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D.C. Wire Archive: Church and State

Churches told they have a friend in Fenty on parking woes

The debate before a coalition of Baptist ministers Monday afternoon was designed to air differences between the candidates for the D.C. Council chairman's post -- council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large) and former council member Vincent Orange. The discussion before the Missionary Baptist Ministers' Conference of D.C. quickly turned heated,...

By Ann Marimow  |  June 28, 2010; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Ann E. Marimow , Church and State , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty  
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City, Interfaith Network launch weatherization jobs program

More than a thousand District residents are expected to pack a church tonight to hear Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and ministers from the Washington Interfaith Network announce that they plan to train jobless residents and put them to work weatherizing homes. In a city where the unemployment rate recently reached...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  March 15, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Church and State , Mayor Fenty  
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Committee unveils changes to same-sex bill

A D.C. Council committee will probably approve major changes Tuesday to the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the District, including a provision that will make it easier for churches to avoid having to participate in gay weddings and receptions. In preparation for the "mark up" hearing before the Committee...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 9, 2009; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Church and State , City Life , D.C. Council , Tim Craig , same-sex marriage  
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Another vote for same-sex marriage

There may be another vote on the D.C. Council in support of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the District. Nine council members are co-sponsoring council member David A. Catania's (I-At Large) same-sex marriage bill. Council members Yvette M. Alexander (D-Ward 7), Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) and Harry Thomas...

By Washington Post Editors  |  October 27, 2009; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Church and State , City Life , D.C. Council , Marion Barry , Tim Craig , same-sex marriage  
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SCLC Leader from L.A. Speaks Out for Same-Sex Marriage in D.C.

The Rev. Eric P. Lee, president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, will be in the District most of this week to try to drum up support for same-sex marriage within the African-American community. Lee, who is heterosexual, has become a leading black advocate for...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 28, 2009; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Church and State , Tim Craig , same-sex marriage  
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National Cathedral Bells Toll in Memory of Sept. 11 Attack

The bells in the spires high above the National Cathedral tolled eight times today to mark the eighth annivesary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. At the cathedral's regular noon service, the Rev. Nancy James tailored her homily for the somber occasion. "Today we come together for a holy task,...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 11, 2009; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Church and State , Hamil R. Harris  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Holy War in D.C. Courtroom, Anne Bartlett , September 10, 2009
Ballot Initiative Requested on Same-Sex Marriage, Washington Post Editors , September 1, 2009
Bishop Continues Fight Against Same-Sex Marriages in D.C., Washington Post Editors , August 31, 2009
Same-Sex Marriage Battle Heads to Court, Vanessa Williams , June 17, 2009
 
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