National Day of Prayer, reshaped by pandemic, includes interfaith and online events

The National Day of Prayer, like most events amid the coronavirus, will have a different look this year as it is marked on May 7.

Black churches, via phones and Facebook, bridging digital divide amid COVID-19

With issues of access and technical ability among some congregants, and a pandemic that has closed their church doors and scattered congregations, African Americans have been scrambling to sustain crucial connections to their houses of worship.

Black clergy memorialize the dead, ask government to address disparities

Across the country, black clergy say the coronavirus is touching — and sometimes taking — the faithful who until a month ago were accustomed to meeting weekly in their pews. Some are mourning losses in the highest echelons of their denomination. Others are counting the dead, sick and unemployed.

Joseph Lowery, minister, civil rights leader, friend of King, dies at 98

The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a civil rights leader who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and prayed at President Barack Obama's first inauguration, died on March 27. Lowery was 98.

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