By KWASI GYAMFI ASIEDU | Associated Press
When Landry Felix Uwamungu Ganza moved to New York from Rwanda last August, the Columbia University freshman searched for sanctuary, a sacred place to carry out his Sunday morning rituals just as he had back home.
He ventured into the nearest Catholic parish, the Church of Notre Dame in his new city’s Morningside Heights neighborhood, and to his surprise, he found the familiar rhythms of Mass being celebrated in French — a language he grew up hearing from the pulpit.
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By FPA Staff Reporter | FrontPageAfrica
Four renowned and acclaimed pastors and Church Leaders based in the United States of America are encouraging Pastors and Church Leaders in Liberia to continuously remain focus and dedication to the assignments given them to disseminate the gospel of Jesus Christ in transforming humanity to the Kingdom of God.
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By Carole Morris-Underhill | Cape Breton Post
Rev. Moses Adekola smiles when he sees falling snow. The mere sight of snowflakes falling to the ground makes the Nigerian-born pastor grin from ear to ear.
“Winter is my favourite. I just love wintertime,” said Adekola, sipping on a hot chocolate while sitting inside a Tim Hortons restaurant.
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By ANTHONY AKAEZE | Baptist News Global
In November 2016, when he set out on a trip to the United States from his country of Nigeria, Ferdinand Okeke took with him a Bible. It represented more than an item for him; it was an article of faith. As a member of the Deeper Life Ministry, Alaba Market branch, in Lagos, Okeke was a devout church member who regularly attended church. The Bible was an indispensable part of his life in a country widely considered to be deeply religious, with Christianity and Islam as the dominant religions. His trip to America, he said, was ordained by God.
Continue reading “Often, faith and work collide for African immigrants in the U.S.”
By Kwasi Aye-Addo | GhanaWeb
Rev. Dr. Moses Ohene Biney is the New Moderator of the Conference of Ghanaian Presbyterian Churches in North America (CGPC-NA). Dr. Biney’s election took place at an extraordinary delegates conference held on Saturday, August 29, 2020. He takes over from The Stephen Yaw Nkansah, the Pastor of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Woodbridge, Virginia who has completed two terms of service.
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By Juliet Njoku
African Catholics from the Diocese of Camden and the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Newark converged at the Blessed Sacrament Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, Newark, on Oct. 11-12, 2019. It was the first regional conference of the National Association of African Catholics in the United States (NAACUS) hosted by NAACUS Region 3, comprised of dioceses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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Leaders from 11 African countries now serving the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 22 states and 20 presbyteries across the United States gathered for the African Leaders Pre-Conference, sponsored by the Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries at Big Tent 2019.
Those attending the African pre-conference at Big Tent in Baltimore joined in a Spirit-filled worship service Tuesday.
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By Afam Jude Offor | Obiaks News
In more than a decade as a Catholic priest in the United States, Martins Emeh has served as a pastor, a cannon law instructor, a diocesan archivist and a judge on the church’s Ecclesiastical Court of Appeals. Emeh, who came to the United States for graduate school in 1998 from Nigeria and was ordained thereafter, currently serves as a priest at the Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community, a bustling church in suburban Houston.
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By Jonathan M. Pitts
They gathered in a clearing by a stream in Baltimore County one chilly early-spring day, some in the colorful African head ties known as geles, others wearing bracelets trimmed in shells or carved in wood.
One by one, they stepped forward to toss offerings into the Gwynns Falls – a pineapple, four oranges, a bouquet of tulips.
And when the lead priestess of these African-American women dropped a handful of shells to the ground and scrutinized their pattern, a message came through: Their celebration of the spring equinox was blessed by the divine.
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The St. Gebriel Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Hammonds Plains will hold a memorial service on Saturday morning for the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash.
The jet went down on Sunday just after takeoff in Addis Ababa. None of the 157 passengers and crew, including 18 Canadians, survived the crash.
Rev. Les Zewdie, founder and spiritual leader of the church, said it is important to honour those who died.
“We take it personal because we are of Ethiopian descent but we are Canadian and then also we are Haligonian,” Zewdie said in a telephone interview on Friday.
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By Brandon Elrod,
Philip Nache could have given in to despair. Boko Haram, the jihadist militant group located in Nigeria, had threatened his life, martyred a convert to Christianity and continued to intimidate Christians.
But despite the danger, Nache expected to return and serve the people he’d spent nearly 20 years ministering to, pastoring and planting churches among. He had come to the United States to attend Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a moment of divine timing that coincided with Boko Haram’s first threats on his life.
As he contemplated whether and how to return to Nigeria, another divine appointment redirected his steps.
At that time, God opened the door for me to come to Minneapolis,” Nache said. “When I was told about the need here in the Twin Cities, I was still thinking of Africa, but after praying, I felt convicted to go to Minnesota.”
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