Congress of National Black Churches

Washington, DC. (202) 371-1091.

The Congress of National Black Churches (CNBC) is dedicated to fostering Christian unity, charity, and fellowship and to promoting justice, wholeness, fulfillment, and the affirmation of moral and spiritual values. Founded in 1978, the CNBC is an ecumenical coalition of eight historically Black denominations that represent 65,000 churches and more than 20 million people: African Methodist Episcopal; African Methodist Episcopal Zion; Christian Methodist Episcopal; Church of God in Christ; National Baptist Convention of America; National Baptist Convention, USA; National Missionary Baptist Convention of America; and Progressive National Baptist Convention. The CNBC hosts a yearly national conference of member denominational representatives who discuss issues of major concern to the Black community. It also administers model program initiatives on topics such as affiliate relations; children and family development; church rebuilding and arson prevention; economic development; a national anti-drug and violence campaign; national health; voter education and training; and theological education and leadership development.