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  • Arab-Muslim to join ‘Green Lantern’ comic series

    DETROIT (AP) — When DC Comics decided to blow up its fabled universe and create a brave, diverse future, Geoff Johns drew from the past for a new character: his …


  • Clinton to urge ASEAN unity on South China Sea

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for Southeast Asian states to present a united front to the Chinese in dealing with territorial disputes …


  • NYC man gets 40 years to life for dismembering boy

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City hardware store clerk who pleaded guilty to kidnapping, killing and dismembering a lost little boy was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years to …


  • Official: Lindh, other Muslim inmates are defiant

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and other Muslims housed at a special federal prison unit in Indiana have used the guise of religion to show defiance …


  • Imam: Lindh can pray alone under religious rules

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An imam disputes American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh’s claim that Islam requires him to do his ritual daily prayers as part of a group, even though …


  • Circumcision pluses outweigh risks: Pediatricians

    CHICAGO (AP) — The nation’s most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it. In its …


  • Faith emails cause conflict

    A firefighter is contesting discipline handed down by the Spokane Valley Fire Department for sending emails with religious content to other firefighters using the department’s email system. Capt. Jon Sprague …


  • Reading for an enhanced enlightenment

    So many books, so little time, so let’s get right to my suggested light summer reading. Well, I guess it’s a bit heavy. I finally dove into some Roger Penrose, …


  • Religion Notebook: Barbecue to follow Church on the Lawn

    Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave., will present “Church on the Lawn,” Sunday at 10 a.m. The service will focus on finding peace amid terrifying times of life. The …


  • Children permitted at Washington prison powwows

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Graysun Sherwood lay sprawled across his grandmother’s lap, a red Kool-Aid stain ringing his mouth. A 3-year-old napping amid the sounds of powwow — the drumming, …


  • Prayer service follows priest removal effort

    The congregation of St. Mary’s Catholic Church is moving forward after a petition last year asked for the removal of the parish priest, the Rev. Victor Blazovich. A special prayer …


  • Alaska Airlines retiring meal tray prayer cards

    SEATTLE — After 30 years of giving passengers spiritual words to reflect on while they eat their meals, Alaska Airlines is retiring the prayer cards from their meal trays.


  • Reflect on Sanctity of Human Life Day

    In the next seven days, nearly 20,000 babies will be killed legally in the United States. Let that sink in a minute. And in that one minute, three children will …


  • Billy Graham remains in hospital, up and walking

    Evangelist Billy Graham remains in a North Carolina hospital with pneumonia, but doctors say he’s been able to get up and walk around.


  • Evangelist Billy Graham, 93, hospitalized

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A spokesman for the Rev. Billy Graham has been taken to a hospital near his home in North Carolina for treatment of his lungs


  • Race, religion figure in GU hate studies conference

    Several high-profile experts in combating hate will address racism, violence based on religion and similar topics at a Gonzaga University-sponsored conference this week. The Second International Conference on Hate Studies …


  • Religion Notebook: Church readies for marimba music

    One Peace, Many Paths will present the Wildwood Marimba Band Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Unity Church of Truth, 2900 S. Bernard St. The concert, “Lil Twig and the …


  • Yoga guides spiritual path for Swami Radhananda

    Through her own life struggles, Mary-Ann McDougall’s interest in yoga as a physical exercise led to her learning of the spiritual side of the practice and into following a path …


  • Christians are called to share love of God by words, deeds

    Remember show and tell? Nervous and excited, you didn’t just tell your grade-school classmates about the family’s black Lab or a chocolate cake you’d made; you gave tangible evidence of …


  • Religion notebook: Portland’s Nilsen to perform ‘Places’

    Liberty Park United Methodist Church, 1526 E. 11th Ave., will present a free community concert Friday at 7 p.m. Musician and composer John Nilsen from Portland will perform a piano …


  • Religion notebook: Peace poles to be planted in area parks

    The Center for Spiritual Living will present two ceremonies to plant Peace Poles in Riverfront Park and Manito Park Saturday. The poles were donated by Hiroko Goto, a member of …


  • Mormon teens relive heritage

    More than 200 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints youth from Mead, Colbert and north Spokane traded their cell phones and texting for handcarts and hard work to participate …


  • Religious discussion leads to stabbing in Spokane

    A religious discussion turned bloody this morning after Spokane police say an 18-year-old man brandished a knife.


  • Religion may play role in justice pick

    WASHINGTON – When Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens steps down this summer, he will leave the court – long dominated by Protestants – without one for the first time …


  • Boys choir to sing at St. John’s

    The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., will host the Northwest Boychoir today at 7:30 p.m. The 70-member choir from Seattle will perform in Spokane as …


  • Seventh-day Adventist Church preaches more healthful lifestyle

    As pastor of the Spokane Slavic Adventist Church, the Rev. Volody Nesteruk not only nurtures the spiritual and emotional growth of his congregation. He also wants to make sure they’re …


  • Vote on gays splitting Lutherans

    A controversial decision last summer by the largest Lutheran church group in America to ordain gays and lesbians is causing churches to exit the organization nationwide, including some in Washington …


  • Temple to hold food bazaar

    The Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will present its annual Spring Teriyaki Lunch and Food Bazaar Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The temple will sell a …


  • Reality of hate

    Alexander Quine, a Ferris High School sophomore, recently interviewed Holocaust survivor Carla Peperzak of Spokane. Quine put together a four-minute film of the interview experience and showed it to fellow …


  • St. John’s plans flute, piano concert

    The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., will present a flute and piano concert Sunday at 4 p.m. Flautist Sheri Jacobson and pianist Gordon Jacobson will …


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