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Trump’s views on Islam ‘continue to evolve’

President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia this week has begun to soften his attitudes about Islam, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday after a two-day summit in which the president was treated to extraordinary Arab hospitality. “I think the ...

President’s family gets special dispensation to fly on Sabbath

When it comes to Jewish observance, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump may be in a class by themselves.

Callista Gingrich to be nominated as ambassador to the Vatican

Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, is expected to be nominated by President Trump as the next ambassador to the Vatican.

Gardens sprouting from the work of area churches

At Second Baptist Church in South Side, volunteer gardeners are preparing to produce a cornucopia of vegetables and herbs on a quarter-acre garden plot next to the sanctuary on Broad Rock Boulevard.

Missing from church on Mother’s Day: Women wishing to be moms

Religion News Service For years, Mother’s Day worship services were simply too much for Candace Wohl.

Changes at 2 North Side funeral homes

They may deal with death, but two venerable, African-American-owned funeral homes in North Side are getting new life. The former W.S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home at 2700 North Ave. has new owners who vow to rebuild the 84-year-old business.

U.S. cultural ambassador to speak at St. Philip’s Women’s Day program

Humanitarian and activist Yewande Austin, president of the Global Institute for Diversity and Change, will be the Women’s Day speaker at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, May 21, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 2900 Hanes Ave. Ms. Austin is an ...

Mount Olive Baptist Church walk to symbolize 150-year history

When members of Mount Olive Baptist Church make the 8/10th of a mile walk from Hungary Road Baptist Church to their sanctuary in Henrico County this Saturday, it will symbolize an important journey in the church’s 150-year history.

More help requested at Evergreen, East End cemeteries

More help, please. That’s the plea from Marvin Harris, founder and president of the nonprofit Evergreen Restoration Foundation that is dedicated to improving the historic 60-acre Evergreen Cemetery on the border between Richmond and Henrico County in the East End.

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?