*Just before Thanksgiving, the leadership of the nine largest historically black denominations announced the launch of The Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC).
These evangelical and mainline denominations, representing nearly 30 million churchgoers and 50,000 congregations in the United States, have joined forces to address myriad issues in the black community. The CNBC will hold its first annual consultation titled “For the Healing of Our People,” Dec. 7-10 in Washington, D.C.
While there are individual churches and denominations and faith-based organizations doing good work in local neighborhoods in America, the CNBC sees itself as filling a void. Some problems are simply too big for one church or denomination to address alone, so the CNBC plans to offer much needed cross-denominational coordination in an effort to serve African-Americans and other underserved populations in the areas of health, education, social justice, and economic empowerment.
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