Stories tagged: religion
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 8:27 A.M.
Ethiopia jails 20 Muslims accused of pursuing Sharia state
An Ethiopian court has sentenced 20 Muslims to prison after they were found guilty of trying to establish a state ruled by Sharia law and inciting violence.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 7:37 P.M.
Pope urges the faithful to help youth find purpose
Pope Francis strolled through St. Peter’s Square Saturday evening during the last frigid hours of 2016, exchanging New Year’s Eve greetings with the faithful.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 2:09 P.M.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir singer quits over Trump inaugural
A member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir said she has resigned from the famed group over its decision to perform at next month’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 4 A.M.
Jesus’ birth shows God’s commitment to the poor
What a party! For Christians it seems like, on Christmas, nearly the whole world is celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Many people decorate trees, put …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 8:15 P.M.
Displaced Iraqi Christians head home for ‘wartime’ Christmas
For the 300 Christians who braved rain and wind to attend Christmas Eve Mass in their hometown, the ceremony evoked both holiday cheer and grim reminders of the war raging …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 4:33 P.M.
In Christmas message, pope laments children in war, poverty
Pope Francis urged Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus by thinking about the plight of today’s children, bemoaning how some must escape bombs or flee in migrant boats and …
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 7 P.M.
CdA-based New Covenant Missions creating churches in Africa to act as home bases for mission work
For New Covenant Missions executive director Erik Laursen, overseeing 150 churches in Ethiopia and traveling to Africa six times a year is similar in many ways to the job he …
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 2:17 P.M.
Swiss police: 3 injured in gunman’s attack at Zurich mosque
A gunman dressed in black stormed into the prayer hall of a mosque frequented by Somali immigrants and opened fire, wounding three people before fleeing, a Zurich police spokesman said …
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 11:48 A.M.
New York man gets 30 years in prison in X-ray weapon plot
A New York industrial mechanic convicted of attempting to produce a mobile X-ray device intended to kill Muslims has been sentenced in federal court to 30 years in prison.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 9:44 P.M.
Pope eats with homeless on 80th birthday, gets 70,000 emails
Pope Francis celebrated an active if low-key 80th birthday on Saturday, sharing breakfast with eight homeless people before celebrating Mass with cardinals as greetings poured in from around the world.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 5:44 P.M.
Microsoft says it would have nothing to do with a ‘registry’ of Muslim Americans
Microsoft says it would not assist government authorities in building software designed to discriminate against Muslims or any other group.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 9:18 A.M.
Gun-friendly Liberty University to open on-campus shooting range
Liberty University is planning to open a state-of-the-art shooting range on campus next fall as part of the conservative Evangelical Christian School’s commitment to promoting gun ownership and firearm sports.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 10:51 A.M.
Child rape victim upset over Seattle Archdiocese’s statement
A woman who weeks ago settled her child sex abuse claim against Seattle Archdiocese for $950,000 is now issuing a statement about the deal – because she’s upset about how …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 8:52 A.M.
Federal judge asked to block part of Florida abortion law
A federal judge is being asked to block additional parts of a contentious Florida abortion law.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 10:39 A.M.
UK leader introduces official definition of anti-Semitism
British Prime Minister Theresa May introduced an official definition for anti-Semitism on Monday in hopes of curbing attacks against Jewish people.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 6 A.M.
Faith and Values: Finding God’s grace in the busyness of the season
The lights and trees, the eggnog and shopping, they’re among the wonderfully wrapped boxes of Christmas, but not the real gift. How easy it is to get it all backward. …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 8:39 A.M.
Accused Charleston church shooter will represent himself at federal hate-crimes trial
The white man charged with killing nine black parishioners in a Charleston, South Carolina, church last year will be allowed to represent himself in his federal hate-crimes trial, a judge …
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 11 A.M.
Faith and Values: Gratitude and judgment in the shadows
Shadows get an undeservedly bad reputation in our culture. It’s like we see shadows only in “black or white,” or “dark or light” terms. Too bad, because we do most …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 7:18 A.M.
Pope extends permission on abortion forgiveness
Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of the “grave sin” of abortion, extending indefinitely the special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 7:14 A.M.
Suicide bombing in Kabul Shiite mosque kills 30
KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest inside a crowded mosque in western Kabul on Monday killing 30 worshippers. “Another 40 were wounded in the incident,” said …
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 7 P.M.
Spokane’s new Episcopal bishop brings varied experiences to her role in the church
The Rev. Gretchen Rehberg volunteered at Ground Zero in the wake of 9/11 and was a college chemistry professor. Now she’s set to lead Spokane’s Espiscopal diocese.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Ex-wife of world champion boxer explains her conversion to Christianity
From our archive, 100 years ago The former Countess Zellen, a French opera star and now the wife of champion boxer “Ruby Bob” Fitzsimmons, arrived in Spokane in her new …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 7:09 A.M.
Germany bans Islamic organization, police search 190 sites
The German government announced Tuesday it had banned an Islamic group, “The true religion,” which is suspected of targeting teenagers to radicalize to fight in Syria and Iraq. At the …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 6:57 A.M.
U.S. Catholic bishops elect Texas cardinal to top post
The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops have chosen a Texas cardinal as their new top leader.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 10:25 A.M.
Israel to launch major expedition to find Dead Sea Scrolls
An Israeli antiquities official says Israel is embarking on a major expedition to find more Dead Sea Scrolls.
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 6 A.M.
Vatican’s order against scattering ashes unlikely to change views on cremation in Spokane
Last Tuesday, Catholics around the world received sobering news from the Vatican: No more storing cremated ashes at home, splitting them up amongst family members or scattering them in the …
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 11:10 A.M.
Brexit has British Jews whose families once fled Nazis applying for German passports
In the months since Britain’s shock vote to quit the European Union, tens of thousands of Britons have applied for Irish citizenship, desperate to maintain their ability to live and …
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 11:49 A.M.
Grand jury indicts Eugene priest for sex, drug charges
A Lane County grand jury has returned a 10-count indictment against a Eugene priest accused of drug offenses and purchasing sex with a juvenile prostitute.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 10:48 A.M.
BYU stops honor-code reviews of sex abuse victims
Students at Brigham Young University who report sexual assault will no longer be investigated for possible violations of the Mormon-owned school’s strict honor code that bans such things as alcohol …
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 11:19 A.M.
UNESCO adopts controversial Jerusalem resolution
UNESCO’s executive board on Tuesday approved a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem – and that has angered Israel’s government and …