Been Buying Black: An Interview with Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III
UrbanFaith sat down with Dr. Haynes to discuss their recent #100BuyBlack initiative which honors and extends the legacy of Black Wall Street
Women breaking through to top roles in Black churches
In the past few decades more and more women are breaking through into top leadership roles in in Black Churches and Denominations
Israel to allow 3,000 Ethiopian Jews to immigrate
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's government on Sunday approved the immigration of several thousand Jews from war-torn Ethiopia, some of whom have waited for decades to join their relatives in Israel. The decision took a step toward resolving an issue that has long...
King Richard: An Interview with Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton
UrbanFaith sat down with Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton who play tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams alongside Will Smith in King Richard in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday!
‘Colin loved the church’: Powell recalled as Episcopalian at cathedral funeral
Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin Powell, known as a four-star general and as a onetime secretary of defense, was remembered at his funeral at the Washington National Cathedral Friday (Nov. 5) as a man of the Episcopal faith.
Nearly half of all churches and other faith institutions help people get enough to eat
Almost half of U.S. congregations participate in some kind of food distribution program, government benefits often don’t cover the full food costs of people facing economic hardship.
Raphael Warnock honored with Four Freedoms award in ‘extra step’ for racial justice
Sen. Raphael Warnock, who continues to pastor his historic Atlanta church while serving as Georgia’s first Black U.S. senator, has received the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom of Worship Award in a ceremony focused on racial justice.
Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors
Reform activists and civil rights advocates say prosecutors already have powerful tools at their disposal to curb bad behavior by police
Women taken from mothers in Congo seek Belgian reparations
'BRUSSELS (AP) — A court in Brussels has started considering a crimes against humanity lawsuit brought by five biracial women who were born in Congo and taken away from their Black mothers when they were little and the country was under Belgian colonial rule. Lea...
Remnants of Black church uncovered in Colonial Williamsburg
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The brick foundation of one of the nation's oldest Black churches has been unearthed at Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum in Virginia that continues to reckon with its past storytelling about the country's origins and the role of...
As billionaires grow richer, children go to sleep hungry
Last year, families across the United States struggled to put food on the table and balance the responsibilities of childcare and work (assuming they still had a job), but the wealthiest people in our country only got wealthier.
Albert Raboteau, expert on African American religious history, dead at 78
Albert J. Raboteau, an American religion historian who helped students and journalists enhance their understanding of African American religion, has died.
Kenyan Methodists defy ban on campaigning at church, saying ‘humans are political’
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Some churches in Kenya have barred politicians from addressing their congregations, saying campaigning during services disrespects the sanctity of worship. The national Anglican, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic churches have all issued bans, as...
Help And Hope For Haiti: An Interview with Fr. Joseph Philippe
In spite of the negative images, there is long term hope and help for Haiti. One of the people doing tremendous work not only in the aftermath of natural disasters, but daily, is Father Joseph Philippe.
Removal of Robert E. Lee leaves Arthur Ashe as Richmond’s remaining witness
The last Confederate monument still standing on Richmond, Virginia’s Monument Avenue, the massive tribute to General Robert E. Lee, was removed on Wednesday (Sept. 8).
Louisiana residents thankful for small miracles after Ida
MARRERO, La. (AP) — Amid the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, there was at least one bright light Sunday: Parishioners found that electricity had been restored to their church outside of New Orleans, a small improvement as residents of Louisiana struggle to regain...
Moroccans elect new leaders in shadow of virus
Moroccans voted Wednesday for a new parliament and local leaders in elections that have been reshaped by the pandemic, and whose outcome is hard to predict as opinion polls were not allowed.
What are the Jewish High Holy Days? A look at Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and a month of celebrating renewal and moral responsibility
Over the next few weeks, members of the Jewish faith will observe the High Holy Days in the month of Tishrei in the Jewish calendar, usually in September and October. These holidays commemorate concepts such as renewal, forgiveness, freedom and joy.