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By Nathan Aaseng

ISBN-10: 0816078688

ISBN-13: 9780816078684

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Although his congregation 20 Bethune, Mary McLeod had just over 600 members at the time, he built the sanctuary to hold 1,000. Bernard’s optimism paid off as the congregation quickly grew into its new facility. In 2000, Bernard changed the congregation’s name again, to the Christian Cultural Center (CCC). ” His outspoken proclamations against gangs, crime, and drugs have made him a visible target, and at one time his home was strafed with bullets. The Christian Cultural Center has grown to become the largest church in New York City, with a membership of around 29,000.

Ebony (July 1, 2007): 36. Boyd, Merle (Kodo Angyo Plum Dragon Boyd) (1944– ) Zen teacher Merle Kodo Boyd is the first African American to attain the level of Dharma Transmission in the Zen Buddhist religion and to be a fully authorized Zen teacher. She was born in 1944 in Prairie View, Texas, where her father was a college instructor. She grew up in Houston, Texas, where she attended public schools. Although she was raised in a devoutly Christian home, upon leaving home she drifted away from involvement in any religion.

While there, he founded the National Baptist Publications Board (NBPB). This publishing house produced a wide variety of religious materials that were especially important in countering the stereotypes found in white Baptist materials and affirming black pride and dignity. Technically, Boyd was merely the secretary-treasurer of the NBPB, but he exercised almost complete control over its operations. While the publishing board prospered, Boyd ventured into a number of entrepreneurial concerns, most of which were remarkably successful.

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