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At 100, a Harlem Convent Struggles to Survive

At 100, a Harlem Convent Struggles to Survive

By Benjamin Parkin | The AfricaPaper Harlem, New York – Sister Patricia Marie Williams grins as she recounts her favorite biblical stories, from the Prodigal Son to Adam and Eve. Soft sunlight spills into the room, sparsely decorated with a portrait of Pope Francis and a cross.On Saturday, Sister Patricia celebrates 70 years as a […]

Thousands Attend Events as Pope Francis Concludes New York Visit

Thousands Attend Events as Pope Francis Concludes New York Visit

By Alie B. Sheriff  | The AfricaPaper United Nations, New York – Pope Francis yesterday drew thousands of adoring crowds in New York, many waiting hours at various venues within the city hoping to catch a glimpse at the most intriguing moral leader. From the United Nations headquarters, where he addressed a conclave of world […]

Black Churches Are Burning Again in America

Black Churches Are Burning Again in America

By Emma Green | The AfricaPaper This week, there were fires in at least six predominantly African American churches. Arson at religious institutions has decreased significantly over the past two decades, but the symbolism remains haunting. “What’s the church doing on fire?” Jeanette Dudley, the associate pastor of God’s Power Church of Christ in Macon, […]

Racism is Not a Mental Illness

Racism is Not a Mental Illness

By Jeremy Adam Smith | The AfricaPaper Many people argue that the white man who killed nine black people in Charleston must be mentally ill. What does the science suggest? On Wednesday, a young white man named Dylann Roof killed nine black people at prayer in South Carolina. Some have called it racism. Others say […]

For Better Marriage: Church Offers Tips & Vocational Skills

For Better Marriage: Church Offers Tips & Vocational Skills

By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper St. Paul, Minn – The local St. Paul based Universal Christian Ministries (UCM) recently hosted a three-day marriage and vocational seminar aimed to better prepare African immigrant women living in Minnesota on how they can maintain a happy home. The event formed part of UCM’s annual convention programs […]

Groundbreaking Ceremony held as $2.8M Construction of Ebenezer Community Church Begins

Groundbreaking Ceremony held as $2.8M Construction of Ebenezer Community Church Begins

By James Fasuekoi & Issa Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Brooklyn Park, Minn – In what was described as a historic event, last Sunday, more than 400 church members, supporters, and city officials gathered at the Ebenezer Community Church (ECC) groundbreaking ceremony. “We have been on this project for a while, and God has graciously helped […]

Is Marriage a Good or Bad Thing?

Is Marriage a Good or Bad Thing?

IN PRAISE OF GOD – In this month’s religion section, The AfricaPaper’s Associate Editor reports on what is good and bad about marriage from the Universal Christian Ministries in St. Paul. IN PRAISE OF GOD – brings news from different churches and other religious groups each month. Please read:  Is Marriage a Good or Bad […]

‘Mothers can decide who lives or dies…’ says Pastor Jubril

‘Mothers can decide who lives or dies…’ says Pastor Jubril

IN PRAISE OF GOD – In this month’s religion section, The AfricaPaper’s Associate Editor focuses on the Universal Christian Ministries in St. Paul. IN PRAISE OF GOD brings news from different churches and other religious groups each month. Please read:  ‘Mothers can decide who lives or dies…’ By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper St. […]

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