Black church

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A Black Church is a Christian church whose congregation is mostly of African descent. There are many in the United States and increasingly in the United Kingdom.

In the United States they include the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Church of God in Christ. Many were started by freed black people. In the United Kingdom they have been mostly started by immigrants from West Africa. They often have distinct forms of worship from African spiritual traditions, such as call and response.[1]

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  1. Murphy, Joseph (1994). Working the Spirit: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora. Beacon Press Books. pp. 145–176. ISBN 9780807012215.