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Church leaders seek Home Depot boycott on Georgia voting law

Apr. 20, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn't done enough to oppose the state's new voting laws. African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Reginald Jackson said the company has...

Scrubbed raw, hundreds of Civil War era gravestones defaced

Apr. 17, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (AP) — Bridget Blake walked through the historic cemetery behind All Hallows Episcopal Chapel in Davidsonville and cried. She didn’t grieve for the loss of a loved one but for the destruction to over 160 gravestones sloppily scrubbed clean by unknown people. ...

Morris Brown College nears reaccreditation after 20 years

Apr. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A historically Black college that barely skirted death during 20 years without accreditation said Tuesday that is near regaining that seal of approval. Atlanta's Morris Brown College said the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools has...

Officials ID remains of sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack

Apr. 07, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a Kentucky sailor killed during the Pearl Harbor attack nearly 80 years ago have been identified, officials said. Navy Seaman 2nd Class Howard S. Magers, 18, was accounted for on Dec. 17, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced...

With NY proms canceled, WV group receives hundreds of gowns

Apr. 04, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — If your vocabulary for colors is limited to the primaries — to simply red, yellow or blue — you’ll have a hard time describing the hundreds of elegant gowns that were trucked in from New York to Sissonville on a dreary, overcast day. ...

Holy days arrive for the faithful as pandemic eases in US

Mar. 31, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

For Christians across the United States, Easter services on Sunday will reflect an extra measure of joy as the nation experiences rising optimism after a year of pandemic. Even if still observing restrictions, many churches may draw the largest numbers of in-person worshippers in months. ...

Georgia's new GOP election law draws criticism, lawsuits

Mar. 29, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Critics of Georgia's new Republican-backed election law issued fresh calls Monday to boycott some of the state’s largest businesses for not speaking out more forcefully against the law, a day after advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging it. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Mar. 08, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. March 2, 2021. Editorial: Ending COVID restrictions, Abbott plays politics with Texans’ lives The governor says it, so it must be true. Texans, in the words of Gov. Greg Abbott Tuesday, have “mastered” the...

United Methodist conservatives detail plans for a breakaway

Mar. 01, 2021 16:25 PM EST

Conservative leaders within the United Methodist Church unveiled plans Monday to form a new denomination, the Global Methodist Church, with a doctrine that does not recognize same-sex marriage. The move could hasten the long-expected breakup of the UMC, America’s...

Fast moving fire destroys 115-year-old Vermont church

Feb. 24, 2021 14:01 PM EST

MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) — A fast moving fire destroyed a 115-year-old church in the Vermont town of Middlesex on Wednesday. The fire in the Middlesex United Methodist Church was reported around 11 a.m. Wednesday. The fire quickly consumed the church. ...