Faith & Values

Liberty Hill Churches Come Together For Stop The Violence Fish Fry

By Barney Blakeney Churches in the Liberty Hill community of North Charleston are joining in unity to address violent crime that has resulted in the deaths of numerous residents of the neighborhood. Abyssinia Baptist Church, Charity Missionary Baptist Church, Little Bethel Pentecostal Church, Royal Missionary Baptist Church and St. Peters AME Church have come together…

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The Mission of the Democratic Faith Working Group

By Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) Growing up in a church parsonage, the eldest son of a fundamentalist Christian minister, grounded me securely in faith and family. My dad’s sermons, which were based in Old Testament scriptures as often as they were in the New Testament, offered up pretty big doses of Judeo-Christian doctrines that…

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Ramadan, the Magnificent Month Begins 

By Imam Al-Hajj Hakim Abdul-Ali     Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic yearly calendar, is due to begin this Friday evening, May 26, 2017, starting at sunset, signaling the beginning of the world’s largest religion’s annual sacred fasting period. The disciplined fasting experience from dawn to sunset is what the adherents of Islam,…

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Legends Honored at Mother Emanuel AME Church

From Mother Emanuel AME Church    A sweet, sweet spirit permeated Mother Emanuel’s Sanctuary as members and visitors entered for Worship Service on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Excitement heightened amongst members about the “Special Presentations” that would take place that day. Twenty lifetime members of Emanuel’s Legends would be honored. Faithful, dedicated, and committed are…

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The Black Church & HIV Initiative Launches Newly Updated Pastoral Resources for Faith Leaders, Empowering Them to Incorporate HIV into Ministry

Today, The Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative announced the release of its newly updated pastoral resources for faith leaders in honor of Minority Health Month. The Pastoral Brief and the Activity Manual offer a foundational approach for faith leaders to address HIV within the Black community from a social justice perspective. The…

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Small Church Tackles Big Homeless Problem

By Patrice Smith Bethany Baptist Church at 790 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston could be considered the new kid on the block. “We just celebrated our 20th church anniversary. We were established in 1997 when 75 people stepped out on faith to start the church,” says current pastor Reverend Eric Mack who has led the…

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MegaFest Returns to Dallas in Summer 2017

MegaFest – the internationally acclaimed four-day faith, film and family festival hosted by best-selling author, entrepreneur and pastor, Bishop T.D. Jakes – is returning to Dallas for the third time, attracting an estimated 100,000 visitors to Dallas/Fort Worth June 28 – July 1. “MegaFest is uniquely spectacular,” Bishop Jakes said. “There’s nothing like it for…

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Crump Delivers Stirring Message At MLK Celebration Ecumenical Service

By Kurt Walker Noted attorney and civil rights activist Benjamin Crump was in Charleston this past Sunday as the keynote speaker at the Charleston branch of the YWCA as part of their 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday events and activities. Crump addressed a full house that included others on the program such as Congressman…

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Palmetto Goodwill Brings Holiday Cheer to Local Seniors In Need

Local seniors received some holiday cheer earlier today. As part of the annual Golden Angel program, Palmetto Goodwill visited the Charleston Area Senior Center downtown to serve a hot meal, sing carols and hand out blankets and clothing vouchers. Working with the Department of Social Services and several other local agencies, Goodwill identifies seniors throughout…

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