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 ...
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
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.
A former Seattle Seahawks fullback, a comedian and a gospel rapper are among the speakers scheduled for a conference designed to address some of the challenges facing African-American boys and men and to provide tools for maturely navigating those challenges.
Women United For Christ Ministry is sponsoring a “Spiritual Boot Camp,” a monthly session to educate and empower women in all areas of their lives.
CeCe Winans, one of the most celebrated female gospel artists, is back on tour after releasing her first solo CD in almost a decade.
Unkempt, but historic Evergreen Cemetery has a new owner eager to preserve and protect the burial ground for banker Maggie L. Walker, crusading journalist John Mitchell Jr. and as many as 50,000 other African-Americans. After months of talks, Enrichmond Foundation, ...
Driving to his downtown clothing business, Hans Herman Thun finds it impossible to ignore the beggars. They catch his attention with handwritten, cardboard signs such as “Homeless and hungry,” “Anything helps! God bless” and even “I’ll be honest — I ...
Ebenezer Baptist Church will host a series of public events this week to mark its 160th anniversary as a beacon of faith in Jackson Ward, it has been announced.