Religion

  • Faithful Flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Several thousand Christian pilgrims on Wednesday flocked to the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, lifting spirits after a year of conflict and failed peace efforts. The central Manger Square was decked ...

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  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Crowds at the mall sprawl with a message to all That chalk lines aren’t color blind At least not in my Bethlehem. Little boys have a right to be born in mangers But dangers walk the beat with sticks And uniforms establish norms that make mothers mourn ...

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  • Black Churches Pray in Protest of Police Slayings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Congregants in African-American churches across the country wore black to Sunday services and prayed over the men in attendance in a symbolic stand against fatal police shootings of unarmed Black men. Bishop T.D. Jakes told worshippers at The Potter’s House Church in ...

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  • Rev. Charles Booth Marks 50 years in ministry

    His towering stance commands attention, as does his booming voice. But when he begins to share the word, all attention is immediately drawn to the story he tells and the adept way he’s been telling it since the age of 17 when he preached his initial sermon. “I preached my first sermon on Oct. ...

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  • Remembering Vocal Music: Honoring Rev. Roosevelt Davenport

    “Vocal Music is dying out,” says Charles Jeffreys, a dedicated vocal choir member of First Baptist Church of Cherry Hill. “But, Rev. Davenport has been a strong supporter of vocal music for 30 plus years now, so I think it’s high time we honor him for that.” The Rev. Roosevelt “Doc” Davenport, ...

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  • Jasmin Sculark Installed as Senior Pastor

    A 4-hour service Sept. 7 including praise team worship and dancing, led by Minister of Music VaShawn Mitchell, served as the finale of a four-day welcome celebration for Dr. Jasmin “Jazz” Sculark as Jericho City of Praise’s new senior pastor. Charged with officiating the ceremony, T.D. ...

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  • Dr. Jazz at Jericho II

    In 1997, Temple University history professor Bettye Collier-Thomas published Daughters of Thunder: Black Women Preachers and Their Sermons, a groundbreaking examination of the contributions of African-American women preachers to the church. Modern-day “Daughter of Thunder,” the Rev. Dr. Jasmin ...

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  • Dr. Jazz at Jericho

    In Laventille, Trinidad, dreams are hard to come by. For its residents, the beauty of the Caribbean Sea just beyond them and the towering edifices of the nearby capital of Port-of-Spain belie their hardscrabble existence in the hillside ghetto that is rife with poverty, crime and gang warfare. ...

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  • World Day of Prayer

    Unity of Washington D.C. (Unity WDC) will join Silent Unity, an international, trans-denominational prayer ministry, along with Unity churches around the world for the 21st annual Unity World Day of Prayer. The day of prayer was created as a global effort to uplift our world in shared prayer ...

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