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The Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs – 2019

The Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs at Christian Theological Seminary provide funds to congregations to support renewal leaves for their pastors. Congregations may apply for grants of to $50,000 to underwrite a renewal program for their pastor and for the pastor’s family, with up to $15,000 of those funds available to the congregation to help… Read Full Post »

COB Statement: Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Confirmation

RE:  Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Confirmation Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. This is a monumental decision, for the next justice will be the swing vote on a divided Supreme… Read Full Post »

Transition of U. S. Senator John S. McCain

Statement from the Council of Bishops THE TRANSITION OF U. S. SENATOR JOHN S. MCCAIN The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church extends its sympathy to Mrs. Cindy McCain, daughter Meghan and other members of the family of United States Senator John S. McCain, on his passing. Senator McCain was blessed to… Read Full Post »

COB Statement RE: Condemning Immigrant Family Separation

  June 15, 2018 AME Church condemns use of scripture by Attorney General Sessions to separate immigrant families   From Lies to Liberation: the of Scripture to Justify Injustice The recent statement of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the attempt by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to use biblical text of Romans 13:… Read Full Post »

A Notable AME: Linda Brown Thompson

Please find below the Obituary of Mrs. Linda Brown Thompson and a letter of condolence to her family from Bishop Clement W. Fugh, President, Council of Bisohps, AME Church: Linda Brown Thompson February 20, 1943 – March 25, 2018 Linda Brown Thompson, 75, of Topeka, passed away March 25, 2018 at the Lexington Park Nursing… Read Full Post »

Investiture of Bishop Reginald T. Jackson

Please find below information and links regarding the Investiture of Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, the 132nd elected and consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church: Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Place: Saint Philip AME Church 240 Chandler Road SE Atlanta, GA 30317 Rev. Dr. William D. Whatley, Pastor Letter about Souvenir Journal Ads: letter… Read Full Post »

COB Statement RE: Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

Council of Bishops Statement RE:  Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia April 12, 2017 The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church condemns the violence that exploded in Charlottesville, Virginia. The “Unite the Right” march was sponsored by white supremacists, white nationalists, and the Ku Klux Klan to protest the removal of a statue of… Read Full Post »

Council of Bishops 2017 Public Statement

PUBLIC STATEMENT COMMITTEE THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS OF THE AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church met in Los Angeles, CA at the LAX Hilton, June 19-21, 2017. The Council wishes to highlight the following decisions: 1.  The Council of Bishops heard a powerful presentation from Rev. Dr…. Read Full Post »

Founder’s Day Message and Litany – 2017

Founder’s Day 2017 “Let’s Not Forget” An Extraordinary History – An Incredible Future The African Methodist Episcopal Church: The oldest traditionally Black Protestant denomination founded on American Soil!  As we reflect and celebrate Founder’s Day 2017, we cannot afford to have a memory lapse about our extraordinary beginning.  Will and Ariel Durant wrote, “We are… Read Full Post »

Press Release: Let’s Face Race – Legacy of the Mother Emanuel 9

January 4, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    CONTACT:  Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker   213-494-9493 – cell LET’S FACE RACE – LEGACY OF THE MOTHER EMANUEL 9 (A Call to Action) We are thankful that the Charleston, South Carolina jury rendered a just decision in the case of the heinous and cowardly murder of the nine martyrs of Mother Emanuel… Read Full Post »