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Birmingham, AL, United States

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Shuttlesworth biographer: Fred would honor Angela Davis

The historian who wrote a definitive biography of the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth said the legendary firebrand preacher would have loved the idea of controversial activist Angela Davis receiving the human rights award named in his honor. → Read More

What does Maundy mean? Five things to know about Maundy Thursday

Christians today observe Maundy Thursday, which commemorates the Last Supper and Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. → Read More

What is Palm Sunday? Five things to love about the first day of Holy Week

Holy Week begins this morning with the observance of Palm Sunday, when Christians carry palm branches to recall the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem before his crucifixion. → Read More

Alabama Muslims invite U.S. Sen. Doug Jones to visit mosque

Alabama Muslims have asked U.S. Sen. Doug Jones to visit a mosque and meet with them to discuss their concerns. → Read More

Roy Moore's wife reveals their 'Jewish attorney' and he's a Christian

The wife of former U.S. Senate Republican nominee Roy Moore has revealed the identity of the Moores' 'Jewish attorney' she mentioned in a Dec. 11 speech. → Read More

Muslims, minorities express relief over Doug Jones' senate win

Alarmed by Roy Moore's derogatory comments about Islam, Alabama Muslims turned out in large numbers to vote for Democratic candidate Doug Jones. → Read More

Days of the Dead: What's the difference between Halloween, All Saints, All Souls?

The Days of the Dead are here. → Read More

Prayer over loudspeaker before football game sparks complaint

Prayer over the loudspeaker before a high school football game sparked a complaint. → Read More

The woman behind Milo's Famous Tea: CEO keeps her grandparents' memory alive

Women have always played a major role in the history of Milo's and Milo's Famous Tea, and they still do. → Read More

High school football movie films in Alabama, stars actor who was Bubba in 'Gump'

A faith-based movie is filming at Bessemer Academy, starring actor Mykelti Williamson as a football coach. → Read More

Alabama-born country singer Chris Porter dies in truck-bus crash

Alabama-born singer-songwriter Chris Porter, a Pell City native who played in Birmingham music clubs for years as a front man for alternative country groups he founded including the Back Row Baptists and Some Dark Holler, died on Wednesday in an interstate highway accident. → Read More

EWTN celebrates the life of Mother Angelica in BJCC event

EWTN Global Catholic Network will celebrate the life and legacy of Mother Angelica this weekend, Sept. 17-18, at the BJCC Legacy Arena at the free EWTN Family Celebration Event. → Read More

Pastor: Higher minimum wage is moral issue, stop Trumpism

Several nationally known clergy led a discussion Monday night in Birmingham promoting a higher minimum wage, Medicaid expansion and expanding benefits and rights for the poor. → Read More

Christian debater nearly killed in bike wreck reflects on those who saved him

Larry Taunton, the Christian speaker who debates atheists, rode his bicycle down a hill in Birmingham three months ago on a Saturday morning and hit the grill of a car with such force that it threw him at least 15 feet into the air. → Read More

Birmingham has a message of love for Charleston

Birmingham, a focal point of the church-led civil rights movement, has a message for Charleston. → Read More

Shen Yun tours Alabama, decries religious persecution in China

Shen Yun was in Birmingham on May 3 and will also make stops in Huntsville tonight, Tuesday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m., at the Von Braun Center Concert Hall, and at the Mobile Civic Center Theater on Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. → Read More

Son of Chief Justice Roy Moore struggles in father's shadow: 7 arrests in 4 years

Caleb Moore, the 24-year-old son of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, admits he has struggled with drugs and alcohol in the past. He also says that dealing with the pressure of having a controversial politician as father has been a struggle too. → Read More

'Is Homosexuality a Sin?' Pastor's sermon opens a church to gays

The Rev. Wade Griffith, pastor of the 560-member Liberty Crossings United Methodist Church in Birmingham, preached a sermon in 2013 called "Is Homosexuality a Sin?" He concluded that it wasn't. → Read More

Beer, hot wings and Jesus? Hoover church plans Sunday service at Buffalo Wild Wings

In an effort to reach the unchurched, Riverchase United Methodist Church plans to launch a new worship service at the Buffalo Wild Wings on John Hawkins Parkway in Hoover on Sunday, Dec. 14. → Read More

Protester disrupts Dalai Lama at Alabama Theater, but Rabbi Shmuley shouts him down

A protester disrupted the Dalai Lama panel discussion of peace and religion at the Alabama Theater this morning, shouting at him from a seat at the back of the theater. → Read More