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Operation Streets founder calls recreation programs the key to ending youth violence

On the campaign trail, Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney promised to beef up after-school programs and recreational opportunities for youths.

Mt. Gilead wins 2017 Governor’s Award

One of the Richmond area’s largest churches is the winner of a statewide award for volunteer and community service.

‘Bring Our Missing Children Home!’ event April 29 at South Side church

Toni Jacobs keeps hoping she will soon hear from her 21-year-old daughter, Keeshae Jacobs, who disappeared without a trace seven months ago.

Women’s Transformation & Empowerment Experience on April 29

The Women United for Christ Ministry is presenting a Women’s Transformation & Empowerment Experience from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Fifth Baptist Church’s Family Life Center, 1415 W. Cary St.

Hernandez cited Scripture on forehead before suicide

It wasn’t a suicide note that former NFL star Aaron Hernandez left in his Massachusetts prison cell when he reportedly hanged himself.

Defense Dept. expands its list of religions

Humanist? Deist? No religion?

VUU’s new Center for African-American Pentecostalism & Leadership Development hosts convocation

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, nationally known for its noted graduates such as Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, Dr. Jeremiah Wright and former Congressman Walter E. Fauntroy, will hold its first Pentecostal Convocation on Monday, ...

Student Minister Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam to speak in Richmond

Nation of Islam Student Minister Tony Muhammad will speak at two engagements in Richmond next weekend.

Pivotal church versus state legal battle urged to proceed in high court

Missouri officials and a church embroiled in a closely watched dispute over public money going to religious entities urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to decide the case despite a pivotal policy change by the state’s Republican governor.

Stations of the Cross to be held Friday along Brookland Park Boulevard

A coalition of North Side churches is hosting Stations of the Cross along Brookland Park Boulevard from 3 to 4 p.m. on Good Friday, April 14.

Dr. Levy Armwood to retire

Ebenezer Baptist Church in Jackson Ward soon will be looking for a new pastor. Dr. Levy M. Armwood Jr. is retiring after nearly 15 years in the pulpit of the historic church that has occupied 216 W. Leigh St. since ...

Prison Fellowship launches ‘Second Chance Month’ to help convicts

A national prison ministry is joining forces with conservative and liberal groups to call on church leaders and politicians to give former prisoners a second chance at normal lives.

Christian coalition protests Trump’s planned budget cuts

With ashes on their foreheads, sackcloth draped around their necks and the U.S. Capitol as a backdrop, Christian leaders used the words “evil” and “immoral” to describe the federal budget cuts President Trump has proposed and many Republican lawmakers favor.

Parson and backers initially barred then allowed to worship at RCC

“We’re back. And we’re not going away.” So said Pastor Stephen A. Parson Sr. after he successfully led nearly 40 supporters without incident into the Richmond Christian Center on Sunday to take part in the 8 a.m. worship service.

Parson attempts legal maneuver to retake Richmond Christian Center

Fresh from campaigning for President Trump, Pastor Stephen A. Parson Sr. has launched a campaign to retake control of the Richmond Christian Center in South Side.