humanity to change how it lives, a new poll finds. While the...

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