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T20 World Cup Cricket Coming to America

The United States of America will co-host the 2024 International Cricket Council Men’s T20 World Cup along with the West Indies. Yes, you read it right, the premier ‘gentleman’s …

Hakuna Matata Haiti

‘Hakuna Matata’, the Swahili language term for ‘no worries’ seemed to be the declaration of President William Ruto as he and Prime Minister Ariel Henry witnessed the signing …

A Black ‘Green’ Church

The question as to where the Black Church is when it comes to climate justice issues is a relevant one. The politicising and polarising nature of the climate justice debate seems to have numbed many …

“And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” (James 3:18 NRSVUE)

Africa -"We are not Beggars!"

Africa is trying to change the colonial narrative of being ‘the white man’s burden’. This framework that projects Africa as dependent on European charitable goodwill is being …

Africa Resource Blessed or Resource Cursed?

In the field of earth sciences, a discussion has been raging for years around the subject of the ‘resource curse.’ ‘Resource curse’ is the phenomenon of countries with an …

Hustlers Die Young

“Sankofa” Looking Back to Move Forward   Hustlers Die Young ​ During the 20 years since the riots of the 1960s, it appears that little progress has been made in …

The Black Church and Africentric Celebrations

The evolution of the Black Church in the African Diaspora is seldom perceived as a cultural critique of Eurocentric theological thought and practices.  In the fields of education, literature and …

Struggle for the Soul of Palestine

There is no justification for the slaughter of one thousand four hundred Israelis and the kidnapping of two hundred innocent people from Israel by Hamas fighters on October 7, 2023.  …

Silent Suffering: The Untold Struggles of Christians in India

Introduction: Whispers in the Wind:  In the quiet spaces between prayers, a lament rises—a poignant cry echoing through time. A story of the Christian community in India, grappling with …

Sen. Murdock’s Open Letter Condemning Hamas’ Attack on Israel

I want to be clear in my unequivocal condemnation of Hamas’ horrific and ongoing attack against innocent Israeli civilians. The indiscriminate murder of Israeli people, the kidnapping and …

US NAVY NAMES SHIP AFTER HARRIET TUBMAN

On September 17, 2023, the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), Carlos Del Toro, named the ninth John Lewis class Replenishment Oiler (T-AO 213) ship after Ms. Harriet Tubman. Ms. Tubman was a member of …

Statement of The A.M.E. Zion Church Board of Bishops on the Hamas Attacks and the War in Israel and Palestine

"The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness, and trust forever. My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting …

Dementia & The Black Church

There are some illnesses that are making their presence known in the churches that African Americans attend, which we rarely name or acknowledge. One such condition …

U.S. Mint Unveils Coin Designs in Honor of Abolitionist Harriet Tubman

The United States Mint recently unveiled the design of three bicentennial commemorative coins in honor of Harriet Tubman. The coins were revealed Sunday, July 23. 2023, at the African Methodist …

A Message from Dr. D.B. Cannon, Executive Director of the Department of Global Missions, The A.M.E. Zion Church ATTENTION: This release may be too sensitive for some readers. Reader’s discretion …

Global Missions Report: Haiti Needs Our Help

A Message from Dr. D.B. Cannon, Executive Director of the Department of Global Missions, The A.M.E. Zion Church Global Missions reports tragedies from flooding and earthquake in Haiti! After …

As we approached our first in-person annual conference since the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic, the joy of gathering for great worship and teaching filled the …

REV. DR. CHARLES FRAZIER STANLEY Dies at 90

Submitted by Rev. Dr. Ronald Nathan World Politics Editor, The Star of Zion Email: WorldPolitics@starofzion.org September 25, 1932 – April 18, …

The Cecil Bishop Day Care Center has been operating out of the Cecil Bishop AME Zion Church in Linden, Guyana since being established over 20 years ago. Over the years the enrollment has increased …

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