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African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Prominent bishop of AME Zion Church suspended, faces financial accusations

By Adelle M. Banks — January 8, 2021

(RNS) — A longtime ecumenical leader, Powell has been ordered to not represent the AME Zion Church in civic or ecumenical organizations.

Religious conference organizers cancel, monitor upcoming events in light of virus

By Adelle M. Banks — March 12, 2020

(RNS) — With reports of cases in the Washington metropolitan area and the pandemic declaration by the WHO, ‘there was no question anymore,’ one organizer said.

Black clergy walk a fine line between religious liberty, discrimination

By Adelle M. Banks — July 17, 2015

(RNS) Though several black denominations oppose same-sex marriage, many also object to religious exemptions in nondiscrimination laws.

Black churches offer scholarships to students at Michael Brown’s alma mater

By Elisa Crouch — January 14, 2015

WELLSTON, Mo. (RNS) The scholarships would cover four years’ tuition at colleges and universities operated by the AME, AME Zion and CME historically black denominations.

5 religious facts you might not know about Frederick Douglass

By Adelle M. Banks — June 19, 2013

(RNS) Frederick Douglass, whose seven-foot bronze statue was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, is known as the father of the civil rights movement. But the 19th-century abolitionist and former slave was also a licensed preacher.

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