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Charter schools debate continues

Are charter schools a threat to public education? That issue will be the focus of a two-part program titled “Protecting Public Education” that will feature a panel discussion and the screening of a documentary about the cost of privatizing education, ...

Trump speaks at event hosted by hate group

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, President Trump spoke to a hate group last week — and he was a hit. The Family Research Council, which is on the SPLC hate group list, invited the 45th president to speak ...

Speaking Spirit adds second sanctuary in Chesterfield

Speaking Spirit Ministries is on the grow.

St. Paul’s Episcopal hosts luncheon series Downtown

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Downtown is hosting a series of speakers on issues ranging from race, politics and mental health and addiction during its Friday luncheon series, “Eyes on Richmond.” The theme for the fall series: “Reclaiming the Prophetic ...

Church members dispute alleged support for Dr. Henderson

Dr. Morris G. Henderson has yet to win congregational support to remain as pastor of Thirty-first Baptist Church, according to six members.

Cake dispute turns into highly visible First Amendment religious football

Sometimes a wedding cake is just delicious. And sometimes it is a First Amendment football. In the U.S. Supreme Court’s term that began Monday, the nation’s highest court will hear Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a.k.a. “The Cake ...

Nuns rock like no others

Eleven nuns take the stage wearing traditional black-and-white habits but are anything but old school as they belt out songs to the ringing of an electric guitar and a rock ‘n’ roll beat.

Congregation to vote on pastor’s request to stay

Dr. Morris G. Henderson announced his retirement in late May, but now he is seeking to stay on as pastor of Thirty-first Street Baptist Church.

Washington National Cathedral to remove windows of Confederates

Following “considerable prayer and discussion” prompted by last month’s white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, the Washington National Cathedral has decided to remove stained-glass windows honoring two Confederate generals. A statement released Sept. 6 read that “after considerable prayer and discussion,” ...

Megapastor tries to defend himself after Hurricane Harvey

Pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston is helping Texans cope in the wake of Hurricane Harvey — and trying to counter a flood of comments on social media accusing the church of turning its back on storm victims. The ...

Thousands join 1,000 Ministers March for Justice in D.C.

From Protestant preachers to Jewish cantors to Catholic nuns, religious leaders of a range of faiths demonstrated in the nation’s capital for racial justice, criticizing the silence of some within their own ranks on the subject of white supremacy and ...

Richmond Christian Center gets 4-month reprieve from sale

The Richmond Christian Center has been given a four-month reprieve from the forced sale of its South Side sanctuary in the 200 block of Cowardin Avenue and other holdings.

Life Church RVA has new home

The former home of the bankrupt Southside Baptist Church is the new home of The Life Church RVA.

Hundreds of area ministers call for churches to combat racism and anti-Semitism

Several hundred Richmond area pastors and ministers came together Monday in an unprecedented display of unity to reject white supremacy and to affirm that every human being is created equally.

North Side churches hosting neighborhood block party

Two North Side churches are hosting a neighborhood block party this weekend. The event, scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, is the first collaborative effort for St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and Trinity Baptist Church.