Stories tagged: religion
Sat., Oct. 8, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
Relative of Othello murder victims disrupts trial
Opening statements in a double-murder trial were disrupted Friday when a relative of the victims told the defendant that only God can judge him.
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Cats, dogs and cockroaches get special blessings at Spokane churches
From the pews in the back of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the pastor’s voice sounded a bit muffled – drowned out by a chorus of panting dogs.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 7:24 p.m.
Trump jokes about people who are not conservative Christians: ‘Should we keep them?’
Donald Trump singled out people who were not Christian conservatives at a campaign rally in Iowa on Wednesday afternoon, jokingly asking the audience, “should we keep them in the room?”
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 8:08 a.m.
WSU professor explores use of missionaries and religious leaders as spies in World War II
If the name John Birch sounds familiar, it’s probably because of the John Birch Society, a far-right group founded more than a decade after his death in 1945. Less has …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
Donors pledge $163 million for victims of Boko Haram
International donors pledged over $160 million for life-saving support for millions of people in west Africa whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
Faith and Values: Telling ‘it’ like it is can come with a cost
Yet when we fabricate truth as we want it to be, we aren’t free at all.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
School district must allow after-school Satan club, lawyer contends
A lawyer hired by the Mount Vernon School District has advised officials to allow the Satanic Temple of Seattle to start an after-school program at one of their elementary schools.
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism
Following 9/11, Abdul Cader has come to personify mainstream America’s idea of the “good Muslim” – the guy Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has in mind when he says American …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
Muslim pilgrims begin hajj, but this year without Iranians
Close to 2 million people from around the world began performing the first rites of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage on Saturday, which calls for entering into a state of physical …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 5:19 a.m.
Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint and model of mercy
Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint on Sunday, praising the tiny nun for having taken in society’s most unwanted and for having shamed world leaders for the “crimes of …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Snohomish County nuns sickened by toxic mold
A group of ascetic Orthodox Christian nuns in Snohomish County have been sickened by toxic mold.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
Pope outlines vision for promoting life, family issues
Pope Francis on Wednesday outlined his vision for how the Vatican will promote family and life issues, naming an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families and …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Imam, associate fatally shot after leaving NYC mosque
The leader of a New York City mosque and an associate have been fatally shot in a brazen daylight attack.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 4 p.m.
Faith and Values: Peace, unity without God are futile
The answer to the day’s salient question – what’s wrong with this world? – is this: This world’s people are alienated from the God who created it. And any attempt …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
Expanding membership leads LDS to open new stake
In June, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened the Mount Spokane Stake with five congregations. The new stake is the church’s sixth in the Spokane area.
Thu., July 28, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Pope holds Mass celebrating Poland’s deep Catholic roots
Pope Francis, visiting a shrine cherished by Poles, praised native son St. John Paul II on Thursday and honored the countless “ordinary yet remarkable people” in Poland who held firm …
Wed., July 27, 2016
This Christmas workshop needs more than one day
For volunteer Marisa Van Wormer, Operation Christmas Child is a year-round ministry. This year in May, that ministry took her to Zambia, where she helped distribute shoeboxes filled with gifts …
Sat., July 16, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
Poll finds stark party divisions on Muslims, Mexicans, guns, gays and God
It’s not just Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton who are so different from each other. On the eve of back-to-back political conventions, Republicans and Democrats across the land see their …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:39 a.m.
St. Paschal Parish celebrates centennial
St. Paschal Parish celebrates its centennial this weekend.
Sun., July 10, 2016, 3:17 p.m.
S. Carolina megachurch ousts founder as senior pastor
ANDERSON, S.C. – The founder of South Carolina’s massive NewSpring Church has been ousted as senior pastor over problems including alcohol use.
Sat., July 9, 2016, 4:56 p.m.
Mormon missionaries to stay in Russia despite new law
Mormon missionaries will remain in Russia despite the country’s new anti-terrorism law, which will put greater restrictions on religious work starting later this month.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 6 p.m.
Faith and values: Forget ‘great’; let’s get back to ‘good’
There’s so much talk these days about making America great again. Recent headlines suggest we’d first better make America good again.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
Philadelphia archbishop: Divorced Catholics must avoid sex
The leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia said divorced and remarried parishioners should abstain from sex and live “like brother and sister” if they want to receive Holy …
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 …