Faith News

Interfaith film misses Oscar, but raises hope in Kenya

It didn’t bring home an Oscar this week, but a film nominated for an Academy Award is spreading a message that many Africans said is too rarely heard — that people from different religious groups on the continent can be ...

Olympic speedskater credits success to God’s blessings

U.S. speedskater Maame Biney, 18, has a smile that can light up any room, a giggle that has charmed Olympic audiences and a joy that her coaches say has carried her so far in her athletic career at such a ...

African dance company eyeing former Jackson Ward church building

Could the vacant former Sharon Baptist Church in Jackson Ward become a performing arts center for an African dance company and other arts groups?

Church to become regional private school for children with disabilities

A former church is about to become the new home of a regional private school that serves children with autism and other mental challenges.

Members await naming of interim pastor at Thirty-first Street Baptist

Thirty-first Street Baptist Church continues to face turmoil after the retirement of its pastor, Dr. Morris J. Henderson. Dr. Henderson officially stepped down as pastor of the East End church on Jan. 31, although he had stopped preaching at Sunday ...

Pat Robertson recovering from stroke

Televangelist Pat Robertson is recovering after suffering an embolic stroke.

Service set for Dr. Walker

A memorial service for Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Jr. will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 17, at Gillfield Baptist Church, 209 Perry St. in Petersburg.

Photo of then-Sen. Obama and Minister Farrakhan may have tanked presidential chances

It was during a mid-2005 Congressional Black Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill when award-winning journalist Askia Muhammad captured one of the most significant photos of his career.

Misperceptions prevent some from donating organs

Although most Americans say they’re willing to be an organ donor after they die, some people never sign up because they’re unsure about what could happen to them in a medical emergency, according to a new study. In particular, survey ...

Inaugural prayers mirror new governor’s themes of tolerance, unity

The Rev. Kelvin F. Jones called on new Gov. Ralph S. Northam and his leadership partners to “pursue an aggressive agenda” with a focus on “health care, a fair living wage, a thriving economy and a superb education for all” ...

UNCI completes purchase of RCC property

United Nations Church International now owns the former Richmond Christian Center property in the 200 block of Cowardin Avenue in South Side.

Faith, coping with loss highlight new book by co-pastor of New Kingdom Christian Ministries

For Sanya B. Young, writing a book about handling life’s challenge is helping her deal with the grief over the death two years ago of her husband, Dr. Leonidas B. Young II.

Religious groups planning 50th anniversary programs to remember Dr. King’s death

Religious groups are planning more than the annual holiday celebrations that note the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. this year.

Dr. Morris Henderson announces his retirement at Sunday services

Dr. Morris G. Henderson announced at Sunday services that he would step down as pastor of Thirty-first Street Baptist Church on Jan. 31, ending congregational upheaval over his continued service, according to several people in attendance.

4th Circuit strikes down abortion disclosure law

For the second time in six years, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond has thrown out a Baltimore city ordinance requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to post notices in their waiting rooms that they do not offer abortion ...