Faith & Values

Faith Leaders Across the Country Encourage Congregations, Communities to Register to Vote

To mark National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 26, faith leaders with the nation’s largest faith-based grass roots organization are helping their congregations and community members learn about their voting rights and encouraging them to register to vote. PICO National Network is also urging elected officials to make access to voting easier, noting that…

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Royal Baptist Church Gets Youth Ready For Life After High School

By Kurt Walker An eager crowd lined up outside of the Royal Baptist Church Conference Center on this past Saturday in anticipation of its 2017 College Fair.  Although slated to begin at 10:00am, a line was already assembled prior to the start time of folks waiting to enter. Hundreds of local students and their parents and…

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The 107th Session of the Palmetto South Carolina Annual Conference to convene September 6-9

The Lowcountry welcomes the Rt. Reverend Samuel Lawrence Green, Sr., Presiding Prelate and Mrs. Phyllis N. Green, Episcopal Supervisor of the Seventh Episcopal District, visiting Bishops, Presiding Elders, Delegates, Alternates, Youth Delegates and Laity to the 107th Session of the Palmetto South Carolina Annual Conference. Bishop Green, the 125th elected and consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist…

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Honest Talk About Charleston’s History and Ways to Move Forward Together: Living Your Truth Series returns September 26

On Tuesday, September 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun Street, The Social Justice Racial Equity (SJRE) Collaborative’s Living Your Truth conversation series returns with more audience interaction and action steps from Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III & Judge Alex Sanders. Charleston’s civil rights leaders, Reverend Nelson B. Rivers, III and Judge Alex…

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Gospel Music Legend Shirley Caesar Returns To Charleston August 13

By Tolbert Smalls, Jr. The “Crowned Queen of Gospel Music” Shirley Caesar will make her much-anticipated return to Charleston on Sunday, August 13 at The Charleston Music Hall. Presented by Restoration Ministries, Caesar will be joined in concert by Nancy Wilson, Lemmie Battles, Duranice Pace, Carolyn Henton, Bernardo Snipes and Charleston’s Queen of Gospel –…

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Reverend James Tolbert Celebrates 90 Years of Life

By Kurt Walker A gathering of family and friends came together this past Saturday to celebrate the 90th birthday of Reverend James E. Tolbert.  The event was held in the fellowship hall of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church on Nassau Street where Tolbert serves as an associate minister. The program for the occasion was featured several members…

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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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