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African Methodist Episcopal Church


  • [The African Methodist Episcopal Church, founded in 1816, is a predominantly African-American Methodist denomination based in the United States.]

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  • Variants

    • A.M.E. Church
    • AME Church
    • A.M.E.
    • AME
    • A.M.E. (Bethel) Church
    • AMEC
  • Additional Information

    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Address: 500 8th Avenue South , Nashville , Tenn. 37203
        • Affiliation Address:
        • City: Nashville
        • State: Tenn.
        • Post Code: 37203
        • Email: [email protected]
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Free African Society
        • Organization: Churches Uniting in Christ
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Methodist Episcopal Church
        • Organization: (naf) National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America
        • Organization: (naf) World Council of Churches
    • Descriptor

        African American churches
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Nashville (Tenn.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Field of Activity

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  • Sources

    • found: The Christian recorder, 1943-
    • found: Walker, C. E. A rock in a weary land, c1981:CIP info. (A.M.E. Church)
    • found: HIV/AIDS prevention education curriculum ... c1993:t.p. (African Methodist Episcopal Church, A.M.E.)
    • found: Walls, W.J. The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 1974:p. 460 (A.M.E. (Bethel) Church)
    • found: MWA/NAIP files(established at Philadelphia 1816 with Rev. Richard Allen consecrated as first bishop; not to be confused with the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, established N.Y.C. 1820)
    • found: The Lord's dominion, the history of Canadian methodism, c1996:p. 7 (British Methodist Episcopal Church is a Canadian offshoot of the African Methodist Episcopal Church) p. 123, etc. (British Methodist Episcopal connexion; Canada Conference in 1856 felt disadvantage of ties to American parent group and established the independent British Methodist Episcopal connexion at Chatham) p. 444 (British (African) Methodist Episcopal Church still in existence)
    • found: Encyclopedia of African American culture and history, 1996:v. 1, p. 64 (In the 19th century the African Methodist Episcopal Church expanded outside of the U.S.; in 1884, the British Methodist Episcopal (BME) Church, in existence since 1856, reunited with the African Methodist Episcopal Church)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed June 21, 2013(African Methodist Episcopal Church, usually called the A.M.E. Church, is a predominantly African-American Methodist denomination based in the United States; associations: National Council of Churches, World Council of Churches, Churches Uniting in Christ)
    • found: Its Web site, viewed June 21, 2013homepage (African Methodist Episcopal Church, AME Church, AMEC) our history (The AMEC grew out of the Free African Society) contact us (500 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, [email protected]) - http://www.ame-church.com/
    • found: Lepore, J. These truths, ©2018:page 202 (At the very beginning of the revival [i.e., the Second Great Awakening in the United States], in 1816, the African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in Philadelphia)
  • General Notes

    • [The African Methodist Episcopal Church, founded in 1816, is a predominantly African-American Methodist denomination based in the United States.]
  • Editorial Notes

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  • Change Notes

    • 1980-05-14: new
    • 2020-11-10: revised
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