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    Set The Captives Free Outreach Center is Relocating

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO June 25 was a landmark day in the history of Set the Captives Free Outreach Center, of Baltimore County. It was the day the church purchased the building formerly...

    Where to Get Mental Health Help at Maryland Churches

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO May was Mental Health Month and during the entire month awareness of mental health issues was the focus of conversations and forums in various settings.  However, the focus on...

    Black Religious Leaders Criticize Sessions’ Use of Scripture to Justify Separation of Immigrant Families

    By TRAMON LUCAS, The Associated Press Several prominent members of the Black clergy on June 15 criticized United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions for using the Bible to justify separating immigrant children from parents. The Council of Bishops...

    New Book Explores Black Christian Experience in White Churches

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Being pregnant is hard enough for any woman. Trying to write a book while you’re pregnant can feel positively unbearable. Austin Channing Brown tells the AFRO, “It was physically difficult....

    Ward 8 Faith Leaders Seek to Eradicate Gun Violence

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A group of religious leaders in Ward 8 want to be proactive in putting a stop to violence in the neighborhood. On June 9, the Ward 8 Clergy and Faith...

    1st Muslim in Congress Wants to Take on Trump in Court

    By KYLE POTTER, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress and a top official with the Democratic National Committee, filed to run for Minnesota attorney...

    Doing the Cupid Shuffle in the Name of Good Health

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO The First Baptist Church of Glenarden has been hosting health fairs for 25 years and to mark this year’s occasion, the Rev. John K. Jenkins and his first...

    Rehoboth Light of the World Church Offers Memorable Summer Experience

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The 2017-2018 school year is just about done.  In a couple of weeks, the school bell will ring for the last time, and children will excitedly begin their summer...

    Montgomery County Faith Leaders Assert Political Agenda

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Montgomery County’s clergy of color are working together across race and faith perspective to represent the needs of their congregations and ensure all voices are heard as the 2018...

    How Morning Star Baptist Church is Celebrating 122 Years

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO If you have driven along Woodlawn Drive in the past four months, you may have noticed a beautiful, new church building that recently opened.  That building is the home...

    Chicago Bishop Curry to Speak at Royal Wedding Ceremony

    By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says the head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, will speak at the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. Curry,...

    Church Organization Fights For Food Equity in the Black Community

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In 2018, it is important to find ways to empower our communities with resources, education and economic opportunity.  Many churches and Pastors have various community programs that  meet these...

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