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Vatican sanctioned Nobel laureate after Timor accusations

September 29, 2022, 8:06am Churches & Religion

The Vatican said Thursday that it imposed disciplinary sanctions on Nobel Peace Prize-winning Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo in the past two years, following allegations that he sexually abused boys in… Read story

Churches defend clergy loophole in child sex abuse reporting

September 28, 2022, 9:14am Churches & Religion

It was a frigid Sunday evening at the Catholic Newman Center in Salt Lake City when the priest warned parishioners who had gathered after Mass that their right to private… Read story

Jehovah’s Witnesses work to rebuild Olympia Kingdom Hall after 2018 arson attack

October 1, 2022, 6:04am Churches & Religion

Jehovah’s Witnesses from across the region have volunteered to help rebuild an Olympia Kingdom Hall that burned down in a 2018 arson attack. Read story

Red Tail Cadets, from left in red shirts, Jalen Reynolds, Tyrese Walker, Anyah Brown and Micah Riggs, watch aircraft fly overhead on Sunday, June 12, at June's Spirit of St. Louis Air Show in Chesterfield, Missouri. The cadets were presented to air show goers.

How a St. Louis church is teaching teens to fly. ‘It really changed everything for me’

Red Tail Cadets, from left in red shirts, Jalen Reynolds, Tyrese Walker, Anyah Brown and Micah Riggs, watch aircraft fly overhead on Sunday, June 12, at June's Spirit of St. Louis Air Show in Chesterfield, Missouri. The cadets were presented to air show goers.

September 24, 2022, 9:53am Churches & Religion

Derreck Beal Jr. sat in the front seat of his mom’s Nissan on a recent Friday morning traveling down Highway 40 when he got the news. Read story

The Rev. Canon Dr. Mark Gatza, rector for Emmanuel Episcopal Church, talks about details in the glass as he explains the stories depicted in them during a tour of the church on Sept.

After yearslong effort, church installs last stained-glass window

The Rev. Canon Dr. Mark Gatza, rector for Emmanuel Episcopal Church, talks about details in the glass as he explains the stories depicted in them during a tour of the church on Sept.

September 24, 2022, 6:04am Churches & Religion

Bel Air, Maryland’s Emmanuel Church has installed its 26th and final stained-glass window, a project that began early in the last century. Read story

Ryan White, front, and Darold Madigan harvest wild rice on Leech Lake in Minnesota, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. White, who has been ricing for three decades, says the beds are "continually shrinking," which endangers the wild rice's spiritual and economic gifts.

Minnesota Ojibwe harvest sacred wild rice

Ryan White, front, and Darold Madigan harvest wild rice on Leech Lake in Minnesota, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. White, who has been ricing for three decades, says the beds are "continually shrinking," which endangers the wild rice's spiritual and economic gifts.

September 24, 2022, 6:04am Churches & Religion

Seated low in her canoe sliding through a rice bed on this vast lake, Kendra Haugen used one wooden stick to bend the stalks and another to knock the rice off, so gently the stalks sprung right back up. Read story

FILE - A cross and Bible sculpture stand outside the Southern Baptist Convention headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., May 24, 2022. On Tuesday, Sept.

Southern Baptists cut ties with LGBTQ-friendly church

FILE - A cross and Bible sculpture stand outside the Southern Baptist Convention headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., May 24, 2022. On Tuesday, Sept.

September 21, 2022, 10:23am Churches & Religion

The Southern Baptist Convention’s top administrative body voted to cut ties with two congregations on Tuesday — an LGBTQ-friendly church in North Carolina that had itself quit the denomination decades ago and a New Jersey congregation it cited for “alleged discriminatory behavior.” Read story

Students walk on the campus of Seattle Pacific University in Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. A group of students, faculty and staff at the Christian university have sued leaders of the board of trustees for refusing to scrap an employment policy barring people in same-sex relationships from full-time jobs at SPU.

Faculty, students sue Christian school over LGBTQ hiring ban

Students walk on the campus of Seattle Pacific University in Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. A group of students, faculty and staff at the Christian university have sued leaders of the board of trustees for refusing to scrap an employment policy barring people in same-sex relationships from full-time jobs at SPU.

September 12, 2022, 12:14pm Churches & Religion

Divisions over LGBTQ-related policies have flared recently at several religious colleges in the United States. On Monday, there was a dramatic new turn at one of the most rancorous battlegrounds – Seattle Pacific University. Read story

Zameer Batta, 52, a local businessman of Indian origin, said he does not agree with how India treats its Muslim citizens. He hopes that marriages between Hindus and Muslims can bring communities together. Batta and his 80-years-old father Anwar Batta have lunch at a restaurant in Little India on Pioneer Boulevard on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, in Artesia, California.

Hindu nationalism in India ratchets up tensions among immigrants in the US

Zameer Batta, 52, a local businessman of Indian origin, said he does not agree with how India treats its Muslim citizens. He hopes that marriages between Hindus and Muslims can bring communities together. Batta and his 80-years-old father Anwar Batta have lunch at a restaurant in Little India on Pioneer Boulevard on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, in Artesia, California.

September 11, 2022, 6:02am Churches & Religion

In a park in Anaheim last month, hundreds gathered to celebrate Indian Independence Day. Read story

Dan Sideris and his wife, Carrie Sideris, of Newton, Mass., walk along a sidewalk Sept. 1 as they return to door-to-door visits as Jehovah's Witnesses in Boston.

Jehovah’s Witnesses return to knocking on doors in U.S.

Dan Sideris and his wife, Carrie Sideris, of Newton, Mass., walk along a sidewalk Sept. 1 as they return to door-to-door visits as Jehovah's Witnesses in Boston.

September 10, 2022, 6:05am Churches & Religion

Jehovah’s Witnesses have restarted their door-to-door ministry after more than two and a half years on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, reviving a religious practice that the faith considers crucial and cherished. Read story