African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

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African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church,

Methodist denomination. It was founded in 1796 by black members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in New York City and was organized as a national body in 1821. The church operates in the United States, Africa, South America, and the West Indies and maintains Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. The U.S. membership of the church in 1998 was about 1.2 million, making it one of the largest African Methodist bodies.


See D. H. Bradley, A History of the A.M.E. Zion Church (2 vol., 1956–70).

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Paul's AME Zion Church for Sunday service, when Kamali allegedly grabbed her by the hair from behind.
Christopher Wleh Toe, General Secretary, and President Elder Council of the AME Zion Church, and Rev.
Dowdy is a Pastoral Counselor in Durham and a Pastor at Holland Chapel AME Zion Church in Apex.
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Clyde Talley of Belmont AME Zion Church said he anticipates many of the pastors will raise this issue with their congregations.
Besides taking summer classes, Brown is an active member and usher at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church in Sumter and a member of Sumter's Mary McLeod Bethune chapter of the National Council of Negro Women.
Besides African American delegates representing the Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention and the Foreign Missionary Society of the AME Zion Church, two African Americans were present as part of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
The AME Zion Church provided the same opportunity for their members four years later.
The multiracial worship at Greater Walters AME Zion Church in Chicago last March radiated hope for all who seek what Ephesians 4:3 calls "the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
In her husband's absence, Foote joined an AME Zion church.
It is a mistake, for example, to take at face value the claims of the AME Zion Church that Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth were "great AMEZ orators" (114) when recent biographers of Douglass and Truth have demonstrated their wide range of religious commitments, of which the AMEZ Church is probably not the most important.
During the "nadir," Tubman devoted her energies to a variety of black self-help projects, racial politics, and Progressive era reform, including charity work for poor black children, activities with the National Association of Colored Women, activism within the AME Zion Church, and the creation of "a permanent social service institution" for impoverished black elders, which she named in honor of John Brown.