Faith News

Church grapples with aftermath of latest school shooting

Soon after a 16-year-old shot and killed two of his classmates and wounded three others at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Nov. 14, Grace Baptist Church Senior Pastor David W. Hegg and members of his church opened ...

VUU honors Wyatt Tee Walker legacy with new society

Virginia Union University’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology announced the creation of the “Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Social Justice Society of Preachers and Prophetic Witnesses” during a formal service Monday in Coburn Hall on campus.

Jackson Ward church hosting free community dinner Nov. 15

Friday night could be a nourishing one for the Richmond community in more ways than one, courtesy of Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church in Jackson Ward.

Hanover church organization hosting group trip to 'Harriet'

More than 100 members of predominantly African-American churches in Hanover County are gathering to see the story and journey of Harriet Tubman on the big screen in the new biopic “Harriet” on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Holiday gift assistance programs ready to give

Angel Tree, Silver Bell and other holiday gift assistance programs are now in full swing in the Richmond area.

New rule would allow foster care, adoption agencies to exclude on religious grounds

The Trump administration is proposing a new rule that would allow adoption, foster care agencies and other social service providers receiving taxpayer funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to refuse to serve people based on religion, ...

Chicago churches join growing movement of congregations paying off medical debt

This Thanksgiving, 5,888 families in Cook County, Ill., will receive a card with the names of several congregations belonging to different Protestant Christian denominations throughout the city of Chicago and these words: “Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We want you to ...

Interfaith group works to repair historic black church

Inside a small Woodside Avenue church set amongst the trees, the oldest African-American congregation in the northern Pioneer Valley has made its home for more than a century.

New interfaith group targeting predatory lenders

As pastor of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, the Rev. Rodney Hunter weekly hears stories of financial distress from members and non-members who seek help from his church.

Women's healing and deliverance conference Oct. 25 and 26

Dr. Khaalida Forbes, pastor of Truth City in Washington, and Bishop S. Teri Smith of Love Ministries Fellowship Church in Houston will be among the speakers at Fashioned for the Kingdom Healing and Deliverance Women’s Conference, a two-day event in ...

Donnie McClurkin: 'I'm at a time now I sing when I want to'

Two decades ago, gospel singer and pastor Donnie McClurkin stepped on a London stage to record his second album. Now, he’s returning to the United Kingdom for 20th anniversary concerts on Oct. 18 and 19 to reprise the music of ...

Meditation apps don't always provide enlightenment

Search your smartphone’s app store for “meditation” and you’ll get more than 1,000 results.

Friends of East End Cemetery wins $25,000 grant

Volunteers who have worked since 2013 to reclaim one of Richmond’s historic and formerly neglected African-American cem- eteries are in high spirits after getting a new financial boost to their efforts to restore and archive a part of black history.

Architect for black history museum in D.C. wins another big commission

The project was an architect’s dream and a potential nightmare: Design a tripartite worship space — to include a Catholic church, a synagogue and a mosque — in the heart of the conflict-ridden Middle East, in order to promote tolerance ...

Frank Lloyd Wright synagogue continues 60 years later as work of art

Sixty years ago, just before the Jewish High Holy Days, members of a Conservative synagogue processed into their new sanctuary, marking a new era in their congregational life and in modern religious architecture.