Stories tagged: religion
Tue., April 25, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Trump condemns Holocaust deniers
Pledging to confront anti-Semitism in all its forms and to “never be silent,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced as accomplices to “horrible evil” anyone who denies that 6 million …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Trump administration keeps defending contraception mandate
President Donald Trump promised religious groups he would reverse the Obama administration’s requirement that employers provide birth control to their employees under the Affordable Care Act.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event
Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at the former Nazi German death camp …
Sat., April 22, 2017
Faith and Values: A matter of alignment?
I felt and heard the CRACK! of my back as the chiropractor found the right spot on my vertebrae to bring my back into re-alignment. I don’t have this procedure …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
Spokane-area Jehovah’s Witnesses decry Russian court’s ban on religion
Spokane-area Jehovah’s Witnesses decried the Russian Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to ban the religion from operating anywhere in the country, after the court accepted a request from the justice ministry …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 2 a.m.
Stephy Nobles-Beans: Remember who and what we honor on Resurrection Sunday
Billions of dollars are spent to celebrate Easter. Nearly 90 percent of Americans will buy Easter candy this year. More than 60 percent will buy Easter gifts. Almost 40 percent …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Pope attends Good Friday service recalling Jesus’ suffering
Pope Francis prostrated himself in prayer during a solemn Good Friday service in St. Peter’s Basilica to recall the crucifixion of Jesus. His quiet reflection came hours before he was …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:35 a.m.
Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter
Outside of Cairo’s St. Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, a dozen high-ranking police officers are stationed on all entrances, searching cars and scanning the area, as …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
U.S. Sikhs launch major ad campaign to push back on hate
Sikhs in the United States are launching a million-dollar awareness campaign that aims to stop hate-fueled attacks by explaining more about who they are and what they believe.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter
Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, said on Tuesday that they will not hold Easter celebrations next Saturday in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed this week in …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Israel sets closure on Palestinian areas ahead of Passover
Israel closed off access to the Palestinian territories Monday as a security measure for the weeklong Passover holiday.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 5 p.m.
Faith and Values: Resurrection of spring brings another, more important, resurrection to mind
The days between Palm Sunday and next Sunday’s Easter are cues from our very calendars to slow down and marvel at God’s great love for people like us.
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11 a.m.
Russia’s Supreme Court upholds ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses in one city
Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld the decision of a Russian city to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist group.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
President of Mormon church hospitalized in Salt Lake City
The 89-year-old president of the Mormon church has been hospitalized in Salt Lake City.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Mormon church plans to build 5 more new temples worldwide
The Mormon church plans to build five more temples across the globe.
Sat., April 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
Gonzaga chaplain keeps spiritual perspective – and vows no technical foul
The Rev. Frank Case, 79, pads slowly through the narrow lobby at the Westin Hotel in downtown Phoenix, looking very much like an emissary from the Northwest.
Fri., March 31, 2017, noon
Diocese filing for bankruptcy to settle sex abuse claims
A Montana Roman Catholic diocese will file for bankruptcy protection as part of a settlement with 72 people who filed sex abuse claims, church officials said Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Trump appeals Hawaii judge’s new ruling blocking travel ban
President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday appealed the latest court ruling against his revised travel ban to the same court that refused to reinstate the original version.
UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Fired Spokane Valley firefighter’s religious email case will be heard by State Supreme Court
A Spokane Valley firefighter trying to get his job back since he was fired in 2012 will argue his case against the Spokane Valley Fire Department before the Washington State …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Israeli lawmakers reach out to US Jews on anti-Semitism
A group of lawmakers representing a cross-section of Israel’s political spectrum is reaching out to American Jews at a time when anxiety over anti-Semitic activity is running high in both …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
On Muslims’ agenda: Fight US proposals to ban Sharia law
A number of bills, variations of which have been around for years, don’t specifically seek to ban Islamic law, known as Sharia, even though some lawmakers concede that’s their intent. …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Trump asks appeals court to let travel ban take effect
President Donald Trump’s administration is asking a federal appeals court to let his travel ban go into effect while it considers the case.
Sat., March 25, 2017
Faith and values: Look beyond Jesus’ words for the real meaning in the Scriptures
“Unless you do far better than the Pharisees in the matters of right living, you won’t know the first thing about entering the kingdom.” Jesus directly challenges those who obey …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Jesus’ restored tomb is unveiled, well in time for Easter
Renovations at Christianity’s holiest site – carried out over the past nine months – were finally unveiled Wednesday in a ceremony that brought together rival Christian denominations and ushered in …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Italian priest denounces mafia threats as cowardly
An anti-mafia priest campaigner has kicked off a day of national protest against organized crime, urging Italians to resist the mob and denouncing recent threats against him as cowardly.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Historic restoration of Jesus’ burial shrine completed
Just in time for Easter, a Greek restoration team has completed a historic renovation of the Edicule, the shrine that tradition says houses the cave where Jesus was buried and …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Montana Legislature set to pass anti-Sharia law bill
The Montana Legislature is poised to pass a bill to ban Sharia and other foreign laws from being used in courtrooms in the state.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Archaeological discoveries in the Holy Land could provide clues on how Jesus lived
When a revamped highway into Jerusalem fully opens in coming months, it will be just the latest makeover of a road that has served Holy Land travelers for centuries.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide
Pope Francis on Monday begged forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the church and its members” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, and told Rwanda’s president that he hoped his apology …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Faith-healing bill advances to Idaho Senate
Legislation that would tweak Idaho’s laws allowing families to cite religious reasons for medical decisions without fear of being charged with neglect or abuse is headed to the Idaho Senate.