Faith News

Phylicia Rashad to headline 10th Annual Transformation Expo

Actress Phylicia Rashad will headline Radio One’s 10th Annual Transformation Expo at noon Saturday, March 18, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Black Southern Baptists support Dr. Moore in denomination controversy

Embattled Southern Baptist ethicist Dr. Russell Moore, the public face of the nation’s largest Protestant group, has at least one group of vocal supporters — African-American Southern Baptist leaders.

Faith leaders, politicians: New immigration order still anti-Muslim

Federal judges may find President Trump’s new executive order on immigration more acceptable than the last. But many religious groups and faith leaders see no meaningful difference in the new measure, which President Trump signed privately last Monday.

Delegate McQuinn to lead cleanup Saturday at historic cemeteries

Fresh from winning state funding to support two historic African-American cemeteries, Delegate Delores L. McQuinn will lead a cleanup of the Evergreen and East End cemeteries this weekend. She is seeking 500 volunteers to assist with removing vines, overgrown grass, ...

Morgan State University Choir to perform March 21 at Fifth Baptist Church

The Morgan State University Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Fifth Baptist Church, 1415 W. Cary St.

Nat Turner links black, white George Wythe High alumni

Nat Turner, who led one of the bloodiest rebellions of enslaved people in history, has connected the members of the George Wythe High School Class of 1974 in a unique way.

Sen. Tim Kaine talks refugee crisis with Pope Francis

While most congressional lawmakers headed home during last week’s break, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Richmond responded to a higher calling.

Border agents ask Muhammad Ali’s son: Are you Muslim?

Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said last week. Returning from a ...

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 ...