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    Baltimore Man Emerges in Pulpit From Life in Mean Streets

    An ex-gang member and enforcer addressing a church congregation? A rare sight. But at an evening service at the Ark Church in East Baltimore Oct. 6, Edward “Ted” Sutton did just that, telling the...

    Baltimore Area Church News

    Compiled by Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO April is here and the seasons are changing.  It seems like winter doesn’t want to leave, but before we know it, the weather will be warmer, and the...

    Md. Appeals Court Rules in Favor of the Rev. Peebles Return to Jericho City...

    (Updated 8/15/2015) A Maryland appeals court recently ruled that Jericho City of Praise Church in Landover, Md. must allow Pastor Joel Peebles to return. He was fired by the church’s board of trustees in...

    Nigerian Archbishop Filibus Elected Head of Lutheran Church

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Nigerian archbishop has become president of the Lutheran church. Archbishop Musa Panti Filibus was elected as head of the Lutheran World Federation on Saturday at an assembly held in Windhoek, the...

    Historic Massachusetts AMEZ Church Building to be Turned into Community Center

    GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A historic Black church in Massachusetts will be turned into a community center to celebrate a local town's African-American history and culture. The Berkshire Eagle reports the Clinton African Methodist...

    DC Funeral Home Mulls Move to Maryland

    For 30 years, Ronald Taylor II Funeral Homes in Northeast, D.C. has served a predominantly Black clientele, but as gentrification increasingly pushes Blacks out of the city and into Prince George’s County, Taylor is...

    Faith in Action Seeks to Reach 1 Million People Before Election Day

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A progressive faith organization plans to contact one million people before the Nov. 6 mid-term election to make sure they understand what is at stake for our country...

    Lafayette Square Churches Unite in Blessing Baltimore on Palm Sunday

    The churches of historic Lafayette Square came together on Palm Sunday, March 29, to offer up prayers of blessing for the city of Baltimore for a 12th straight year. Pastors laid hands on the doors...

    Maryland Clergyman Leads Congregation through Community Service

    According to his congregation, the Rev. Dr. Delman L. Coates is no ordinary clergyman. Instead, he is anointed by God to be a teacher, preacher, and community advocate.  Coates is committed to connecting the...

    Strain on Forgiveness after Charleston Church Massacre, other Killings

    The victims' families spoke words of forgiveness in Charleston after nine black people were massacred in a historic church by Dylann Roof, a white man who harbored dreams of launching a race war. The...

    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...

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