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Origins

The Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) began its work more than 30 years ago when it convened the national leadership of the six largest historically Black denominations; acknowledging the urgent need for Black ecumenical dialogue and collaboration. Most importantly, they recognized that their member bodies could not do separately and independently what they could achieve more effectively together. The undeniable distinction of CNBC is that it brings to the table the collective power and moral authority of national Black Denominations and Conventions to advance its programmatic efforts on behalf of Black people

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Membership

The Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) is comprised of the national leadership of the eight largest historically Black denominations with a combined membership of over 20 million people and 30,000 congregations in the United States. Through CNBC, the member denominations use their unique influence and power as advocates in the areas of health, education, social justice/public policy and economic empowerment.

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Denominations

  • African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME)
  • African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AME Zion)
  • Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME)
  • Church of God in Christ (COGIC)
  • Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International (FGBCFI)
  • National Baptist Convention of America, Inc., International (NBCA)
  • National Baptist Convention U. S. A., Inc. (NBC USA)
  • Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC)

Faith Into Advocacy

CNBC will fill the void for a unified voice of faith which will be translated into advocacy efforts in the areas of hunger, education, health, public policy/social justice; and economic empowerment. In addition, CNBC will implement its programs through collaborative efforts with selected partners, organizations and corporations that support the mission, vision, and goals of the organization.

The Necessity for Unity

We cannot afford the luxury of being separate, because we are a stronger body as we come together with a commitment to ecumenical unity.