Evangelist Billy Graham is expected to announce later this month that he will conduct a crusade in Washington sometime next year.

The date and location are not yet known, although the crusade is expected to take place in the spring. Washington area church leaders have been consulting with the Graham organization for several months, developing plans for the crusade.

Seventh-day Adventist minister George Vandeman, known for his long-running weekly television show "It Is Written," was stabbed twice at his Thousand Oaks, Calif., home Thursday and his son was held as a suspect, authorities said.

Vandeman, 68, a 29-year television veteran whose show is televised in 65 markets nationwide, was listed in stable condition at Los Robles Hospital, a spokeswoman said.

Ventura County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Susie Acuna said Vandeman was stabbed in the face and back shortly before 1 p.m. at his home. She also said his son, Ronald, whose age was not available, was in custody. No other information was immediately released.

Steven Mosely, a publicist for Vandeman's show, said Vandeman has three sons and one daughter, all adults, and said he was not aware of any strife in the family.

A circuit court judge in Newport News, Va., has ordered the state to pay $7,660 in legal fees to a real-estate agent who was accused of violating fair-housing laws by using Christian symbols and slogans in his advertisements.

Judge Fred Batemen ruled the state had failed to prove that Paul Lotz's advertisements violated a law banning discrimination in sale or rental housing based on religion, race, color, national origin or sex.

The case was based on a complaint filed with the Virginia Real Estate Commission in 1980 by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.

Judge Bateman, who heard evidence in the case in January after a circuit court jury was unable to decide the matter, said the state failed to prove actual discrimination.

Earlier, U.S. District Judge Richard Kellam had ordered Lotz to pay the ADL $15,000 in legal fees after dismissal of a suit brought against the Jewish group by the broker. Lotz had charged that his constitutional rights were infringed by the ADL's original action against him.

Roman Catholic elementary and secondary schools have increased their ethnic minority enrollment more than 27 percent in 15 years, says a new study by the National Catholic Educational Association.

During the 1983-84 school year, one of every five Catholic school pupils came from an ethnic minority. Hispanics and blacks, represented in about equal numbers, constitute about 87 percent of the minority students. As expected, almost all Hispanic students are Roman Catholic, while about two-thirds of black students in parochial schools are not Catholic. In Washington, blacks account for nearly one third of the Catholic school population.

One of the most unusual of last Sunday's Easter sunrise services was celebrated along the Great Wall of China by five busloads of foreign diplomats, business people and tourists who left Peking at 4 a.m. to reach the appointed site.

The unique setting for the service was seen by some as part of growing openness of China's communist regime to religious expression. An estimated 6 million Christians celebrated Easter in state-sanctioned churches in China. Some estimates indicate that 20 to 30 million Chinese Christians avoid the "official" churches and worship secretly.

New York Episcopal Bishop Paul Moore has publicly criticized New York Roman Catholic Archbishop John J. O'Connor for the latter's opposition to a city order barring job discrimination against homosexuals.

Moore told a television interviewer that O'Connor's position was "morally wrong" and that it "sets back the dignity of the gay community enormously."

The controversy surfaced last summer, shortly after O'Connor took over as head of the archdiocese, in connection with a substantial number of contracts the archdiocese has with the city to supply a variety of social services. O'Connor said that he would close Catholic social agencies rather than agree to hire homosexuals, as required by the city. People:

The Rev. Stephen Short, Pentecostal chaplain at Howard University, has been named executive director of the Intercollegiate Pentecostal Conference International.

Romuald Spasowski, who defected as Poland's ambassador to the United States in 1981 and received asylum in this country, was baptized as a Catholic by Philadelphia Cardinal John Krol.

The Rev. Robert Williams, who was suspended as a priest of the Detroit Roman Catholic archdiocese last summer for serving as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, has been reinstated after promising to quit politics.

The Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, secretary for social development and world peace for the United States Catholic Conference and chief adviser of the bishops' pastoral on peace, is this year's winner of the C. Albert Koob award of the National Catholic Educational Association.