"We can make this a more loving, kind and safe world with the help of God," Black said. "I am working towards a society where we love our neighbors and treat our neighbors the way we want to be treated."
Firefighters, emergency responders, friends and family began gathering Thursday morning ahead of the funeral for fallen Chicago firefighter Ma…
A curious trio of billboards went up across Rockford in November. They showed five men in Roman collars bracketed by angry red type: “Not one …
When parishioners gathered for Christmas Eve Mass at St. Clement Catholic Church last week, the Rev. Peter Wojcik was elated that for the firs…
Amid the surge of coronavirus cases across the U.S., numerous churches have canceled in-person Christmas services, disappointing pastors and churchgoers who consider them an annual highlight.
For many the holidays at the end of the year bring a time of joy and chances to gather with loved ones, but that is not true for everyone. Area religious organizations are stepping in to offer services which cater specifically for people experiencing a “Blue Christmas” this year.
Billy Porter doesn't know if he believes in God and prefers to use the word "spiritual" when describing his desire for a "higher power".
Queen Elizabeth has spoken about the impact of the pandemic at the national assembly of the Church of England.
William Sterling Cary, a pioneering minister and civil rights activist who was the first Black person in prominent church leadership roles including president of the National Council of Churches, has died at 94.
Families of nine victims killed in a racist attack at a Black South Carolina church have reached a settlement with the Justice Department over…
His ministry started at a youth camp, and after working off and on with young adults for his entire career, Walt Wiltschek has stepped into the role of chaplain at Illinois Wesleyan University.
The Great Chicago Fire destroyed 17,450 buildings. Here are 6 that survived and still stand today.
A weekend fire heavily damaged a historic church in Chicago's far southern suburbs that had appeared in the 2002 film “Road to Perdition.”
Sabrina Dunigan's children died Aug. 6 in a predawn apartment fire, its cause still undetermined.
Rev. Felecia Phillips-Harris and Elder Trena McGuire are the first women to be ordained since the church was founded in November 1863.
EAST ST. LOUIS — On the morning of Sunday, July 4, Independence Day, Macedonia Baptist Church had its own celebration of freedom.
The Most Rev. Edward K. Braxton, one of the few African American bishops in the Roman Catholic Church, rarely talks to the press. But he recently agreed to visit at length with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about his new book, "The Church and the Racial Divide."
BROOKLYN — In Brooklyn, Illinois, the country's oldest incorporated Black town, there aren't any monuments celebrating the community's rich history.