Stories tagged: religion
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Religious leaders plan rally as moral rebuke to Trump’s presidency
The Rev. Al Sharpton organized more than 1,000 religious leaders from multiple faiths to rally Monday in Washington, D.C., saying he hopes to show that opposition to President Trump is …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
Rabbis protest Trump by dropping holiday conference call
American rabbis critical of President Donald Trump will not try to organize a conference call with him for the Jewish High Holy Days in protest of his response to a …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Islamists behead 11 in attack on checkpoint in central Libya
At least 11 people were beheaded on Wednesday in an attack by Islamist fighters on a checkpoint controlled by forces loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar in central Libya, according …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Eclipse briefly overshadows divisions
Let’s hope there will be more occasions where people set aside their politics and come together for shared experiences.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
U.S. Jewish criticism of Trump expands to some supporters
Ivanka Trump’s rabbi denounced President Donald Trump for blaming “both sides” in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the number of American Jewish leaders willing to criticize him …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Orthodox Jewish group sues town to keep religious markers
An Orthodox Jewish community group has sued a New Jersey town that has moved to block the group from building a religious boundary made up of white plastic piping through …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Faith and Values: Christians must offer compassion, not acceptance, of transgenderism
Transgenderism is neither normative, nor acceptable. To insist otherwise is dangerous and lacks true compassion for those struggling with gender identity.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Tending nature’s bounty: Denominations come together for Spokane Valley garden
Parishioners and volunteers have transformed an unused field on the grounds of the Spokane Valley Adventist Church into a community garden. The hope: to teach gardening, provide food for formerly …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Trump to nominate Kan. Gov. Brownback to serve as ambassador for religious freedom
The White House on Wednesday announced that President Donald Trump plans to nominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to serve as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. If confirmed by the Senate, …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Poll: U.S. Muslims see Trump as unfriendly but find support from non-Muslim compatriots
What has life been like for Muslims in the U.S. since Donald Trump became president? A wide-ranging survey released Wednesday highlights growing worries within the community, but also points to …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Muslims keep up shrine boycott despite Israeli concessions
Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem’s most contested holy site Tuesday, heeding a call by clergy to not enter the shrine despite Israel’s seeming capitulation when …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges
The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis is expected to make his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday, as he vows to …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Thousands gather for Eucharistic Family Rosary Crusade
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Fatima of Apparitions – an event in which the Virgin Mary was reported to have been seen by three shepherd children in …
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
Board: ‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ must post disclaimers
The King County Board of Health approved a measure to require facilities that are often faith-based and referred to as “crisis pregnancy centers” to post signs telling patients they are …
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Eucharist family rosary to be held in Spokane Sunday
A Eucharistic Family Rosary will be held at Avista Stadium Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Working across faiths, three churches shift 200 beds for homeless families
Members of three churches did some heavy lifting Thursday evening, moving 200 bed frames and mattresses into a new 50-unit apartment building for homeless families in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Supreme Court allows strict refugee ban but says grandparents OK
The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration’s request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Supreme Court urged to reject Trump request to tighten travel ban
Opponents of President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and visitors from six mostly Muslim countries are urging the Supreme Court to leave in place a federal judge’s order that would …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Hundreds of boys abused at German choir school, report says
At least 547 members of a prestigious Catholic boys’ choir in Germany were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and 1992, according to a report released Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Confidant of Pope Francis condemns U.S. religious right
A close confidant of Pope Francis, writing Thursday in a Vatican-approved magazine, condemned the way some American evangelicals and their Roman Catholic supporters mix religion and politics, saying their worldview …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Pope Francis adds new pathway to sainthood
Pope Francis has added a fourth pathway to possible sainthood – people who lived a good Catholic life and who freely accepted a certain and premature death for the good …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Native Americans say grizzly bear decision violates religion
Native American tribes, clans and leaders from seven states and Canada say the U.S. government’s recent decision to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area violates …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 5:06 a.m.
Vatican acknowledges past problems at ‘pope’s hospital’
The Vatican secretary of state acknowledged Tuesday that there were problems at “the pope’s hospital” for children in the past, but said the new administration is making a “serious effort …
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Vatican hospital calls AP investigation into care a ‘hoax’
When doctors and nurses at the Vatican’s showcase children’s hospital complained in 2014 that corners were being cut and medical protocols ignored, the Vatican responded by ordering up a secret …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
GOP bill would let churches endorse political candidates
Churches should have the First Amendment right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans, who quietly tucked a provision into a sweeping spending bill …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
More allegations of child sexual abuse by priests raise new questions about Pope Francis’ handling of issue
A top Vatican official denied allegations of sexual offenses on Thursday after being charged by Australian police, saying he would take a leave of absence as one of Pope Francis’ …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 7:46 p.m.
Travel ban takes effect but less chaos expected
After months of wrangling, tighter restrictions on travel to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim nations take effect Thursday evening after the Supreme Court gave its go-ahead for a limited …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Officials finalizing details of Trump’s revived travel ban
Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security labored Wednesday to finalize rules for visitors from six mostly Muslim nations who hope to avoid the Trump administration’s …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol
A man yelled “Freedom!” as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas’ new Ten Commandments monument early Wednesday, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of Oklahoma’s monument …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Pope gives prestigious red hats to 5 new cardinals
Pope Francis gave the Catholic church five new cardinals Wednesday, somberly instructing them to act as servants and not “princes” in a world where innocents are dying from wars and …