Central San Joaquin Valley religion notes: The author of “Recovering Armenia” visits Fresno State on April 18 for a talk. Also: A Fresno mayoral forum at St. Anthony Mary Claret Church has been rescheduled for April 21 and other items.
CHICAGO-As millions of Orthodox Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Easter this Sunday and the miracle of Jesus Christ's resurrection, thousands across the Chicago area are flocking to a southwest suburban parish to see what they believe to be a different miracle.
As the Middle East seethes in turmoil and violence, a new study shows that the Muslim world is sharply divided over the fundamental relationship between the laws of government and the religious teachings of the Quran.
Noe Trinidad Chavez sat at a small card table gutting zucchinis with a metal corer knife, preparing them to be stuffed with meat and cooked into platillo a la jardinera, a traditional meal eaten by Sephardic Jews.
After listening to hours of testimony and legal jousting, a Blair County District Judge on Wednesday ordered three Franciscan priests to stand trial on charges of conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children for their oversight of a sexually abusive friar.
When you're 28 years old, in your third year of marriage and your first as a singles minister at a church with a membership larger than your Mississippi hometown's population; when you and your wife are helping raise a 13-year-old boy; when you hike and play basketball and are so energetic your nickname is Tigger, you're not supposed to be battling a brain tumor.
A cultural and spiritual program meant to lower recidivism rates at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation by partnering successfully reintegrated ex-convicts with recently released offenders kicked off Friday on the community that straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border.
The Rev. Holly Mckissick, pastor, Peace Christian Church UCC: In our blended family, we have four kids ages 18-21 - years when freedom expands and limits are increasingly the kids' to navigate. It's not easy. Sociologists keep increasing the age for attaining adulthood, but the journey is lifelong.
The halls of Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church in downtown Fresno echoed with somber prayers during a special Sunday service for the Armenian soldiers fighting in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The ruling is the latest chapter in a legal battle that began in 2007 when Bishop John-David Schofield led 40 parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin away from the national Episcopal Church to form the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin.
Congregants lit menorahs in celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, at Temple Beth Israel in northwest Fresno on Friday. The candelabras are lit during the eight-day holiday, which celebrates the Maccabees’ victory over the Syrians in the second century B.C.
Hanukkah celebrated at Temple Beth Israel
Sikhs look to spread awareness of human rights abuses in Punjab