Faith News

On Emancipation Day

“I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to go back to the good old days. I don’t want to go back to separate and unequal,” Roslyn M. Brock, chairman emeritus of the national NAACP, told a crowd on ...

Artistic salute to veterans

This unique sculptural tribute to military veterans stands at the Virginia War Memorial near the Lee Bridge. Dubbed the “Veterans’ Impact Project,” the three-part relief features the impressions of objects symbolic of military service, ranging from helmets and other gear ...

Dr. Barber attends global conference at the Vatican

Rome is more than 4,600 miles away from Raleigh, N.C. But when it came to “Moral Mondays,” the massive yet peaceful demonstrations held in North Carolina’s capital city led by the former president of the North Carolina NAACP, no distance ...

City Church to host New Year’s Eve prayer service, after-party

Many African-American churches have Watch Night services on New Year’s Eve, and then their congregants go out to clubs and other places that may not be safe, said Pastor Dimitri Bradley of City Church.

Emancipation Proclamation Day event to feature Roslyn Brock as speaker

Richmond once again will celebrate one of the greatest days in American history — the emancipation of enslaved people.

UNCI to move Dec. 31 to new home at former Richmond Christian Center

The Richmond Christian Center will end the year as the new home of United Nations Church International. The founder and pastor, Bishop Orrin K. Pullings Sr., and his wife and co-pastor, Dr. Medina Pullings, will lead the 700-member UNCI congregation ...

Black family gets apology 40 years later from KKK member turned priest

A former Ku Klux Klan member who burned a cross on a black couple’s lawn 40 years ago, before becoming a Roman Catholic priest, has finally written his victims an apology.

Hanukkah continues through Dec. 20

Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas.

Pope names new bishop of Catholic Diocese of Richmond

Bishop Barry C. Knestout has been named the next bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. He succeeds Bishop Francis Xavier DiLorenzo, who died on Aug. 17.

Gay wedding cake meets faith at U.S. Supreme Court

What if an atheist baker refused to bake a cake for a First Communion? What if a college with a religious affiliation didn’t want to rent out its chapel to a gay couple? What if a makeup artist didn’t want ...

Judge approves RCC sale to UNCI

As anticipated, the Richmond-based United Nations Church International has been approved to purchase the 5-acre Richmond Christian Center property in South Side

Priest aids in Mugabe relinquishing power

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe knew it was “the end of the road” days before he quit, and appeared relieved when he signed his resignation letter after 37 years in power, said a Catholic priest who mediated talks leading to ...

Evergreen Restoration Foundation continues work, seeks volunteers

Real estate broker Marvin Harris has spent the past 18 months motivating volunteers to restore a 15-acre section of the historic, but long-neglected Evergreen Cemetery where Richmond businesswoman Maggie L. Walker and crusading newspaper editor John Mitchell Jr. are buried.

Farrakhan calls on Trump to repent

Minister Louis Farrakhan called on President Trump to repent for what the Nation of Islam leader called America’s mistreatment of black people over the centuries.

Museum of the Bible, funded by conservatives, avoids contentious issues

Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family’s $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a U.S. Supreme Court fight over ...