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Pope Picks 15 New Cardinals to Reflect Diversity

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations, including far-flung corners of the world such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Myanmar, to reflect the diversity of the church and...

Faithful Flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

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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...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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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...

Black Churches Pray in Protest of Police Slayings

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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...

The National Black Church Initiative Calls for Massive Non-Violent Protest

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Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a coalition of 34,000 African American churches constituting 15.7 million members calls for sit-ins, preach-ins, pray-ins and other non-violent protest to dramatize the issue of judicial fairness in 2014 toward...

Dr. Myles Munro and Wife Ruth Ann, Among Victims Killed in Small Plane Crash...

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama (AP) — The government of the Bahamas has reported a small plane crashed Sunday on approach to the island of Grand Bahama. The Bahamas Tribune newspaper reports that prominent Bahamian minister Myles Munroe, his wife Ruth...

Rev. Charles Booth Marks 50 years in ministry

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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...

Dr. James Cone Discusses His Work as America’s Foremost Black Theologian

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For 40 years, the Rev. Dr. James Cone has sought to articulate the message of the gospel using the language that emerged out of the African American experience of slavery, lynching, racism, and oppression. In a recent sit-down with...

Remembering Vocal Music: Honoring Rev. Roosevelt Davenport

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“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...

Jasmin Sculark Installed as Senior Pastor

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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...

Dr. Jazz at Jericho II

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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 Sculark,...

World Day of Prayer

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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...

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