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February 28, 1992 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND
The Right Rev. Vinton Anderson, first black American president of the World Council of Churches, will make his first appearance in Orange County tonight at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Anderson, 53, who was elected to the prestigious position in the international ecumenical organization last year, oversees more than two 250 African Methodist Episcopal congregations west of the Mississippi River. He is the second American to hold the post.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1992 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND
The Right Rev. Vinton Anderson, first black American president of the World Council of Churches, will make his first appearance in Orange County tonight at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Anderson, 53, who was elected to the prestigious position in the international ecumenical organization last year, oversees more than two 250 African Methodist Episcopal congregations west of the Mississippi River. He is the second American to hold the post.
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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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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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March 21, 1987 | Associated Press
The nation's oldest black Christian denomination--the African Methodist Episcopal Church--has launched a year-long observance of its 200th anniversary. The denomination, which now has 1.8 million members, was founded in 1787 when Richard Allen, a former slave, and associates walked out of the predominantly white St. George's Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia to protest segregation.
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January 6, 1996 | BURT HERMAN
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Oxnard is sponsoring its first All Male Worship Service on Jan. 13. The Rev. Johnie Carlisle Jr. said the event stems from a church group called Sons of Allen that gives men an opportunity to exert a positive influence in church congregations--many of which, he said, are dominated by women. While comparisons with the recent "Million Man March" are inevitable, Carlisle said the event was planned before the rally in Washington, D. C.
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