| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Stephen L. Saltzman was at New York University, almost done with his studies in a tax law program, when a well-meaning Irish Catholic instructor invited him to interview at a large Boston law firm where he worked.
But when Saltzman got to Massachusetts,...
| May 18, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Frances Taylor Dunham Catlett, a social worker, painter and poet, came from an African American family with deep roots in Hartford. Many members of her extended family have made significant contributions in education, social work, the union movement,...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:58 PM
From the back seat of their Toyota SUV, Tracy Scott's children spotted the woman.
She was standing near a highway entrance ramp on the North Side, apparently homeless, and the Scott kids wanted to say hello.
But they were in the wrong lane. So Scott...
| May 15, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate
By Alexis Rankin Popik/ Aucoot Press
When Alexis Popik and her husband, William, moved from California to Connecticut 15 years ago, they were, she laughingly says, "the first members of either family to leave home." By...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Last year, Laura Jordan, the $150,000-a-year legal counsel to then-Speaker Christopher Donovan in the House Democrats' office at the Capitol, found herself in the middle of a federal grand jury investigation.
That circumstance made it a challenge for...
| Jul 7, 2012
Leontine T.C. Kelly, a daughter and wife of ministers who followed her own calling and became the first black woman bishop in a major Christian denomination when the United Methodist Church elevated her to the position in 1984, has died. She was 92....
| Oct 12, 2011
| 9:00 PM
More mixed news about American churches: Over the last decade, they’ve gotten grayer, smaller, and poorer. On the other hand, they’re more tech-savvy, innovative in worship and run more people-oriented ministries.
This good news-bad news...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The latest results from the largest and most representative profile of congregations and worshipers has been compiled in a new book A Field Guide to U. S. Congregations, Second Edition, by researchers Cynthia Woolever and Deborah Bruce. The book,...
| Sep 14, 2009
| 1:11 PM
The First Baptist Church of Union Park and the First Baptist Oviedo are located only 14 minutes apart, but they represent two extremes of a recent study that shows both widespread decline among American churches and instances of astonishing growth and...
| Nov 12, 2001
By noon, Ensign Ahmed Aslam has made his way to the Tarawa Terrace Chapel, transformed for an hour every Friday into a mosque. He removes his pressed camouflage shirt, hangs it on a metal folding chair, and places his shiny black combat boots beneath a...