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  • Church hosts nativities exhibit

    The Spokane Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1620 E. 29th Ave., will present the 2009 Community Nativities Exhibit today through Monday. The exhibit will be …


  • Thanksgiving services set

    •The First Church of Christ, Scientist, 310 E. 14th Ave., will present its annual Thanksgiving Day service next Thursday at 10 a.m. For more than 100 years, this church has …


  • Joint service, festival at Bethlehem Lutheran

    Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bethany Presbyterian Church and Emmanuel Metropolitan Community Church will present a Festival of the Reformation Joint Worship Service and Oktoberfest Celebration Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Bethany …


  • Catholic Church opens door to disillusioned Anglicans

    WASHINGTON – In a remarkable bid to attract disillusioned members of the Anglican Communion, the Vatican announced Tuesday that it would establish a special arrangement that will allow Anglicans to …


  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Conservatives build a bubble for belief

    So we may soon have ourselves a conservative Bible. Besides Fox News, I mean. This new Bible is from Conservapedia, a Web site that bills itself as a conservative alternative …


  • World’s Muslims near 1.6 billion

    The global Muslim population stands at 1.57 billion, meaning that nearly 1 in 4 people in the world practice Islam, according to a report Wednesday billed as the most comprehensive …


  • Celebrating 100 years of church community

    In 1909, when Manito United Methodist Church was founded on the South Hill, it was the end of the line – the trolley line. Its location at 33rd Avenue and …


  • Religion notebook: Recital marks anniversary at St. Augustine

    St. Augustine Parish, 428 W. 19th Ave., will present a recital to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the church’s Dueñas Memorial Pipe Organ on Sunday at 4 p.m. Julia Brown, …


  • Sexual advances by clergy not rare

    WASHINGTON – One in every 33 women who attends worship services regularly has been the target of sexual advances by a religious leader, according to a survey released Wednesday. The …


  • Religion notebook: Buddhist temple offers workshop

    The Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will present the “Beginner’s Passage Meditation Introductory Workshop” Tuesdays starting Sept. 8 until Sept. 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The workshop …


  • Darin Z. Krogh: Church plays constructive role in society, when not divisive

    Many of us who don’t go to church were still disheartened at a Gallup poll that reports that Washington state is among the 10 least-religious states. When asked if religion …


  • Religion notebook: Church offers Celtic service

    St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St., will hold a Celtic Creation Celebration today at 7 p.m. This month’s theme is “The Web of Life” and will include Native …


  • Religious coalitions find unity in care overhaul

    WASHINGTON – Several large coalitions are mobilizing religious communities nationwide in support of overhauling the nation’s health care system. In recent weeks, hundreds of clergy members and lay leaders have …


  • Court won’t get involved in Bible club question

    The Supreme Court on Monday declined to stop a school district from blocking a group of Christian students from forming a Bible club on campus.


  • Monk will speak at Spokane Buddhist Temple

    The Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will host “Buddhism: A Theory of Cause and Effect,” on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Bhante Seelawimala, a Therevada monk from …


  • Religion notebook: Breakfast benefits future nun

    St. Patrick Catholic School, 2706 E. Queen Ave., will hold a dowry breakfast to help raise funds for Drisana Spratt, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spratt, 18, …


  • Marriage question strains churches

    The nation’s mainline Protestant denominations have quarreled for years over the role of gays and lesbians in church life, but those debates promise to grow even more intense this summer. …


  • Survey finds Americans switch faiths early, often

    The U.S. is a nation of religious drifters, with about half of adults restlessly switching faith affiliation at least once during their lives, a new survey has found. And the …


  • Faith groups losing fights against gays

    WASHINGTON – Faith organizations and individuals who view homosexuality as sinful and refuse to provide services to gay people are losing a growing number of legal battles that they say …


  • Called home to lead

    After spending most of his adult life living in an isolated jungle village considered one of the most rugged places in the world, Neil Anderson has come home. His new …


  • Philosophy departments bringing religion into focus

    People who do not believe in God have a common line of thinking: Since God is not subject to scientific proof, God is not real. Belief in God is an …


  • 68th annual Kosher Dinner Sunday

    For the 68th year, Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave., will present its annual Kosher Dinner, Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The temple will welcome more than …


  • Survey finds fewer Christians in U.S.

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans who call themselves Christians has dropped dramatically over the past two decades, and those who do are increasingly identifying themselves without traditional denomination labels, …


  • Lutheran task force urges policy change on gays

    CHICAGO – A task force of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recommended Thursday that its leaders make changes to allow gays and lesbians in committed relationships to serve as …


  • Fat Tuesday events planned

    Christians in Spokane will be observing the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday services and Mardi Gras events. •Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive, will present a Mardi …


  • Pre-Lent events scheduled

    Christians in Spokane will be observing the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday services and Mardi Gras events. •Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive, will present a Mardi …


  • Churches plan events for Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday

    Christians in Spokane will be observing the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday services and Mardi Gras events. •Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive, will present a Mardi …


  • Muslim mosque invites dialogue

    The Spokane Islamic Center’s new mosque provides more space for its faith community, and to welcome people to learn about Islam as a faith that promotes peace, love and caring. …


  • Religion notebook: Gloria Dei to install Daugherty as pastor

    Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 3307 W. Rowan Ave., will install Alan Daugherty as its pastor Sunday at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the ceremony. Daugherty has been serving the …


  • American Muslims face suspicious perceptions

    Many American Muslim leaders are eager to help President Barack Obama improve the U.S. image in the Islamic world, but they worry that their contribution might not always be welcome. …

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