Faith News

Trump decries anti-Semitism, racism after D.C. museum visit

President Trump called anti-Semitic violence “horrible” and vowed on Tuesday to take steps to counter extremism.

Nation of Islam Saviours’ Day on Sunday

Minister Louis Farrakhan will give the keynote address for the Nation of Islam’s Saviours’ Day 2017 on Sunday, Feb. 19.

‘Cultivating Unity in Our Community’ slated for Feb. 25

A variety of poets and speakers will highlight a public celebration of Black History Month and Kwanzaa principles and values next weekend, it has been announced.

Trump vows to end political limits on churches

Declaring that religious freedom is “under threat,” President Trump vowed to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the ...

‘We are all refugees’

“We are all refugees,” said the Rev. Wallace Adams-Riley of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. “We all have the blood of refugees flowing through our veins. The story of the refugee is a part of our story — the American story.”

South Side church property sold in bankruptcy

A big CBRE real estate sign seeking buyers now stands in front of the former home of Southside Baptist Ministries at 5515 Bryce Lane in South Side.

Controversial Bishop Eddie L. Long dies at 63

During a 30-year tenure, Bishop Eddie Lee Long transformed the once tiny New Birth Missionary Baptist Church near Atlanta into a megachurch that peaked at 25,000 members before he became embroiled in a sex scandal. A controversial figure who lived ...

Jury sentences white supremacist to death in S.C. church massacre

Unrepentant white supremacist Dylann Roof was sentenced to death Tuesday for fatally shooting nine African-American church members during Bible study at a landmark Charleston, S.C., church, becoming the first person ordered executed for a federal hate crime.

Prosperity preachers to pray at Trump inaugural

Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, who hosted President-elect Donald Trump with his Detroit congregation in September, is among the religious leaders chosen to offer prayers at the new president’s swearing-in next week in Washington. The inaugural committee announced that prosperity gospel ...

Super Bowl 51 Gospel Celebration

The NFL Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, the only multicultural event sanctioned by the National Football League, will kick off Super Bowl 51 on Feb. 3 with its 18th annual star-studded concert at Lakewood Church in Houston.

Powered by faith and family, gospel queen Sheilah Belle triumphs over illnesses

Richmond gospel queen Sheilah Belle is “pressing forward” through the health challenges that have dogged her for six months.

New year starts with blessings of cars

The new year rolled in with a special transportation blessing for three Richmond area women. Kambria Cook, Vivian Jefferson and Beverly Tyler each received free cars on New Year’s Eve from Village of Faith Ministries, which has sanctuaries in Henrico ...

Emancipation Proclamation Day Service Jan. 2

Amid a raging Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln took a major step to promote the American ideal of liberty.

Roof guilty in church massacre

The jury in the federal hate crimes trial of avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof found him guilty on all counts for gunning down nine African-American parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, S.C., last year.

Delta House property returned to church

The dreams have evaporated for turning a former Church Hill church sanctuary into the home of the Richmond Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.