The Base of Our Dreams: African Methodism, Sacred Memory, and the Road Ahead

The incomparable legacy of the African Methodist Episcopal Church informs how we imagine the next 200 years of our denomination.

A statue of AME Church founder Richard Allen (1760–1831), Mother Bethel Church, Philadelphia, PA.

The chief intellectual project of White supremacy is the erasure of African collective memory. From Hegel to the History Channel, White America has convinced itself of what Eddie Glaude refers to as “The…



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Rev. Melech E. M. Thomas

Rev. Melech E. M. Thomas is a pastor, an activist, and a public thinker devoted to the idea that love is the center of revolution.