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How Can Churches Keep Young People From Leaving?

Koinonia Baptist Church in Baltimore has found success in engaging young people by forming genuine relationships, adapting to their needs, emphasizing educational and spiritual growth, and creating a culture of respect and reverence.

Rae Lewis-Thornton’s Faith-Filled Fight Against AIDS

Rae Lewis-Thornton, an ordained Baptist minister living with AIDS, is determined to live life to the fullest and educate others about the disease, despite the challenges of a strict regimen of survival strategies and the stigma still present in the Black community.

Rev. Barber Has A Message For Washington: Poor People Vote

On Saturday, Rev. William Barber III will convene The Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington D.C. and to the Polls, a somewhat unwieldy name for what could be a big political flex.

Weaving A New American Narrative, With Threads Of Spirituality

Religion in the U.S. typically has been binary — Christian or Jewish — and divisive. But a new book of essays contends that a variety of faith traditions can unify through inclusion.

Hampton University Announces New School Of Religion 

Hampton University announced a new School of religion recently. This is the HBCUs first partnership with C.O.G.I.C. Second Jurisdiction of Virginia, one of the world’s largest Pentecostal denominations.

The Joyful Tradition Of Dance In Black Church Worship

The spiritual tradition of praising God by dancing in Black church worship services isn’t taught — it’s passed on by observing elders.

Black Churches Lead The Fight For Digital Equity

Only 71% of Black households have broadband internet. The Juneteenth National Digital Equity Bible Study is part of ending this inequity.

Words Of Wisdom For New Pastors

Here are some words of wisdom for new pastors- and the advice is pretty useful for the rest of us, too.

Church Shootings Force Reckoning Between Faith And Security

While violence in houses of worship isn’t new, attacks have more than doubled since ’22 — including an attempted shooting near Pittsburgh last weekend.

Trained In Rites Of Passage, Now They’re Training Black Male Youth

The Baltimore Rites of Passage Initiative has been hard at work raising up a cohort of 16 men who will, in turn, mentor Black male youth ages 11-13.

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