Government officials who lead Christian prayers to open meetings are violating the U.S. Constitution, a divided federal appeals court in Richmond has ruled.
Hoping to steer national politics in a different direction, African-American clergy members from several denominations came together this week for the first “African American Clergy Advocacy Day” on Capitol Hill to protest federal budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration.
Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church are urging an overhaul of the NAACP, while acknowledging both historic black organizations need to find modern ways to build their influence.
A national network of progressive faith organizations is rallying support for officials in Virginia and 43 other states and the District of Columbia who have rebuffed a Trump administration effort to collect detailed personal information on voters as part of ...
“Tiger Tom” Mitchell built his life on the spoken and written word. For more than 30 years, the celebrated broadcaster entertained untold thousands of listeners with his radio show on long-gone WANT AM 990.
Expectant mothers often filled the waiting room in Dr. William Collins Jones’ busy North Side office. They could be there for hours while Dr. Jones handled a delivery at a nearby hospital. But none of the women left because each ...
Margaret Poindexter Howlette mothered thousands of Richmond children, although she never had any of her own. For 55 years, Mrs. Howlette dedicated herself to the elementary students she came in contact with, first as a teacher for 29 years and ...
Shirley Hagins Johnson Clarke enjoyed trying new career directions.
For The Rev. Joseph Roger Young, the call to ministry came late in life. The retired insurance claims adjuster was 65 when he entered Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond to begin his new career.
It’s not official, but a stretch of Duval Street in Jackson Ward is now John Jasper Way. Unveiled last Sunday at Duval Street and Chamberlayne Parkway, the honorary street sign pays tribute to the
Claudette Chavis Harris touched the lives of hundreds of Richmond children during her 30-year career as an elementary schoolteacher.
Joy Harris doesn’t remember a time when gospel music didn’t play an important role in the lives of her family. She grew up hearing her grandmother, mother, aunts and uncles sing some of the most familiar songs in traditional gospel ...
During a time when people around the world are struggling with feelings of hopelessness, the Jehovah’s Witnesses plan to address those difficulties during its annual series of conventions in Richmond during upcoming weekends. The theme: “Don’t Give Up!”
Saturday, June 24, marked the end of the monthlong fasting that began in late May for Ramadan, a sacred observance for Muslims.
An Arizona pastor and immigrant advocate has been elected as the first woman president of the Unitarian Universalist Association.