Stories tagged: religion
Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
Diana Butler Bass, a leading voice in progressive Christianity, will be in Moscow this month to lead a conference on gratitude. The author known for her texts on American religion …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 1:39 p.m.
The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the …
Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 4 a.m.
Clergy members of a church that
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
To believe in the love of God is not to believe he dismisses offenses or does not care about them. No, it is to cling confidently by faith to the …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Pope Francis added 13 new cardinals to the top of the Catholic hierarchy on Saturday, telling them they must show God’s compassion to those who suffer to be faithful to …
Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
Everywhere we look, from majestic mountains or sunsets to the tiniest stamen in a flower, we need to be increasingly aware of how our world is nourished by every living …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019, 9:30 p.m.
Pope Francis is decrying “the culture of comfort,” which leads to indifference in the face of a global migration and refugee crisis.
Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
A Togolese nun has successfully defended a first-ever dissertation at a Vatican-sanctioned university on the sexual abuse of nuns by priests in the latest evidence of a problem confronting the …
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
People who “fall away” from their faith with finality simply demonstrate that they never had faith in the first place – just the appearance of it.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
When Sue Robinson, lay minister at Fowler United Methodist Church, prayed for God to send children to their Sunday school; she said she couldn’t have possibly predicted how her prayer …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Some 5,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses gathered at the Spokane Arena Saturday afternoon as a part of a three-day regional convention.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 11:44 a.m.
Vice President Mike Pence weighed in on a First-Amendment lawsuit challenging a Bible on display at a New Hampshire veterans hospital, saying under the current administration, “VA hospitals will not …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 10:27 p.m.
Our religious doctrines are pockmarked with winner/loser theologies – zero-sum games on steroids. Yet along comes Jesus and effectively says, “God won’t play your zero-sum game of scarcity. Neither will …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 10:12 p.m.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is making a faith-based appeal to voters, evident by regular references to his Christian beliefs.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
At the Spokane Buddhist Temple, people celebrated the annual Obon Festival, a Buddhist celebration that recognizes the importance of one’s ancestors, on Sunday. It featured a memorial service, as well …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:20 p.m.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has become the first North American denomination to declare itself a sanctuary church, committed to supporting and sheltering migrants entering the country.
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:01 p.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name and that vaping is banned despite …
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
Those of us white folks who think that we’re the “
Mon., July 22, 2019
God listens to the languages of our hearts – however healthy or unhealthy they may be –and then loves us, so we can use that same listening art to offer …
Thu., July 11, 2019
Hundreds of people stood on the Washington Street bridge to watch a series of river baptisms performed by the Rev. John G. Lake.
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 12:18 p.m.
Twitter now prohibits hate speech that targets religious groups by using dehumanizing language, a ban it says may extend to other categories like race and gender.
Thu., June 27, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
The Dalai Lama accused President Donald Trump of having a “lack of moral principle” during a television interview that aired Thursday in which the Tibetan spiritual leader also voiced renewed …
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Unitarian Universalist minister in Spokane stirs controversy for calling church too politically correct
Todd Eklof, who’s supported many liberal efforts in Spokane as minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church, says he was asked to leave a national conference this weekend after distributing a …
Mon., June 17, 2019, 4 a.m.
A Facebook meme I received about the growing population of Muslims in the U.S. reinforces a valuable lesson about the importance of engaging with each other.
UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 8:22 p.m.
The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops overwhelmingly, though not unanimously, approved a new framework Thursday for policing their own conduct, hoping it would be enough to stanch a series of scandals …
Mon., May 27, 2019, 4 a.m.
So much of Christian theology and the rituals resulting over the centuries from that theology have focused on people basically being “worthless,” in ultimate need of salvation. Well, as I …
Sun., May 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
My mom’s birthday and Mother’s Day are only about a week apart. I used to love the challenge of finding creative ways to celebrate both events.
Mon., April 29, 2019
When I was 7 years old, I got caught and punished for lying about completing homework. I don’t remember what the homework was; I don’t remember what the punishment was, …
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 11:02 p.m.
United Methodist Church’s judicial council upholds major portions of new plan that strengthens bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.
Thu., April 25, 2019
Notre Dame is not a museum. It is not even primarily a symbol of France. It is a house of worship.