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Study: Clergy Feel Ill-Equipped to Help Black and Latino Congregants with Mental Health
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
According to a new study, clergy feel ill-equipped to help Black and Latino congregants struggling with their mental health.
Ordinance Limiting Oregon Church Meal Services Violates Religious Freedom, Suit Says
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
An Oregon church is suing the coastal city of Brookings, arguing that an ordinance restricting the church’s meal program for the unhoused violates its right to religious freedom.
Claremont School of Theology Ordered to Offer Land to Neighboring Universities
Friday, January 28, 2022
The Claremont School of Theology must offer to sell its property to the neighboring Claremont Colleges for a price below market value, a Los Angeles County Superior Court ruled earlier this month.
Frank Barker, Founding Pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Is Dead at 89
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
The Rev. Frank Barker, whose 4,000-member Briarwood Presbyterian Church grew from a Birmingham, Alabama, storefront before he helped found a conservative branch of Presbyterianism, has died. He was...
LA Archdiocese Sues LAUSD, Alleging it Kept Federal Funds from Catholic Schools
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is suing the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the United States, arguing that legal action is necessary to force the district to take the...
Court Temporarily Blocks San Diego Schools’ Vaccine Mandate after Suit Filed by 16-Year-Old
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
On Sunday, the Ninth District Court of Appeals temporarily blocked San Diego Unified School District’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate from taking effect, one day before students were required to...
Hope 'Renewed in a Just God': Faith Leaders React to Guilty Verdicts in Ahmaud Arbery Murder
Monday, November 29, 2021
Religious groups and faith leaders across the country said the verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery case — that found all three white men charged in his death guilty of murder — is a sign of progress, even...
Bishops Seek Answers in Vandalism of Churches and Catholic Symbols
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Last year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops decided to start documenting and tracking vandalism at Catholic sites across the country. Since the USCCB began tracking the events, they have...
Texans Vote in Favor of Prohibiting Governments from Limiting Religious Services
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Texas voters on Tuesday (Nov. 2) overwhelmingly supported a measure barring governments from taking any kind of action that limits religious services, such as the public health orders that shut...
Student Files Religious Discrimination Suit over San Diego Schools' Vaccine Mandate
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
A 16-year-old high school student is suing the San Diego Unified School District in federal court, claiming religious discrimination over vaccine mandates that require eligible students to be fully...
Texans to Vote on Whether Governments Can Limit Religious Services
Thursday, October 21, 2021
In November, Texans will be voting on whether or not the government should be allowed to limit religious services as they did during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren Signals Retirement with Search for Successor
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
On Sunday, Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren signaled that, after 40 years in the pulpit, he will soon retire.
Arrest Made in Suspected Antisemitic Attack in LA as Jewish Community Remains on Edge
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Los Angeles police have arrested a man in connection with the suspected antisemitic attack outside a restaurant that left several Jewish diners injured.
Los Angeles Police Investigating Brawl as Antisemitic Hate Crime
Monday, May 24, 2021
Los Angeles police are investigating an attack on diners outside a Westside restaurant as an antisemitic hate crime.
Man Charged in San Gabriel Mission Blaze That Destroyed Rooftop of Historic Church
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
A man has been charged in connection with a fire last July that destroyed the rooftop of a church at the historic San Gabriel Mission church.
Eric Talley, 'A Faithful and Heroic Officer' Killed in Boulder Shooting, Honored in Catholic Funeral Mass
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
On Monday, a traditional Latin Mass was held for Eric Talley, the Boulder, Colorado, police officer who was one of 10 people killed in a mass shooting last week at a King Soopers grocery store.
In Southern California, Black Churches Are Using Their Land to Build Housing for the Homeless
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
A number of churches, particularly Black congregations, in Southern California are stepping up to build affordable housing on their church land amid the rising housing crisis across the region.
Public Viewing Set for Frederick K.C. Price, Televangelist Who Built LA's Faithdome
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
The family of the prominent Los Angeles pastor Rev. Frederick K.C. Price will be holding a closed-casket viewing in March so that the public can say goodbye to the late pastor.
Christian news headlines from the United States and around the world
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts, Super Bowl Bound, Says John 13:7 Inspired Him: It's 'My Favorite Verse'
Pastor Andy Stanley Draws Praise, Criticism for Asserting Gay Churchgoers 'Have More Faith Than I Do'
Library Rejects Church's 'Christian-Themed' Story Hour, Faces Possible Suit: Legal Group
At Least 59 Dead, 170 Injured in Suicide Bombing at a Mosque in Pakistan
Jackie Hill Perry Denounces the Enneagram, Apologizes for Past Promotion: 'It's Evil'
Jack Phillips and Lydia Booth: Updates on Their Stories of Courage
God Knows Our Needs Far Better Than We Do
Is Genesis Just One of the Many Creation Myths?
The Church Must Strive to See the Value in Every Person
Relationships Are Key to Long-Term Health
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