Faith News

Chesterfield reader offers payment to Morning Star Baptist guest preacher

The Rev. Ernest Blue Jr. finally has been paid for delivering a guest sermon July 1 at Morning Star Baptist Church in South Side.

James Meredith on mission from God

James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives.

Nominees sought for 2018 Manny Awards

My Brother’s Keeper of Greater Richmond is accepting nominations for the 2018 Manny Awards honoring unsung heroes in the region who are making their communities better.

Morman Church teams up with NAACP

The Mormon Church is teaming up with the national NAACP on a new education and employment program on the East Coast, an outgrowth from the first official meeting between the groups in May.

At 91, Carlton T. Brooks still going strong

Carlton T. Brooks said as a young man he faced the big decision of figuring out how to make a living.

AME Church and black banks launch partnership for black wealth

The black church, among the most prosperous institutions in America, has long led movements for the spiritual, social and civic uplift of black people.

Guest preacher says he was stiffed by South Side church

The Rev. Ernest Blue Jr. of Richmond is often called to be a guest preacher.


The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has apologized for a white priest kicking an African-American family out of their loved one’s funeral.

Historic cemetery’s cleanup has drawn nearly 8,000 volunteer visits

The Friends of East End Cemetery are marking the five-year anniversary of cleaning up and restoring the historic African-American burial ground in Eastern Henrico County.

Jehovah's Witnesses convene in Downtown

As national and world events cause polarization and despair, there’s a need for individuals to have a source of release and a positive outlook for the future. The Jehovah’s Witnesses plan to address the issues in a series of weekend ...

City Council approves church site for new school

Calvary United Methodist Church in Fulton has won approval to become the new home of a nonprofit Montessori preschool.

Churches, nonprofits to be hit with taxes under new federal code

Republicans have quietly imposed a new, but limited tax on churches, synagogues and other nonprofits, a little-noticed and surprising change that could cost some groups tens of thousands of dollars.

Second Baptist Church to host Christian hip-hop concert June 29

The Rev. Ralph S. Hodge wants to present positive, upbeat Christian messages in a musical form that is attractive to Richmond youths.

2nd Annual Community Potluck Iftar

A local church is hosting a community iftar, a dinner to break the fast for Ramadan. The 2nd Annual Community Potluck Iftar will be held 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Bon Air United Methodist Church, 1645 Buford ...

Muslims in U.S. working toward greener Ramadan with less waste

Religion News Service Neekta Hamidi usually gets a few strange looks when she sits down for an iftar, the evening meal that breaks the Ramadan fast, at her mosque in Boston.