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Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton and local pastors renew call for diversity in Delaware Courts at Wilmington Black History Month dinner

February 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Reverend Al Sharpton addresses a crowd of over 200 at Wilmington, Delaware’s Kingswood Community Center. Sharpton vows, “I’m going to keep coming back to Delaware until diversity in this state’s justice system is no longer a pervasive issue.” WILMINGTON, Del. — On February 24, civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev….

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New leader of Philadelphia Catholic archdiocese installed

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Archbishop Nelson Perez (AP Photo/Corey Perrine) associated press The 1.3 million parishioners of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia have a new spiritual leader. Nelson Perez, 58, who spent most of his early pastoral career in the Philadelphia area, assumed the post of archbishop in a ceremony Tuesday at the Cathedral Basilica of…

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72% of U.S. pastors concerned about ‘watered-down gospel’

February 14, 2020

By Stephanie Martin  churchnews.com In a new study that kicks off its “State of the Church 2020” project, Barna Group reveals that U.S. pastors are most concerned about “reaching a younger audience” at the local level and “watered-down gospel teachings” and increased secularization at the national level. For the survey, titled “What’s on the Minds…

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Former POWER Leader Rev. Gregory Holston Joins Philadelphia DAO

February 13, 2020

District Attorney Larry Krasner has named civil rights and faith leader Gregory Holston to serve as Senior Advisor on Advocacy and Policy for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO). The former executive director of POWER Philadelphia, an interfaith-based justice advocacy organization, Holston will work to strengthen relationships, build trust, and improve cooperation among Philadelphia communities…

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Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

January 23, 2020

By Mark Sherman WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared ready Wednesday to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The court was sharply divided along ideological lines in arguments over a provision in Montana’s constitution that bars…

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Massive Christian event sold out in minutes after Kanye West announced he would be performing

January 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Kanye West (Photo: shuttertstock) For over 20 years, Awaken 2020 has ministered to thousands of people, but this year, it’s seeing unprecedented attendance numbers, thanks largely to  largely to Kanye West, according to Faithwire. When the controversial rapper, turned outspoken Christian, announced earlier this week that he and his Sunday Service choir would…

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Beverly Allen – A life journey of love and happiness

January 16, 2020

(1947-2020) “If you are reading my story, the Ship of Zion has sailed and I’m now free of pain – Hallelujah!” On January 9, 2020, God whispered, “Come journey with me, where I will give you rest!”  Beverly Allen, 72, died last Thursday at Pennsylvania Hospital after a brief illness. Affectionately called “Jean” by her…

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