Faith News

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 ...

Pope Francis: Don’t make money, career your whole life

Pope Francis advised against making the pursuit of money, a career or success the basis for one’s whole life, urging in his Epiphany remarks to also resist “inclinations toward arrogance, the thirst for power and for riches.”

Fewer Americans turning to prayer to relieve stress

Americans are feeling stressed not only during the holidays but year-round. The American Psychological Association’s newest “Stress in America” survey of 3,440 adults shows the public’s overall stress level remains the same as 2016, with an average level of 4.8 ...

On Emancipation Day

“I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to go back to the good old days. I don’t want to go back to separate and unequal,” Roslyn M. Brock, chairman emeritus of the national NAACP, told a crowd on ...

Artistic salute to veterans

This unique sculptural tribute to military veterans stands at the Virginia War Memorial near the Lee Bridge. Dubbed the “Veterans’ Impact Project,” the three-part relief features the impressions of objects symbolic of military service, ranging from helmets and other gear ...

Dr. Barber attends global conference at the Vatican

Rome is more than 4,600 miles away from Raleigh, N.C. But when it came to “Moral Mondays,” the massive yet peaceful demonstrations held in North Carolina’s capital city led by the former president of the North Carolina NAACP, no distance ...

City Church to host New Year’s Eve prayer service, after-party

Many African-American churches have Watch Night services on New Year’s Eve, and then their congregants go out to clubs and other places that may not be safe, said Pastor Dimitri Bradley of City Church.

Emancipation Proclamation Day event to feature Roslyn Brock as speaker

Richmond once again will celebrate one of the greatest days in American history — the emancipation of enslaved people.

UNCI to move Dec. 31 to new home at former Richmond Christian Center

The Richmond Christian Center will end the year as the new home of United Nations Church International. The founder and pastor, Bishop Orrin K. Pullings Sr., and his wife and co-pastor, Dr. Medina Pullings, will lead the 700-member UNCI congregation ...

Black family gets apology 40 years later from KKK member turned priest

A former Ku Klux Klan member who burned a cross on a black couple’s lawn 40 years ago, before becoming a Roman Catholic priest, has finally written his victims an apology.

Hanukkah continues through Dec. 20

Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas.

Pope names new bishop of Catholic Diocese of Richmond

Bishop Barry C. Knestout has been named the next bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. He succeeds Bishop Francis Xavier DiLorenzo, who died on Aug. 17.

Gay wedding cake meets faith at U.S. Supreme Court

What if an atheist baker refused to bake a cake for a First Communion? What if a college with a religious affiliation didn’t want to rent out its chapel to a gay couple? What if a makeup artist didn’t want ...

Judge approves RCC sale to UNCI

As anticipated, the Richmond-based United Nations Church International has been approved to purchase the 5-acre Richmond Christian Center property in South Side