Faith News

New interfaith group targeting predatory lenders

As pastor of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, the Rev. Rodney Hunter weekly hears stories of financial distress from members and non-members who seek help from his church.

Women's healing and deliverance conference Oct. 25 and 26

Dr. Khaalida Forbes, pastor of Truth City in Washington, and Bishop S. Teri Smith of Love Ministries Fellowship Church in Houston will be among the speakers at Fashioned for the Kingdom Healing and Deliverance Women’s Conference, a two-day event in ...

Donnie McClurkin: 'I'm at a time now I sing when I want to'

Two decades ago, gospel singer and pastor Donnie McClurkin stepped on a London stage to record his second album. Now, he’s returning to the United Kingdom for 20th anniversary concerts on Oct. 18 and 19 to reprise the music of ...

Meditation apps don't always provide enlightenment

Search your smartphone’s app store for “meditation” and you’ll get more than 1,000 results.

Friends of East End Cemetery wins $25,000 grant

Volunteers who have worked since 2013 to reclaim one of Richmond’s historic and formerly neglected African-American cem- eteries are in high spirits after getting a new financial boost to their efforts to restore and archive a part of black history.

Architect for black history museum in D.C. wins another big commission

The project was an architect’s dream and a potential nightmare: Design a tripartite worship space — to include a Catholic church, a synagogue and a mosque — in the heart of the conflict-ridden Middle East, in order to promote tolerance ...

Frank Lloyd Wright synagogue continues 60 years later as work of art

Sixty years ago, just before the Jewish High Holy Days, members of a Conservative synagogue processed into their new sanctuary, marking a new era in their congregational life and in modern religious architecture.

Resilience after the hurricane

The president of the historically African-American Progressive National Baptist Convention traveled to the Bahamas island of Grand Bahama on Sept. 11 to assess the damage from Hurricane Dorian and came away with stories of damage and determination.

Prayer at the pole

Area ministers and church members gather last Saturday outside Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in the East End to pray for students, teachers, administrators and all employees of Richmond Public Schools and other area school districts.

Alexandria seminary announces $1.7M slavery reparations fund

An Episcopal seminary in Alexandria has announced plans to create a $1.7 million endowment fund whose proceeds will support reparations for the school’s ties to slavery.

2 church-sponsored festivals set for Sept. 20, 21 in Church Hill

Back-to-back festivals will be held on church grounds in Church Hill next weekend.

Pope Francis preaches message of peace, care of the sick and environmentalism during 3-nation visit to Africa

Pope Francis greeted packed stadiums full of celebrating locals and spoke to crowds numbering up to 1 million people in Madagascar, the second stop on his weeklong, three-nation trip to Africa.

In Mississippi Delta, Catholic clergy abuse cases settle on the cheap

A famed Catholic religious order settled sex abuse cases in recent months by secretly paying two African-American Mississippi men $15,000 each and requiring them to keep silent about their claims, the Associated Press has found.

‘A heavy lift’: Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg’s bid

The Rev. Joe Darby, a South Carolina pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pondered a sensitive question that he knew was on the mind of his congregation. Would black voters be able to reconcile their conservative religious doctrine with ...

Court rules denomination can be sued over child sexual abuse by church employee

One of the nation’s largest Pentecostal denominations can be sued for failing to protect one of its child members from a pedophile who worked closely with the children in a member church, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled.