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Congregation to vote on pastor’s request to stay

Dr. Morris G. Henderson announced his retirement in late May, but now he is seeking to stay on as pastor of Thirty-first Street Baptist Church.

Washington National Cathedral to remove windows of Confederates

Following “considerable prayer and discussion” prompted by last month’s white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, the Washington National Cathedral has decided to remove stained-glass windows honoring two Confederate generals. A statement released Sept. 6 read that “after considerable prayer and discussion,” ...

Megapastor tries to defend himself after Hurricane Harvey

Pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston is helping Texans cope in the wake of Hurricane Harvey — and trying to counter a flood of comments on social media accusing the church of turning its back on storm victims. The ...

Thousands join 1,000 Ministers March for Justice in D.C.

From Protestant preachers to Jewish cantors to Catholic nuns, religious leaders of a range of faiths demonstrated in the nation’s capital for racial justice, criticizing the silence of some within their own ranks on the subject of white supremacy and ...

Richmond Christian Center gets 4-month reprieve from sale

The Richmond Christian Center has been given a four-month reprieve from the forced sale of its South Side sanctuary in the 200 block of Cowardin Avenue and other holdings.

Life Church RVA has new home

The former home of the bankrupt Southside Baptist Church is the new home of The Life Church RVA.

Hundreds of area ministers call for churches to combat racism and anti-Semitism

Several hundred Richmond area pastors and ministers came together Monday in an unprecedented display of unity to reject white supremacy and to affirm that every human being is created equally.

North Side churches hosting neighborhood block party

Two North Side churches are hosting a neighborhood block party this weekend. The event, scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, is the first collaborative effort for St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and Trinity Baptist Church.

Mormon church denounces white supremacy, angering some members

The Mormon church is specifically condemning white supremacist attitudes in its strongest statement since a Virginia rally over a Confederate monument descended into deadly violence.

Megapastor says Trump has God-given authority to ‘take out Kim Jong-un’

Anyone who knows the Bible shouldn’t take issue with the idea that God has given President Trump authority to take out North Korea’s dictator, said Pastor Robert Jeffress, the Dallas megachurch leader who drew sharp rebukes for stating just that.

Richmond Christian Center looking to merge in new bankruptcy plan

The bankrupt Richmond Christian Center has come up with a new plan in a last-ditch effort to stave off a court-ordered sale of its property in the 200 block of Cowardin Avenue in South Side.

Panel to discuss role of African-American church on Aug.17

The current and historical role of the African-American church will be examined during a free panel discussion to be held as part of the 150th anniversary celebration of Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church in Jackson Ward.

Churches host back-to-school rallies

Two Richmond area churches are planning back-to-school rallies that will include distribution of free school supplies. • First Union Baptist Church will host its back-to-school rally 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the church, 6144 Derwent Road ...

Facts about nominee for international religious freedom ambassador

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, President Trump’s nominee for international religious freedom ambassador, describes religious freedom as “the choice of what you do with your own soul.”

A successful new experiment on human embryo raises religious questions

News that scientists for the first time successfully edited genes in human embryos has created a stir.

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