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Churches & Religion

Religious connect with community, faith online

April 4, 2020, 6:08am Churches & Religion

On Sunday morning, Kerry Morrison shut the door of her home office, settled in at her desk and flipped open her laptop. It was prayer time in the age of… Read story

Choirs convert to virtual practices

April 4, 2020, 6:04am Churches & Religion

What’s the best way to sing the word America? Read story

After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

April 3, 2020, 8:33am Churches & Religion

BNEI BRAK, Israel — Early this week, the streets of the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak were bustling with shoppers as ultra-Orthodox residents, obeying their religious leaders, ignored pleas to stay home in the face of the coronavirus threat. Read story

Private prayers and empty funerals: The pandemic is hard on the Middle East faithful

March 29, 2020, 6:55pm Churches & Religion

BEIRUT — Paying no attention to the tenets of social distancing, the abaya-shrouded women — no masks or gloves among them — crowded into the Baghdad square surrounding the shrine to Imam Musa Kadhim. Read story

French priests master livestream service amid virus

March 28, 2020, 6:00am Churches & Religion

MARSEILLE, France — Recent restrictions on gatherings in France to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus have forced religious communities to adapt the way they express their faith. Read story

Leave anxiety behind and be open to today

March 28, 2020, 5:48am Churches & Religion

“Do not worry, do not be anxious” are messages found in Christian scripture. Say that to me and it’s like saying “don’t think about elephants.” But I’ve come to realize the difference between concern and worry. Read story

Students write letters to assisted-living residents

March 28, 2020, 5:06am Churches & Religion

The first-grade classes at Eugene Field Elementary School in Park Ridge, Ill., spent Thursday writing letters to residents of an assisted living facility a few blocks away. Read story

Clark County churches turn to newsletters, social media

March 25, 2020, 6:01am Churches & Religion

Prior to Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order, Living Hope Church held drive-in church services in its parking lot to encourage social distancing while still worshipping as a group. People honked their horns and flashed their lights during the gatherings. Read story

Catholics embrace ‘Communion Closets’

March 21, 2020, 6:05am Churches & Religion

PHILADELPHIA — It’s First Holy Communion season. Read story

Self-quarantine can be a real gift

March 21, 2020, 6:00am Churches & Religion

Don’t panic! This is good news, although a bit delayed and totally embarrassing. Read story