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March 9, 1991 | From Religious News Service
Bishop Vinton Anderson of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first black American to be elected a president of the World Council of Churches, says he hopes to use his influence to encourage an ecumenical agenda within the black churches. Anderson was chosen to serve as one of the council's eight presidents at the organization's Feb. 7-20 assembly in Canberra, Australia.
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October 17, 1994 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
In a historic milestone in American Pentecostalism, an association of predominantly white Pentecostal denominations is poised to disband this week and erect a new multiethnic organization in its place. The new body, still to be named, would include the nation's leading African American Pentecostal denomination, the Church of God in Christ, as well as the Assemblies of God, the nation's largest predominantly white Pentecostal denomination.
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May 10, 1991 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
When the Rev. Charles E. Blake was presented as the new pastor before a fractious, 50-member congregation in Los Angeles 22 years ago, the young Pentecostal minister encountered such hostility that "I always wondered why I didn't leave." But Blake now leads four Sunday morning services at the same West Angeles Church of God in Christ that pack in an average of 6,400 worshipers. The Rev.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1992 | JOHN DART
The once-cordial relations between blacks and Jews have deteriorated over the last 25 years to name-calling and violence, so the Jewish audience at a North Hollywood synagogue was seeking special insights--and maybe remedies--from a black scholar who converted to Judaism 10 years ago.
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February 2, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A black priest suspended last year from the Roman Catholic Church after demanding that black members be allowed to institute their own rituals during Mass declared today he no longer accepts the authority of Rome. "As of today the African American Catholic Congregation is independent and will no longer be under Rome," Father George Stallings said during an appearance on the "Donahue" show that was taped Tuesday and aired today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1992 | JOHN DART
The once-cordial relations between blacks and Jews have deteriorated over the last 25 years to name-calling and violence, so the Jewish audience at a North Hollywood synagogue was seeking special insights--and maybe remedies--from a black scholar who converted to Judaism 10 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1987 | Compiled from wire service reports
The pastor of a predominantly black Methodist congregation has been appointed to a mainly white church, the first such appointment in the history of the Central Texas Conference, officials said. The Rev. J. D. Phillips, senior minister of Fort Worth's Morningside United Methodist Church, said he is pleased at his appointment to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Killeen. "I had butterflies at first, but now I feel real good about the move," he said.
NEWS
October 17, 1994 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
In a historic milestone in American Pentecostalism, an association of predominantly white Pentecostal denominations is poised to disband this week and erect a new multiethnic organization in its place. The new body, still to be named, would include the nation's leading African American Pentecostal denomination, the Church of God in Christ, as well as the Assemblies of God, the nation's largest predominantly white Pentecostal denomination.
NEWS
February 21, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
Reading the latest news out of Arizona on gay rights brings an image to mind: Jim Crow . The Arizona Legislature on Thursday approved a law that would allow a business owner to refuse service to a gay customer if doing so would violate the practice of the owner's religion. So, as our colleague Cindy Carcamo writes from Tucson , a baker could refuse to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple if her faith proscribes homosexuality. Further, a hotel owner with similar beliefs could deny a room to traveling lesbians.
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November 8, 1992 | Gail Lumet Buckley, Buckley is the author of "The Hornes: An American Family" (Alfred A. Knopf) and is now working on a book about the black military experience for Random House
Darryl Pinckney has reason to look happy in his dust-jacket photograph. "High Cotton" is a fireworks of joy, humor, kaleidoscopic knowledge and faith; a serio-comic Bildungsroman of nationality, class and religion--as well as race. Darryl Pinckney is black, but that is beside the point. "High Cotton" represents Pinckney's struggle to master all his dualities--black and American; black and privileged; black and creative; creative and human.
NEWS
May 10, 1991 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
When the Rev. Charles E. Blake was presented as the new pastor before a fractious, 50-member congregation in Los Angeles 22 years ago, the young Pentecostal minister encountered such hostility that "I always wondered why I didn't leave." But Blake now leads four Sunday morning services at the same West Angeles Church of God in Christ that pack in an average of 6,400 worshipers. The Rev.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 1991 | From Religious News Service
Bishop Vinton Anderson of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first black American to be elected a president of the World Council of Churches, says he hopes to use his influence to encourage an ecumenical agenda within the black churches. Anderson was chosen to serve as one of the council's eight presidents at the organization's Feb. 7-20 assembly in Canberra, Australia.
NEWS
February 2, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A black priest suspended last year from the Roman Catholic Church after demanding that black members be allowed to institute their own rituals during Mass declared today he no longer accepts the authority of Rome. "As of today the African American Catholic Congregation is independent and will no longer be under Rome," Father George Stallings said during an appearance on the "Donahue" show that was taped Tuesday and aired today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1987 | Compiled from wire service reports
The pastor of a predominantly black Methodist congregation has been appointed to a mainly white church, the first such appointment in the history of the Central Texas Conference, officials said. The Rev. J. D. Phillips, senior minister of Fort Worth's Morningside United Methodist Church, said he is pleased at his appointment to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Killeen. "I had butterflies at first, but now I feel real good about the move," he said.
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