@kwellscomm PraiseIndy.com News The African Methodist Episcopal Church is taking a stand in an nontraditional area. The AME Church is calling for action on climate change. The church’s general conference was held in Philadelphia this week. There, leaders said that black Americans are disproportionately affected by burning fossil fuels. It’s something that many in the black […]

An annual report on religious freedom is raising some concerns today. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says religious freedom remains under “serious and sustained assault” around the globe. The independent government advisory body wants the State Department to add seven countries to its list of the world’s worst abusers of religious freedom and […]

Charleston, South Carolina’s Emanuel A.M.E. Church is continuing to make history in the wake of last summer’s tragic mass shooting. This time with unprecedented leadership. For the first time since ‘Mother’ Emanuel was founded 200 years ago, a woman is now the lead pastor.  She is Reverend Dr. Betty Deas Clark. Clark takes the position following […]

Pope Francis is back in Rome at the Vatican on this Monday after his history-making trip to the United States. Speaking to reporters on his flight back home, the Pope said government officials have a right to refuse to carry out job duties such as issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples if they believe it […]

Civil rights activist, Julian Bond, died Saturday night at the age of 75. A constant fighter for justice, and long-time chairman of the NAACP, Bond remained in service to humanity into his golden years. The Southern Poverty Law Center announced Bond’s passing: “With Julian’s passing, the country has lost one of its most passionate and […]

The Indiana State Fair announced its lineup Monday morning for the 2015 free concert stage. There are some acts included in the line-up that you may be interested in seeing when they visit Indy. Here’s who’s coming: Morris Day and The Time–Aug. 8, The Village People–Aug. 17, KC and the Sunshine Band–Aug. 20 LaShun Pace is […]