Religions and faith sometimes get short shrift in news coverage, unless there's a controversy afoot. FaithInRichmond.com, a new website, demonstrates that the region's spiritual sphere is full of stories.
Claire Mills, who worked in the communications office at Union Presbyterian Seminary for several years, started the site late last year. It includes a directory of churches, mosques, synagogues and other houses of faith, as well as stories about volunteering opportunities, plays, food festivals and more. Some recent posts highlighted a VCU panel discussion on religion and women's rights, performances by the American Youth Harp Ensemble, and a talk by Episcopal priest Marilyn Cord Adams on the subject of God and evil. In a longer story, a man recounts how he became a Buddhist. The site's Twitter feed often features information on religious events.
Mills accepts calendar submissions and pictures, as well as suggestions for stories. The next couple of months, with the Lenten season, Passover and Easter coming, are bound to be busy for Faith in Richmond.