Religion

Maryland synagogues receive grant funds for security

Just in time for the Jewish high holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, religious institutions across Maryland recently received grants toward security improvements, and a majority of the recipients are synagogues.

High court to hear arguments Wednesday on Bladensburg Peace Cross

BLADENSBURG, Maryland – When Steven Lowe first saw a 40-foot cross in a median strip here 30 years ago, he was too busy to think much of it. But as he drove and biked around it during his retirement, questions…

Valentine’s Day’s roots are more than candy and roses

Roses, chocolates and cards are how we celebrate Valentine’s Day today, but that isn’t how it was celebrated in A.D. 269. Saint Valentine was known for bringing lovers together but was eventually martyred for it. February 14, the day of his death, is now what we know as Valentine’s Day.

Gallery: Trump, Congress honor Graham under Capitol Rotunda

By JULIA LERNER Capital News Service WASHINGTON – With tributes from President Donald Trump and congressional leaders, the late Rev. Billy Graham was “lain in honor” at a memorial service in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol Wednesday. Graham,…

Local woman searches for family’s stories of the Holocaust

Montgomery County resident Rachel Miller’s parents both survived the Holocaust but shared little about that time with their family. So Miller is going back through records at D.C.’s Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn their story

Baltimore says its final goodbye to Cardinal William Keeler

Thousands gathered to honor the life and legacy of Cardinal William Keeler, Baltimore’s 14th archbishop, who led the Maryland Catholic community for more than twenty years. Tuesday was the last public viewing before Keeler’s body was laid to rest at the Baltimore Basilica.

Maryland Muslim doctor offers free health care

SILVER SPRING, Maryland – For the past 10 years, Dr. Ashraf Meelu has paid out-of-pocket to offer basic health care in clinics open to the public.

On the Run: One Man’s Struggle for Survival

The story of a man who survived the Holocaust in a unique way, and how it has changed him.

To Great Fanfare, New Turkish Cultural Center Officially Opens in Maryland

New Turkish cultural complex celebrates architecture, art, food and religion.

Bill Would Increase Marriage Age in Maryland

Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary is pushing legislation to increase the minimum marriage age to 18 in Maryland.