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‘Hands off Africa!’: Pope blasts foreign plundering of Congo

January 31, 2023, 11:05am Churches & Religion

Pope Francis demanded Tuesday that foreign powers stop plundering Africa’s natural resources for the “poison of their own greed” as he arrived in Congo to a raucous welcome by Congolese… Read story

Concerns over prayer breakfast lead Congress to take it over

January 29, 2023, 1:28pm Churches & Religion

The National Prayer Breakfast, one of the most visible and long-standing events that brings religion and politics together in Washington, is splitting from the private religious group that had overseen… Read story

The birthday kit assembly event Saturday at River City Church in Vancouver was supposed to go from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but because of the 60 volunteers who showed up -- more than double the expected number -- the work was done before 10 a.m.

Vancouver church wants all children to have happy birthdays

The birthday kit assembly event Saturday at River City Church in Vancouver was supposed to go from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but because of the 60 volunteers who showed up -- more than double the expected number -- the work was done before 10 a.m.

January 28, 2023, 8:45pm Churches & Religion

Life for hundreds of children in Clark County in foster care or whose families are homeless is hard enough. But imagine the pain of a child in that world when no one marks his or her birthday. Read story

Holocaust survivor Lore Mayerfeld poses next to her doll Inge as part of an exhibition with items from Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany on Monday.

16 objects from Germany tell story of Holocaust

Holocaust survivor Lore Mayerfeld poses next to her doll Inge as part of an exhibition with items from Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany on Monday.

January 28, 2023, 6:04am Churches & Religion

Lore Mayerfeld was 4 years old when she escaped from the Nazis in 1941. Together with her mother, the little Jewish girl ran away from her German hometown of Kassel with nothing but the clothes she wore and her beloved doll, Inge. Read story

Zvika Karavany, 72, a Yemeni-born Israeli, wipes his tears in front of the Death Wall in the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz during ceremonies marking the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023.

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace again shattered by war

Zvika Karavany, 72, a Yemeni-born Israeli, wipes his tears in front of the Death Wall in the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz during ceremonies marking the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023.

January 27, 2023, 8:17am Churches & Religion

Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors and other mourners commemorated the 78th anniversary Friday of the liberation of the Nazi German death camp, some expressing horror that war has again shattered peace in Europe and the lesson of Never Again is being forgotten. Read story

Kia Green lights a candle at St. James Cathedral, the Cathedral for the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, in an otherwise nearly empty sanctuary where hours have been limited because of the coronavirus outbreak Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Seattle.

Seattle Archdiocese announces sweeping plan to consolidate parishes

Kia Green lights a candle at St. James Cathedral, the Cathedral for the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, in an otherwise nearly empty sanctuary where hours have been limited because of the coronavirus outbreak Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Seattle.

January 23, 2023, 8:08am Churches & Religion

The Seattle Archdiocese is consolidating parishes in a sweeping plan that will affect virtually every Catholic Church community in Western Washington. Read story

Church of England apologizes for treatment of LGBTQ people

January 20, 2023, 8:03am Churches & Religion

The Church of England formally apologized Friday for its treatment of LGBTQ people, even as it said that same-sex couples still won’t be allowed to marry in its churches. Read story

Jehovah’s Witnesses open newly rebuilt Olympia Kingdom Hall after 2018 arson attacks

January 18, 2023, 7:29am Churches & Religion

Jehovah's Witnesses held their first service at their newly reconstructed Kingdom Hall in Olympia on Sunday, about four and half years after the previous building burned down in a 2018 arson attack. Read story

FILE - The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby walks in Westminster on Sept. 14, 2022. The Church of England said Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, it will allow blessings for same-sex, civil marriages for the first time — but its position on gay marriage will not change and same-sex couples will still not be able to marry in its churches.

Church of England refuses to back same-sex marriage

FILE - The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby walks in Westminster on Sept. 14, 2022. The Church of England said Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, it will allow blessings for same-sex, civil marriages for the first time — but its position on gay marriage will not change and same-sex couples will still not be able to marry in its churches.

January 18, 2023, 7:13am Churches & Religion

The Church of England said Wednesday it will allow blessings for same-sex, civil marriages for the first time but same-sex couples still will not be allowed to marry in its churches. Read story

Pastor Joyce Smith leads the crowd in a rendition of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" during the 13th annual "Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration" hosted by iUrban Teen.

Vancouver’s Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast celebrates service

Pastor Joyce Smith leads the crowd in a rendition of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" during the 13th annual "Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration" hosted by iUrban Teen.

January 16, 2023, 2:18pm Churches & Religion

Hundreds of smiling faces filled the main conference room at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Monday morning, there to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Between guest speakers and a musical performance from Take 6, the crowd was endlessly entertained. Monday marked what would have… Read story