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
More than 20,000 people from across the state and country gathered in Livingston for the Hola Mohalla Sikh Festival on Sunday March 25, 2018. Festival goers celebrated Sikhism, the world's fifth-largest religion, which promotes compassion and unity.
Catholic ritual, pageantry and prayer ushered in a new era for the Diocese of Stockton on Thursday as Central Valley native Myron Cotta was installed as its new bishop during a ceremony at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.
Sanjuana Garibay says she was on the ground praying during an attack by two pit bulls in a Fresno alley. It happened April 5, 2016; in August 2017 she's in rehabilitation in Fresno and credits her Christian faith for resiliency.
Around 400 took part in St. Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church’s Stations of the Cross procession, over several blocks surrounding the church, depicting Christ’s last moments, of carrying the cross to his crucifixion.
Wasan Abu-Baker, a staff member with Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries, herself an immigrant years ago from Palestine, talks about giving needed support to recent Syrian refugees, such as Iman Akroum.
Central San Joaquin Valley residents flocked to Christmas Eve church services. Some attending a candlelight service at Peoples Church on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Fresno talk about their reasons for being there.
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 Cul