Stories tagged: religion
Thu., June 30, 2016, 6:45 p.m.
Jehovah’s Witnesses to gather in Spokane for first time in 20 years
With a big Jehovah’s Witness convention coming to town, a Spokesman-Review online developer talks about his faith.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 12:20 p.m.
Woman charged with threatening to bomb South Florida mosque
A woman is facing charges after authorities say she threatened to bomb a South Florida mosque.
Sun., June 19, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
LDS church creates sixth stake in Spokane County
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints created its sixth stake in Spokane County on Sunday. A stake is a collection of six to 12 congregations in a defined …
UPDATED: Tue., June 14, 2016, 9:23 p.m.
Obama dismisses Trump comments as more details emerge about Orlando killer
As federal authorities weigh whether to charge the wife of Orlando mass killer Omar Mateen, a stern President Barack Obama dismissed Donald Trump’s charge that Democrats have failed to clamp …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Obama: Anti-Muslim rhetoric from Trump ‘not America we want’
President Barack Obama says anti-Muslim rhetoric from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is “not the America we want.”
Mon., June 13, 2016, 6:12 p.m.
Russia says it will not attend historic all-Orthodox gathering, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
MOSCOW – The Russian Orthodox Church said Monday it would not go to a historic meeting of all of the world’s Orthodox churches because other churches have walked out. The …
Fri., June 10, 2016, 7 p.m.
Exhibit uses art to ‘Bridge’ religious differences, commonalities
A traveling art exhibit that has been displayed in the oldest church in Paris, set up in the Westown Hub of Cario, and reached the United States on the University …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Pride service welcomes LGBT people of many faiths
Pastor Jan Shannon knows many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are hungry for a faith community that welcomes them. This year, she decided to bring faith leaders together for …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Brazil’s March for Jesus draws tens of thousands
Tens of thousands of evangelical Christians are taking part in Brazil’s “March for Jesus,” an annual event that unites faithful from hundreds of Protestant churches in a country that is …
Tue., May 24, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Faith-healing hospital ordered to close for violating fire code
From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. John G. Lake’s private faith-healing hospital was ordered to be closed or moved to another location.
Tue., May 24, 2016
Shawn Vestal: Spokane’s version of Westboro Baptist blowhards deserve cold shoulder
Mother’s Day, 2016. A Spokane woman, trailed by a handful of kids and adults, marches through the Spokane Valley Target, waving a Bible over her head and roaring. “Target would …
Fri., May 13, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Vatican tamps down expectations over women deacons
The Vatican is tamping down any expectations that Pope Francis is about to let women serve as deacons in the Catholic Church.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 10:03 a.m.
Hood River church criticized for anti-Islamic sign
A church in Hood River is being criticized for displaying anti-Islamic messages on its reader board.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
Pope says he’s willing to study women deacons, in major step
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis says he’s willing to create a commission to study whether women can serve as deacons in the Catholic Church, signaling the possibility of letting women …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 4 p.m.
Bestselling author, social media star Rev. James Martin to speak at Gonzaga commencement
On Sunday The Rev. James Martin – perhaps the most well known Jesuit besides Pope Francis – will give Gonzaga University’s 1,146 graduating seniors advice that’s “short and practical.”
Fri., May 6, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
Steve Massey: All Christians can do is vote
Would you willingly allow thieves into your home to rob you of what you treasure? Before you shrug off the rhetorical question, consider this: Many of us right now are …
Sat., April 30, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
Openly gay rock singer changing tune on Mormon religion
Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, the lead singer of a popular rock band is denouncing his faith in his latest …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
At the Vatican, Biden calls for global commitment to cancer
Saying cancer is a scourge with no boundaries, Vice President Joe Biden came to the Vatican on Friday to call for a global commitment to fund cancer research that benefits …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
Oregon bakery owners file appeal in gay wedding cake case
Oregon bakery owners who denied service to a same-sex couple are arguing that a state ruling ordering them to pay $135,000 in damages violates state and federal laws.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 9:22 a.m.
Secretary of state, her staff, to skip Tennessee meeting
The Washington secretary of state says no one from her office will attend a national conference in Tennessee in part because of a bill signed by the governor there allowing …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Catholic Diocese of Yakima won’t list names of abusers on website
The Lay Advisory Board of the Catholic Diocese of Yakima will not be listing the names of local clergy on its website who have had credible claims of sexual abuse …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
Passover vacation niche grows to dozens of destinations
For many Jews, traveling to vacation hotspots during the eight-day Passover holiday has become a way of avoiding the hassle of heeding religious rules that require scrubbing a home clean …
Fri., April 8, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Steve Massey: Disengaging means you can’t be part of the solution
Disengaging never solves anything, Pastor Steve Massey says.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Pope Francis eases way for divorced Catholics while reiterating limits on gay unions
Defining his mission to create a more merciful church, Pope Francis published a much-anticipated exhortation on love and marriage Friday, easing the way for divorced and remarried Catholics to rejoin …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 6:19 p.m.
Whitman College to drop missionary as mascot
Officials at Whitman College say they’ve dropped missionary as their mascot name and are working on finding a new one.
Sat., April 2, 2016, 9:31 a.m.
Who’s more religious: men or women?
According to new data released by Pew Research Center, women around the globe are more likely to be religious than men, especially among Christians. Worldwide, 83 percent of women identify …
Sat., April 2, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Evangelist and theater enthusiast trade insults
From our archives, 100 years ago Dr. Lyon, a Spokane evangelist, created plenty of drama when he blasted the theater as immoral.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
Christian school principal arrested on child rape charges
Authorities have arrested the principal of a small Christian school in Sequim, Washington, on charges of child rape and molestation involving students.
Sun., March 27, 2016, 8:48 p.m.
Global Catholic Network founder Mother Angelica has died
Known to millions of viewers simply as “Mother Angelica,” the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network died Easter Sunday at the rural monastery where she lived about 45 miles …
Sun., March 27, 2016, 4 a.m.
What if the great outdoors isn’t the greatest? Religious leaders weigh in on ‘Nature is my church’ notion
“Nature is my church” is a common refrain in the Inland Northwest, but religious leaders say church isn’t about the building or place, it’s about the being with the people …