Tag: religion

Houses of worship contemplate reopening

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com When restaurants got the green light to resume in-person dining, many jumped at the opportunity to reopen their doors. When...

Prayers during a pandemic

By Luke Anderson | landerson@alextimes.com During difficult times, people often turn to their religious communities for support, but conditions under the coronavirus pandemic continue to...

Your Views: Religion no factor in slaughterhouse opposition

To the editor: City Councilor Del Pepper’s remark about the Halal poultry butchery, that “we need to share with our Muslim friends and neighbors that...

Letter to the Editor: Faith wins out over religious hate

To the editor: I am writing this letter in response to the article written by you in the Nov. 8 Alexandria Times, “Alfred Street Baptist...

St. Mary Catholic Church in Old Town named a basilica

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com St. Mary Catholic Church has been named the first basilica in Northern Virginia. The Holy See, the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the...

Letter to the Editor: George Washington should be honored, not vilified

To the editor: I recently read that the Rev. Dr. Noelle York-Simmons and the vestry of historic Christ Church decided to take the plaques representing...

Christ Church decision provokes significant response from inside – and outside...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Christ Church’s decision to relocate plaques honoring two of its most famous members, George Washington and Robert E. Lee, from...