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    Multiracial Churches Growing, Challenge for Clergy of Color

    By ADELLE M. BANKS, Religion News Service KELLER, Texas (RNS) — For four hours at a megachurch outside of Dallas, pastors of color shared their personal stories of leading a multiethnic church. One, a lead pastor...

    Trump’s Black Voter Outreach Looks in Part to the Pews

    By ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the eight years since he became a pastor at First Immanuel Baptist Church, Todd Johnson says he's seen his congregation's politics make a subtle shift. The Philadelphia...

    United Methodist Church Announces Plan to Split over Same-Sex Marriage, LGBT Ordination

    By Kayla Koslosky ChristianHeadlines.com Editor The United Methodist Church announced on Friday that they are planning to split the denomination. According to The Washington Post, UMC church leaders shared in a nine-page announcement that an agreement had been...

    Reparations and Religion: 50 Years After ‘Black Manifesto’

    By MATTHEW J. CRESSLER and ADELLE M. BANKS, Religion News Service This content is written and produced by Religion News Service and distributed by The Associated Press. RNS and AP partner on some religion news...

    Church Doesn’t Track Minority Survivors of Clerical Abuse

    By GARY FIELDS, JULIET LINDERMAN and WONG MAYE-E, Associated Press The Samples were a Black Chicago family, with six children and few resources. The priest helped them with tuition, clothes, bills. He offered the promise...

    Lois Evans, wife of Dr. Tony Evans, Dies

    In the midst of myriad prayers, the Evans family has had to say goodbye to its matriarch, Lois Evans, wife of Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas. The...

    Suspect Arraigned in Stabbing at Rabbi’s House on Hanukkah

    By Ryan Tarinelli The Associated Press A man stabbed five people as they gathered to celebrate Hanukkah at a rabbi's home in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City, an ambush the governor said...

    Vandals Set Fire to Black S. Carolina Church’s Gathering Hall

    By The Associated Press  Members of a South Carolina church with a mostly Black membership said someone broke into a building they use for gatherings and set several fires. Someone also broke nearly all the windows...

    Get Your Head Back in the Game!

    By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO Have you ever self-examined your heart? No, not your physical heart that pumps blood throughout your body, but your spiritual heart where thoughts are produced and habits are developed? As...

    Home for the Holidays: Caring for the Soul

    By Kevin Daniels Special to AFRO Around this time in 1971, James Brown masterfully penned a song entitled “Soul Power,” which highlighted the cultural need for people to reach beyond mere external vices of the times...

    Roof Collapses at Historic Church in Black Florida Community

    By The Associated Press ORLANDO (AP) — The roof has collapsed on a 94-year-old Florida church that was only recently granted historic landmark status, further endangering efforts to preserve the surrounding Black community. No one was...

    Leading a Legacy: A Protégé Fills Big Shoes

    By Renee Foose Special to the AFRO On Sunday evenings after attending church service and ministering  to several others, Angelo Johnson can be found back at the altar, but not to preach.  Johnson, 43 of Baltimore,...

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