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Copyvio[edit]

Not sure if permission was given or the original writer knew it, but much of the content on the African Methodist Episcopal Church is a direct copy of the AME website. Specifically:

Church Mission ~ http://www.ame-church.com/about-us/mission.php History ~ http://www.ame-church.com/about-us/history.php Structure ~ http://www.ame-church.com/about-us/structure.php

A few bits of new information are interspersed, but it really seems like a cut-and-paste job.

I don't know enough to revise it and it seems sad to delete it, so I'm noting the discrepancy here.

.bulldog 20:24, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Founding of the Church[edit]

This article indicates the AME Church was founded in 1793. The Wiki piece re Richard Allen (reverend) gives a date of 1816 as the founding date. The confusion needs to be addressed by someone more knowledgeable than I --Dumarest 12:59, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

I reread fully, and see my confusion. The 1793 founding was the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, not the AME itself, which was 1816. --Dumarest 13:17, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Huge source available online[edit]

There is an electronic edition of the "Centennial Encyclopaedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Containing Principally the Biographies of the Men and Women, Both Ministers and Laymen, Whose Labors during a Hundred Years, Helped Make the A. M. E. Church What It Is; Also Short Historical Sketches of Annual Conferences, Educational Institutions, General Departments, Missionary Societies of the A. M. E. Church, and General Information about African Methodism and the Christian Church in General; Being a Literary Contribution to the Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Formation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Denomination by Richard Allen and others, at Philadelphia, Penna., in 1816", Richard R. Wright, Editor, published in 1916, available at this location. It is a wonderful source if you are working on a biography of anyone who was prominent in the denomination through 1916. GRBerry 02:14, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

List of African Methodist Episcopal Churches[edit]

I will create this list soon. - Freechild 16:14, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Anvil small nav.gif[edit]

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Empty section[edit]

What was the point of adding an empty section? The Wednesday Island 01:23, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Proposed Methodist work group[edit]

There is now a proposal for a WikiProject group, possibly initially a subproject of Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity, to deal with articles relating to the Methodist churches at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals#Methodism. Anyone interested in taking part in such a group should indicate their interest there. Thank you. John Carter (talk) 15:24, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

14th Episcopal District[edit]

This section has been removed. Why? Sarcelles (talk) 07:51, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

It was at only about 2 % of the article. So it would be appropiate. Sarcelles (talk) 19:11, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

African Methodist Episcopal Church for only black people[edit]

Since the African Methodist Episcopal Church; I thought that it would only be for black people. Is it true? Ashbeckjonathan 19:53, 27 May 2013 (UTC)