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African-Centered Christianity: First Afrikan Church, Atlanta, Georgia

The mission of First Afrikan Church in Atlanta, Georgia, is to be an “Africentric Christian Ministry that empowers women, men, youth and children to move from membership to leadership in the church, community and the world.” It is a social justiceteaching ministry that aims to restore the Black church to the center of the Black community.

First Afrikan Church is a creative commingling of old/traditional and new elements of worship. The old/traditional forms of worship are those that have been received from forebearers. They include the use of the Bible as the primary sacred text, the occasional singing of hymns and spirituals, and the call to and practice of communal prayer. New elements of worship have been added to those received from the previous ...

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