Faith News

Pope Francis calls for Easter truce in Ukraine

Pope Francis opened Holy Week on Sunday with a call for an Easter truce in Ukraine to make room for a negotiated peace, highlighting the need for leaders to “make some sacrifices for the good of the people.”

Zambian mission trip spurs desire to forge greater ties for Dr. Michael Jones

It is not unusual for church members to go on mission trips to provide help and support to those in need in other countries. However, Dr. Michael J. Jones said he and a small delegation from the Village of Faith ...

Afghan evacuees mark first U.S. Ramadan with gratitude, agony

Sitting cross-legged on the floor as his wife and six children laid plates of fruit on a red cloth in front of him, Wolayat Khan Samadzoi watched through the open balcony door for the sliver of the new moon to ...

Booker T. Washington National Monument seeking public’s help to unravel mystery

Officials at the Booker T. Washington National Monument outside Roanoke are asking the public for help in unraveling one of its biggest mysteries.

Report: AME Church suspends payments to retirees, investigates missing pension funds

One of the nation’s largest Black Protestant denominations has stopped making payments to retired ministers on its pension plan, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

Holding on to their faith: Strengthening Black families living with dementia

When Dr. Fayron Epps was growing up in New Orleans, worship services weren’t limited to Sundays.

Pope Francis uses Ash Wednesday to advocate for peace in Ukraine; sends top Vatican officials to advocate for war’s refugees

Pope Francis used Ash Wednesday to praise practical and spiritual efforts to promote peace, encouraging people to dedicate prayers and fasting to ending the conflict in Ukraine as the church season of Lent begins.

Black Muslim life honored in new online portrait exhibit

A new online exhibit featuring portraits of Black Muslims was launched earlier this month by Sapelo Square, a Black Muslim education and media collective.

Southern Baptist Convention taps Willie McLaurin for top leadership role

Tennessee Pastor Willie McLaurin has been named interim president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, becoming the first African-American to lead one of the denomination’s ministry entities in its more than 175-year history.

Judge rules pastor improperly fired church trustees, finance committee chair

A Richmond judge ruled Tuesday that the pastor of historic but embattled Fourth Baptist Church in Church Hill acted without proper authority when he fired six members of the church’s Trustee Board and the chair of the Finance Committee 19 ...

Red Lip Theology: Candice Benbow’s love letter to Black women in the Black church

Candice Marie Benbow came to be a theologian by way of the death of Whitney Houston, who she considers “the ultimate church girl.”

Dr. John Guns to give keynote at Emancipation Proclamation virtual worship service Jan. 1

Dr. John Guns, the new dean of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, will be the featured speaker at the annual Emancipation Proclamation Day service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, sponsored by the Baptist ...

Second ‘George Floyd’ Pieta stolen from Catholic University

A second painting of Jesus and his mother, Mary, in which Jesus is widely thought to be depicted as George Floyd, has been stolen from the walls of the Catholic University of America’s law school.

Denzel Washington: ‘I wanted to please God’ in latest directing effort

Longtime actor Denzel Washington said his faith was a part of every decision he made in directing the new movie, “A Journal For Jordan,” based on the writings of an Army sergeant who was killed in action.