Observe World AIDS Day 2019 Dec. 1

World AIDS Day is on Sunday, December 1 this year, but for 37 million people around the world, living with HIV and AIDS is an everyday reality. Millions who don’t know their status are at risk of infection or spreading …

Advocacy groups urge justice, mercy for immigrants at risk

A Call to Justice and Mercy in Response to Anti-Immigrant Federal Policies Nine social justice advocacy groups in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference together have issued a formal statement expressing urgent concern over recent law enforcement actions that threaten the peace …

Pictured at Wharton-Wesley United Methodist Church are Senior Pastor Rev. Eric W. Carr, Jr., (far left front row in red shirt) and the Rev. David W. Brown, Deacon (center in gray “Batman” shirt) as they strike a superhero pose with neighborhood children with whom they work in their community ministry there.
Study reveals burdens of Phila. nonprofits with black leadership

The Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) recently published a comparative research study on the uniquely critical role African American-led nonprofit service agencies play and the challenges they face in serving African American communities. The Rev. David W. Brown, a …

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Resources for nonprofits serving black communities

A matter of black and white? By the Rev. David W. Brown* Recently I was honored to have led an effort by the Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) — a network of African American leaders committed to improving the …

Something beautiful is growing in North Philly

Serenity House, a community center and outreach ministry of Arch Street United Methodist Church, sits near the corner of 12th St. and W. Lehigh Ave, in the heart of North Philadelphia. The former parsonage of the now-closed Cookman UMC, this …