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African MethodistThe Methodist church is a Protestant communion of churches which began in England with John Wesley (1703-91) and has become a worldwide movement. In the U.S., the United Methodist Church—one of the largest Protestant denominations—is known for its str... EpiscopalEpiscopal refers to any church in which authority is vested in a bishop (Greek episkopos). More particularly it refers to the Episcopal Church in America, which developed from the Church of England after the American Revolution. ChurchThe term church has come to wide use to refer to the organized and gathered religious community. In the Christian tradition, church refers to the organic, interdependent “body” of Christ’s followers, the community of Christians. Secondarily, church ...
The oldest African-American Christian denomination in the United States.
www.ame-church.com

The Alliance of BaptistsThe Baptist tradition includes a variety of Christian churches which trace their beginnings to the Anabaptist reform movement that rejected infant baptism insisting on the importance of baptizing only those who are able to profess the faith as believers.
An alliance of individuals and churchesThe term church has come to wide use to refer to the organized and gathered religious community. In the Christian tradition, church refers to the organic, interdependent “body” of Christ’s followers, the community of Christians. Secondarily, church ... that works to preserve BaptistThe Baptist tradition includes a variety of Christian churches which trace their beginnings to the Anabaptist reform movement that rejected infant baptism insisting on the importance of baptizing only those who are able to profess the faith as believers. traditions and principles through relationships with Baptists bodies and the larger Christian community.
www.allianceofbaptists.org

American Baptist Churches USA
History, ministryMinister is a general term for a member of the clergy in the Christian church. The term has also come to use in other religious traditions to designate a member of the clergy (as in the Jodo Shinshu tradition and the Nation of Islam)., and mission of the American Baptist Churches.
www.abc-usa.org

Assemblies of GodGod is a term used to refer to the Divine, the Supreme being, Transcendent deity, or Ultimate reality.
The world’s largest PentecostalPentecostalism is a term used to describe a twentieth-century Christian movement that emphasizes Spirit-filled worship, including glossolalia or “speaking in tongues,” as is said to have happened on the first day of Pentecost nearly 2000 years ago in ... denomination; emphasizes baptismBaptism is the Christian sacrament of initiation in which new birth into the Christian community is conferred by sprinkling of or immersion in water. in the Holy SpiritThe Holy Spirit is the Christian term used to describe the dynamic presence of God. Christians symbolize this presence as breath, fire, and dove, all expressing the mystery and freedom of God’s presence. The Holy Spirit is one of the three aspects or ..., salvation, divine healing, and the second coming of Christ.
www.ag.org

Catholic News Agency
 A news site which gives “particular emphasis to the words of the Holy Father and happenings of the Holy See.”
www.catholicnewsagency.com 

The Christian Century
An ecumenical weekly focusing on Christian faith, theology, and practice in response to the challenges of our time.
www.christiancentury.org

Christian Churches, Churches of Christ
The fastest growing ProtestantProtestant is a term used for the range of reform movements that broke with the Roman Catholic Church during the period called the Reformation. There are many branches of Protestantism, including the Lutherans, Anabaptists, Anglicans, Methodists, Baptists... denomination in the US; an undenominational church with no central headquarters.
www.church-of-christ.org

ChristianityChristianity is the religious tradition of Christians: those who confesses faith in Jesus Christ, follow the path Christ taught, and gather together in the community of the church. Today
A monthly evangelicalThe Greek word euangelion means “good news” and an evangelist is one who proclaims and shares the good news of Christ. Evangelism is the preaching and witnessing to that good news. Evangelicals are Christians who emphasize the personal experience of G... Christian magazine covering contemporary events, opinions, theology, and practice.
www.christianitytoday.com

Church of GodThe term god with a small “g” is used to refer to a deity or class of deities whose power is understood to be circumscribed or localized rather than universal, or to refer to a plurality of deities. in Christ
The oldest Pentecostal denomination in the United States.
www.cogic.org

Church of JesusJesus is the historical figure considered by Christians to be the Christ, the Messiah, whose life and teachings, death and resurrection give clear evidence of God’s love for humankind. Jesus was born shortly before the death of Herod the Great (d. 4 BCE... Christ of Latter-day SaintsSaints are human beings whose lives have displayed extraordinary holiness and devotion. As such they become examples for others. Indeed some of the faithful may understand them to be intermediaries and seek their help in time of need. Roman Catholics and ...
The history, beliefs, and resources of the community commonly known as MormonsThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also called the Mormon Church, was launched by Joseph Smith (1805-44) who discovered a new revelation, the Book of Mormon, which became, along with the Bible, the “latter day” scripture of the new commu....
www.lds.org

Commonweal
A bi-weekly lay Catholic review of public affairs, religion, literature, and the arts.
www.commonwealmagazine.org

CopticThe Coptic Church is the ancient and still vibrant church of Egypt, an autonomous Christian church which dates its origins to Mark the Evangelist in the first century. It continues to be led today by a patriarch called a Pope; its liturgical life is condu... OrthodoxIn general, orthodox means having a “correct opinion or outlook” and is a term used by people in many religions who claim authority for traditional views and forms of their religion. Church Network
An online collection of videos, sermons, and other theological and historical resources maintained by St. Mark’s Coptic ChurchThe Coptic Church is the ancient and still vibrant church of Egypt, an autonomous Christian church which dates its origins to Mark the Evangelist in the first century. It continues to be led today by a patriarch called a Pope; its liturgical life is condu... in Jersey City, New Jersey.
www.copticchurch.net

Ecumenical Women 2000+
An ecumenical coalition of organizations at the United Nations that focus on religion, human rights, and gender in order to raise the status of women and human rights.
www.ecumenicalwomen.org/

Episcopal Church, USA
Beliefs, programs, and commitments of the Episcopal Church USA, part of the worldwide AnglicanThe Church of England is a national church that broke with the Roman Catholic Church in the English Reformation of the 16th century; the Worldwide Anglican communion, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, consists of more than thirty-eight autonomous provi... communionCommunion or holy communion—also called the Eucharist, or the Lord’s supper—is the central rite of the Christian community in which the faithful partake as a community of the sanctified bread and wine. By extension, communion is often used to refer ....
www.episcopalchurch.org

Evangelical LutheranLutheranism is a Protestant tradition following the theology of Martin Luther (1483-1546), the reformer who was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church and launched the German reformation. He emphasized the sole authority of the Bible, the priesthoo... Church in America
History, organizational structure, beliefs and social commitments of the ELCA.
www.elca.org

The Lutheran
The monthly magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
www.thelutheran.org

National Association of EvangelicalsThe Greek word euangelion means “good news” and an evangelist is one who proclaims and shares the good news of Christ. Evangelism is the preaching and witnessing to that good news. Evangelicals are Christians who emphasize the personal experience of G...
Values, mission, and manifesto of the 43,000 member churches of the NAE.
www.nae.net

National Baptist Convention, USA
The largest African American Christian denomination and the nation’s largest African American organization.
www.nationalbaptist.com

National Council of Churches of Christ
A broad ecumenical coalition of Christian churches, engaging 36 Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, historic African-American and Living Peace denominations, and speaking to the critical issues of the world.
http://nationalcouncilofchurches.us/

NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
A progressive lobby that works to influence Congress on issues of peace and justice based on Catholic Social Teaching.
www.networklobby.org

Orthodox Church in America
An English-speaking Orthodox Church with roots in Russian OrthodoxyIn general, orthodox means having a “correct opinion or outlook” and is a term used by people in many religions who claim authority for traditional views and forms of their religion. which seeks to include a wide range of American Orthodox Christians.
www.oca.org

PresbyterianPresbyterian is the general name for churches governed by elected presbyters or elders and refers especially to Reformed churches in Scotland and England that shaped Presbyterian churches worldwide. The church is distinguished both from those in which aut... Church, USA
Beliefs and programs of America’s largest Presbyterian denomination; addresses the political, social, and ethical issues of today.
www.pcusa.org

Response
A bi-monthly publication by United Methodist Women on issues of mission work.
www.gbgm-umc.org

Sojourners: Faith, Politics, and Culture
A monthly magazine of the socially committed Evangelical movement.
www.sojo.net

Southern Baptist Convention
America’s largest Protestant denomination, a largely conservative Baptist consortium with over 42,000 member churches.
www.sbc.net

United Methodist Church
The mission, beliefs, history, policies, and social creed of the United Methodist Church, America’s third largest Christian denomination.
www.umc.org

United Methodist Women
One of the largest Protestant women’s organizations in the United States; offers programs, advocacy, mission work, and outreach.
http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/

United States Conference of Catholic BishopsA bishop is an ordained minister who supervises life in a diocese, synod, or other broad region and possesses, among other things, the authority to ordain clergy to the ministry of the church. The Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, and Protest...
A professional organization for Catholic bishops addressing issues of Catholic doctrine and education.
http://www.usccb.org/

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
A women’s organization of 500,000 plus members; provides resources, programs, publications, events, and outreach.
www.womenoftheelca.org

Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER)
A feminist educational center which offers programs, publications, and workshops in order to promote social change.
http://www.waterwomensalliance.org/

World Council of Churches
A Geneva-based fellowship of over 340 member churches in 120 countries, representing the entire spectrum of Protestant and Orthodox churches.
www.oikoumene.org