Amid a presidential campaign season that has seen increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, and in the wake of Islamic State-inspired attacks in California and abroad, a national Muslim-American organization is bringing its annual convention to Baltimore this weekend. It expects to draw tens of thousands for programs aimed at "dispelling destructive myths about the Islamic faith and about Muslim Americans."
MINNEAPOLIS-The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed its financial reorganization plan in bankruptcy court Thursday, offering a strategy for regaining financial stability while compensating an expected 400 clergy abuse claims.
One day in 1969, a father took his son to a South Jersey restaurant to see a man about Scientology. Decades later, the revelations that unfolded there steered the father and son into hinterlands of dysfunctions.
Central San Joaquin Valley religion notes: Fresno Temple Church of God in Christ marks building centennial; Harvest of Harmony celebrates Mother’s Day; St. Anthony’s students collect diapers for women’s center; and more.
For 18 years, the Rev. Larry Arce, CEO of the Fresno Rescue Mission, has helped feed and shelter hundreds of thousands of homeless men, women and children with hopes of giving them a new life through the word of God. Tuesday, he announced his retirement, saying it is time for a change.
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.
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.
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