Health officials in the nation’s capital are hoping that Black religious leaders will serve as community influencers to overcome what officials say is a persistent vaccine reluctance in the Black community. Several local ministers recently received their first vaccine shots.
Uplift Church in Spokane Valley, Wash., does not take itself too seriously, according to Pastor Joe Pittenger, partially because it is located in a failed Hooters bar. What they do take seriously is Jesus.
It is an example of churches that are sprouting up in surprising places.
Edgar Palacios, a Salvadoran who serves as associate pastor for Christian education at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, is the 2012 recipient of the Baptist World Alliance’s Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award.
ATLANTA (ABP) -- There was no heated rhetoric, and only a few talking points, when two savvy 30-something Christians -- a Democrat and a Republican -- came to Mercer University to speak about their faith and their work inside the Beltway. The speakers, Katie Paris
WASHINGTON -- Ask most American Christians where the largest Bible printing facility in the world is and they might imagine Nashville, Dallas or London to hold that honor. Few would guess the correct answer: China. On Sept. 28, opening ceremonies were held in Washington for
By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor Christians and others give particular attention to racial reconciliation during February. Missourians have a claim to fame in an ex-slave who excelled in his profession and helped bridge the racial divide in America in the late 19th