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Supreme Court rejects coach’s appeal over prayer, for now

The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a former Seattle-area football coach who lost his job because he refused to stop praying on the field.


Praying football coach petitions U.S. Supreme Court

A former Bremerton High School assistant coach who was fired when he


Jerusalem Palestinians find voice through prayer protests

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims have been praying in the streets of Jerusalem every evening – creating a new, surprisingly effective form of protest in their long conflict with Israel.


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.


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 …


Coach fired for praying sues Washington school district

A Washington state high school assistant football coach who was fired for praying at midfield after games has sued the school district, saying his religious rights were violated.


Fasting, prayer changed women’s lives

In 2002, a Spokane-based public relations and media representative for the Salvation Army met the owner of a real estate company from California, while working on the Franklin Graham crusade. …


IS claims deadly blast at Shiite mosque in Kuwait’s capital

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that struck a Shiite mosque in the Kuwaiti capital after Friday prayers. A posting on a …


Pope prays in Istanbul mosque in new outreach

ISTANBUL (AP) — His head bowed and hands clasped in front of him, Pope Francis stood Saturday for two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one of Istanbul’s most …


Questions of ‘Why’ and ‘How’ fill pews in CT town

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Six-year-old Jennifer Waters came to Mass on Sunday at Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church with a lot of questions. “The little children, are they …


Accused Ga. gunman charged in ‘01 mosque shooting

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man accused of killing a Georgia megachurch volunteer leading a prayer service in a chapel was charged more than a decade ago with a shooting at …


Police: Ga. gunman charged in ‘01 mosque shooting

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former megachurch maintenance man accused of killing a volunteer leading a prayer service was charged more than a decade ago with a shooting at a mosque …


Ryan supports prayer in schools if states agree

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Wednesday that he supports prayer in public schools. The Wisconsin congressman addressed the issue during a brief stop inside …


Official: Lindh, other Muslim inmates are defiant

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and other Muslims housed at a special federal prison unit in Indiana have used the guise of religion to show defiance …


Imam: Lindh can pray alone under religious rules

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An imam disputes American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh’s claim that Islam requires him to do his ritual daily prayers as part of a group, even though …


Religion Notebook: Fall festival planned

Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third St., will hold a Community Fall Festival Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival offers a lunch of soup, salad bar, …


Religion Notebook: Rummage sale set

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., will hold a rummage sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the church’s Haiti Partnership …


Front Porch: Praying outside the limelight

I’m having a problem with prayer lately. As for the act of prayer itself, I’m a big fan, but what troubles me are the current trappings of prayer – making …


Bible schools offer beach, harvest, Veggie Tales themes

• Living Word Christian Center, 3525 E. 57th Ave., will present Beach Blast vacation Bible school Sunday through Aug. 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Children from age 3 through …


Shawn Vestal: Prayer vote averts unlikely clash of faiths

The Liberty Lake Satanists – which would be a great name for a Hoopfest team or a best-ball foursome – are still waiting for their chance to pray. Same with …


Aba Says No To School Prayer

The American Bar Association went on record Tuesday against a Republican-led attempt in Congress to return officially sanctioned prayers to the nation’s public schools. However, the 370,000-lawyer group chose as …