After leaving the Church of Scientology and its secretive international base in the desert, Ronald Miscavige Sr. settled into small-town life in Wisconsin, his 40-year ties to the religion cut once and for all.
In compelling Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses to turn over as much as 70 years' worth of records on sexually abusive priests, the state attorney general's office is mounting what would be the most wide-ranging criminal investigation ever into the scandal in the United States.
A southwest Fresno church held its annual St. Elia celebration for the 106th time Sunday with a Mass at St. Alphonsus Church on East Kearney Boulevard, a procession through the neighborhood and a dinner for congregation members.
Faith groups from throughout the central San Joaquin Valley united under the banner of a new name – Faith in the Valley – on Saturday afternoon during a forum attended by around 1,500 people representing 120 congregations.
‘There is injustice being committed by police. There is injustice being committed against police. There is injustice being committed against marginalized groups of people,’ said one of approximately 20 faith and community leaders at a panel Wednesday.
Central San Joaquin Valley religion notes for July 30: Healing Our Community open discussion is Wednesday evening at Fresno High; Christian Men’s Business Connection and Brother and Sister Day also week of July 30-Aug. 6.
Sheila Earl talks about the couple she and her husband, Arville Earl, met when they did missionary work in Kosovo in the 1990s. She is entering a watercolor of an elderly couple she met there in the Ramadan Art Contest sponsored by the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno.
Fresno woman offers hope for interfaith understanding in watercolor
Hanukkah celebrated at Temple Beth Israel
Sikhs look to spread awareness of human rights abuses in Punjab