Black church believed to be oldest in U.S. finishes repairs in time for 246th anniversary

A black congregation that began worship services before the American Revolution has restored its historic church to a version of its former glory.

Who are the Black Hebrew Israelites?

On Dec. 10, two individuals opened fire on a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, N.J. The violent attack — which occurred shortly after the assailants allegedly killed a police officer in a nearby cemetery — ultimately left three bystanders dead ...

Study: 40% of millenials not affiliated with religion

Millennials — those between ages 23 and 48 — are shaking up the workplace, transforming dating and undoing organized religion.

Lt. Ashley N. Berry remembered during service at Second Baptist in South Richmond

“She was the best of the best,” Richmond Fire Chief Melvin Carter said.

Va. inmate wins religious freedom lawsuit

For more than three years, Alfonza H. Greenhill has persisted in battling Virginia prison policies that blocked him from practicing the strict Sufi branch of Islam.

Funeral Dec. 7 for Richmond Fire Lt. Ashley N. Berry, 33

Final tributes will be paid to Richmond Fire Department Lt. Nicole Ashley Berry at noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at Second Baptist Church of South Richmond, 3300 Broad Rock Blvd.

Priest who brought Black Power into the Catholic Church dies at 87

Thanksgiving week began in mourning for the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and many black Catholics as news came that the Rev. George H. Clements died on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Only the second black priest ordained by the Chicago archdiocese, ...

City Planning Commission to take up Salvation Army relocation request in new year

A holiday truce has been declared in the seven-month battle over the Salvation Army’s proposal to move its Central Virginia headquarters and shelter from Downtown to North Side.

Blessing of the Animals Dec. 13 in Shockoe Slip

The annual pre-Christmas ceremony to bless pets and working animals will take place at noon Friday, Dec. 13, at its traditional site — Morgan Fountain in the Shockoe Slip Plaza at 13th and Cary streets.

RVA Street Singers host free concert Dec. 13

The RVA Street Singers will perform a free concert, “Unity, Happiness & Light,” at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Centenary United Methodist Church, 411 E. Grace St. in Downtown.

Pastor Dimitri Bradley, co-founder of City Church, dies at 51

Beginning with just 12 members, Pastor Dimitri R. Bradley and his co-pastor and wife, Nicole, built one of the largest congregations in the Richmond area. Now the estimated 4,000 members of Henrico County-based City Church are mourning the loss of ...

Dr. Wesley B. Carter, child and adolescent psychiatrist, dies at 77

For more than 50 years, Dr. Wesley Byrd Carter specialized in helping children and teens deal with mental health challenges.

Funeral programs helping to connect African-American families to roots

Volunteers across the state are combing through a large collection of old African-American funeral programs to help families connect with distant relatives of the past.

Faith groups sue Trump administration over refugee resettlement order

Three faith-based groups that assist with refugee resettlement are suing the federal government, arguing a recent executive order granting state and local officials the authority to block refugee resettlement violates federal law and inhibits their ability to practice their faith.

Rev. Barber wins highest N.C. award

The Rev. William J. Barber II, a social justice activist and co-leader of the national Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, has been awarded the state of North Carolina’s highest honor.

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