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Programs expand for kids at Rock of Hope Baptist Church in Edmonds

EDMONDS — The Rock of Hope Baptist Church in Edmonds is expanding its programs for kids.A new north campus for older children is expected to open in September at 8713 220th St. SW. Preschool classes will continue at the south campus, 7812 224th St. SW.

Date: 08/29/2015 | Local News

Honoring Jimmy Carter’s quiet courage

The soft-spoken older man in the gray suit had taught Bible classes before.He had led a Scripture class as a midshipman at Annapolis and then on a submarine as an officer in the Navy. He taught the Bible as a farmer, and he even conducted 15 classes at Washington's First...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Commentary

Judge awards $5M to man abused by priest in Yakima

SPOKANE — A federal judge has awarded an Oregon man $5 million in damages stemming from sexual abuse by a Catholic priest in Yakima more than 30 years ago.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest

Few Catholics know of pope’s climate views

NEW YORK — A new survey has found fewer than half of U.S. Roman Catholics said they knew of Pope Francis' bombshell encyclical on curbing climate change — and only a fraction of those heard about it from the pulpit — in the month after he released the document with an...

Date: 08/20/2015 | Nation & World

No church? Kansas civil servant is fired

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A lawsuit filed against the Kansas secretary of state's office in federal court alleges that Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rucker fired a woman because she would not attend a Christian religious service.Courtney Canfield, who previously worked as...

Date: 08/20/2015 | Nation & World

Seattle church wants to buy paddle-wheeler Queen of Seattle

SEATTLE — A new Seattle church wants to buy a steam-powered paddle-wheeler for retreats, worship, counseling and conferences.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Northwest

The Buddha nature

Monroe man finds passion teaching Tibetan Buddhism

Date: 08/15/2015 | Local News

Support charities, churches that are aiding our veterans

I would like to respond to, Jack Novell's Aug. 10 letter to the editor, "I am still waiting for the answer!"Dear Mr. Norvell,Thank you for your letter, well written. As the...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Commentary

Aussie Jehovah’s Witnesses face child sex abuse probe

SYDNEY — The abuse was meticulously catalogued. From 1950 to 2014, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society amassed some 5,000 files detailing sexual abuse of Australian children by 1,006 of its members, who believe only they — the Jehovah’s Witnesses — proclaim the truth about God.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Nation & World

Everett schools owe $120K in legal fees of suspended student

EVERETT — The Everett School District will have to pay more than $120,000 in legal fees to settle a dispute with a Cascade High School student.U.S. District Court Judge Thomas S. Zilly issued the decision Aug. 6, wrapping up the last unresolved issue in the case.

Date: 08/13/2015 | Local News

Historian, lawyer — now pastor

Meet the new minister in Maltby

Date: 08/08/2015 | Local News

Explosions shock congregants at 2 New Mexico churches

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A pair of small explosions just 20 minutes and a few miles apart shocked congregants Sunday morning at two churches in southern New Mexico.

Date: 08/02/2015 | Nation & World

Nuns’ tipoff leads Spanish police to arrest 212 for fraud

MADRID — Spanish police say a congregation of nuns in the southern city of Granada led them to an organization that allegedly defrauded as many as 7,000 victims of up to 7 million euros ($7.7 million).

Date: 08/02/2015 | Nation & World

Providing warmth

Everett couple produces hand-knit goods for the homeless

Date: 08/01/2015 | Local News

A Polish Jew reaches out to save Syrian Christians

Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam's by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from the Middle East. Egyptian Copts may have found some respite under Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, but after their persecution under the previous Muslim Brotherhood government, they know how...

Date: 07/31/2015 | Opinion Columnists

‘Book of Mormon’ comes to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormon country, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater.The audience cheered wildly Tuesday as the Tony...

Date: 07/29/2015 | Off the Wire

Switch to civil unions would resolve debate

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must recognize same-sex marriages, dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts wondered whether polygamy will be next. Some legal scholars have responded that yes, the arguments for gay marriage could apply to relationships among more than two...

Date: 07/28/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Federal prisons agree to recognize humanism as religion

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal prisoners who identify as humanist can now celebrate Darwin Day and get accommodations typically afforded to those inmates who believe in a deity.

Date: 07/27/2015 | Northwest

Once a cult compound, now world’s biggest Young Life camp

ANTELOPE, Ore. — Hannah Boozer inched her way along a narrow cable, her eyes worried, her jaw set.The Pendleton teenager wore a harness and a lanyard that slid along an upper wire, so she knew she wouldn’t fall far. Still, a dizzying 50 feet stood between the 18-year-old and terra firma.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Northwest

Eternally archived

Website celebrates Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy

Date: 07/18/2015 | Local News

Don’t change cannabis buffers

Only a week after setting its regulations and zoning for operation of marijuana businesses, the Everett City Council may be asked to reconsider one aspect of the rules: the rejection of a proposed 1,000-foot buffer...

Date: 07/15/2015 | Editorials

Some real God-fearing local dads review 'The Jim Gaffigan Show'

Being a parent is a veritable gold mine when it comes to comedy.As a dad, I know this intimately. This past Father's Day my 5-year-old daughter informed me that she loves me because my favorite color is pink and I have nice hair. I receive numerous texts from my wife...

Date: 07/12/2015 | Entertainment

Pope praises Paraguay's women during Mass

CAACUPE, Paraguay — Pope Francis lauded the strength and religious fervor of Paraguayan women Saturday while visiting the country's most important pilgrimage site, where thousands of his fellow Argentines joined with hundreds of thousands of local faithful to welcome Latin...

Date: 07/12/2015 | Nation & World

After gay marriage, can we move from battleground to common ground?

In recent years, religious freedom — or, more precisely, religious-freedom claims — have been front and center in the battle over same-sex marriage.From bitter debates in Arizona and Indiana to the grand compromise in Utah, proponents and opponents have shouted...

Date: 07/12/2015 | Commentary

Patriotism on parade

Local Muslims celebrate faith, country

Date: 07/11/2015 | Local News

Pope pops into Burger King for wardrobe change

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia — Burger King has long been providing quick meals. Pope Francis has now used it for a quick change.

Date: 07/09/2015 | Nation & World

Pope Francis arrives in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Pope Francis arrived in Bolivia on Wednesday on the second leg of his South American tour and immediately insisted that the Catholic Church continue to play an important role in society amid efforts by the government of President Evo Morales to curb its...

Date: 07/08/2015 | Nation & World

On his native turf, Pope Francis touches on cherished issues

QUITO, Ecuador — History’s first Latin American pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region’s poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.

Date: 07/05/2015 | Nation & World

Former pope honored for devotion to music

VATICAN CITY — Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected Saturday on classical music as an “encounter with the divine,” saying listening to Mozart helps him experience “very deeply the Lord’s presence.”

Date: 07/05/2015 | Nation & World

With marriage and liberty for all

Viewpoints: Does court's ruling threaten religious liberty?

Date: 07/05/2015 | Commentary

After the parade, keep the party going at First Baptist Church

EVERETT — If you’re looking for some all-ages enjoyment after Everett’s Colors of Freedom 4th of July Parade, stroll on over to First Baptist Church.

Date: 07/04/2015 | Local News

Pope to Christians: Put aside divisions

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis appealed on Friday to faithful from all Christian churches to put divisions aside and concentrate on what unites them amid the persecution and slaying of Christians in parts of the world.

Date: 07/04/2015 | Nation & World

Black church fire wasn't arson

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. — As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina.The State Law Enforcement Division said investigators found no...

Date: 07/03/2015 | Nation & World

Sex offenders sue, cite religious beliefs

INDIANAPOLIS — A lawsuit filed on behalf of two registered sex offenders cites Indiana’s new religious objections law in arguing they’ve been wrongly prohibited from worshipping at churches that have schools on the same property.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Nation & World

Church fires not usually caused by arson

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As investigators probe church fires including the blaze that destroyed a rural black church targeted by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years ago, the question is spreading through social media: #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?

Date: 07/02/2015 | Nation & World

Congregants, protesters gather at Church of Cannabis

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 100 people packed a pot-smoking Indianapolis church for a music-filled service without their illegal sacrament Wednesday, days after authorities threatened arrests if the congregation lit up during the rites.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Nation & World

U.S. Episcopal Church elects 1st African-American presiding bishop

SALT LAKE CITY — The Episcopal Church elected its first African-American presiding bishop, choosing Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina during the denomination’s national assembly Saturday.

Date: 06/27/2015 | Nation & World

Repairing the world

Author returns to Stanwood, where he found chaos and refuge

Date: 06/27/2015 | Local News

More reasons to limit carbon

The justifications for taking real and effective steps to slow climate change and limit the amount of carbon and other greenhouse gases we pump into the atmosphere continue to mount.Recent studies and events now add to the warnings and recommendations about the threat to our...

Date: 06/24/2015 | Editorials

Pope’s climate stance political not spiritual

Pope Francis released an encyclical Thursday on climate change — a draft of which was leaked to the Italian magazine l'Espresso on Monday. The New York Times reports that the encyclical is "eagerly awaited, especially by scientists and environmentalists" —...

Date: 06/21/2015 | Opinion Columnists

'Our common home'

Viewpoints: Pope Francis calls for action on climate change

Date: 06/21/2015 | Commentary

Charleston will need time to mourn tragedy

Unspeakable, unimaginable, incomprehensible and unthinkable are the words we've heard and used to describe the horrific murders of nine African-Americans as they prayed in a Charleston, South Carolina, church, shot by a hate-filled racist on a genocidal purge.These are all...

Date: 06/21/2015 | Opinion Columnists

All are welcome

Edmonds church reconciles to include LGBT

Date: 06/20/2015 | Local News

Pope challenges world to clean up its filth

VATICAN CITY — With a poet's lyricism, a former chemist's precision and a pontiff's moral thunder, Pope Francis recast humanity's relationship with nature in stark ethical terms, hoping to spur a warming, filthy world to clean up its act "before it's too late."

Date: 06/18/2015 | Nation & World

Arsonists attack ‘bread-and-fish’ church in Israel

JERUSALEM — Vandals set fire Thursday to a church marking the site where worshipers believe Jesus performed his bread-and-fish miracle, in an attack that police are investigating as a possible hate crime.

Date: 06/18/2015 | Nation & World

Pastor, 8 others, fatally shot at church in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston on Wednesday night, killing nine people, including the pastor, in an assault that authorities described as a hate crime. The shooter remained at large Thursday...

Date: 06/17/2015 | Nation & World

Volunteer quits Young Life over ban on gay leaders

SNOHOMISH — A woman here is standing up for what she believes is right.Pam Elliott, a volunteer leader for Young Life Snohomish, is leaving the evangelical Christian ministry after being asked to...

Date: 06/11/2015 | Local News

Prom night

Young Life club rolls out the red carpet for friends

Date: 06/08/2015 | Local News

Pope urges reconciliation during visit to Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Pope Francis heard about the horrors of Bosnia's fratricidal war of the 1990s and its slow process of healing Saturday as he visited Sarajevo to urge Muslims, Orthodox and Catholics to put the "barbarity" of the past behind them and work...

Date: 06/06/2015 | Nation & World

Service beyond volleyball

Vietnamese youth raise money for Nepal quake victims

Date: 06/06/2015 | Local News

Celebration’s door open for all Latinos

May has come and gone, this time without a Cinco de Mayo event that’s been held in Everett for years. That’s because Familias Unidas, a family support center serving the local Latino community, will launch a new...

Date: 06/03/2015 | Local News

'Zoo of plants'

Stanwood garden aims to have all 1,000 native to state

Date: 06/02/2015 | Whats Up With That?

1 reason ­— and counting — to separate religion, politics

Several years ago, I heard Republican strategist Karl Rove give a most eloquent answer to a question about his faith, rendered here from memory:"Faith is a gift that, unfortunately, I have not received."I feel the same way about reality shows.

Date: 06/01/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Why is GOP infatuated with the Duggars?

Why did Republicans embrace the Duggars in the first place?Rick Santorum no longer digs the Duggars.Back in 2012, I watched the Republican presidential candidate campaign in Iowa alongside Jim Bob Duggar and several of his many children — the celebrity...

Date: 06/01/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Top-ranking Mormon leader L. Tom Perry dies of cancer

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon leader L. Tom Perry, a member of the faith’s highest governing body, has died from cancer. He was 92.Perry died Saturday surrounded by his family at his Salt Lake City home, church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Nation & World

Suspensions revoked for teen who preached at Cascade High School

EVERETT — A Cascade High School senior who was suspended three times for loudly preaching at the school has had his suspensions erased from his record by a federal judge.The student, Michael Leal, was disciplined after...

Date: 05/30/2015 | Local News

Everett pastors to lead a series of spiritual labyrinth walks

EVERETT — The purpose of the Labyrinth Walk is to listen.The Rev. Rebecca Sumner took walks after moving back to her hometown of Everett. She liked to listen to her neighborhood. She thought about the spiritual practice of walking a labyrinth, which involves letting go and listening.

Date: 05/30/2015 | Local News

Creationist stumbles upon a major fossil find

Canadian Edgar Nernberg isn't into the whole evolution thing. In fact, he's on the board of directors of Big Valley's Creation Science Museum, a place meant to rival local scientific institutions. Adhering to the most extreme form of religious creationism, the exhibits...

Date: 05/30/2015 | Nation & World

Gay marriage in Ireland wins in landslide

DUBLIN — Ireland’s citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a “social revolution.”

Date: 05/23/2015 | Nation & World

Voters in Ireland approve gay marriage

DUBLIN — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.

Date: 05/23/2015 | Nation & World

Religious rights

UW prof explores how religions treat human beings

Date: 05/23/2015 | Local News

Seattle Archdiocese paying $1.2M to settle Bellingham abuse case

BELLINGHAM — The Seattle Archdiocese has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a woman who said she was molested by a priest in the 1960s and ’70s.

Date: 05/18/2015 | Northwest

Catholic Seattle University’s first Muslim student receives master’s degree

PORTLAND, Ore. — The premise of Abdullah Polovina’s story sounds like the start of a bar joke:A Muslim imam walks into a Catholic university...Except it’s true. Polovina, who leads a congregation of Bosnian Muslims in Portland, did walk into a Catholic university.

Date: 05/18/2015 | Northwest

Pope or Palin? You decide

A columnist for The Guardian newspaper, Kristina Keneally, a self-described "progressive Catholic" accuses Pope Francis of being nothing...

Date: 05/18/2015 | Editorials

Known by his acts

Lynnwood pastor focuses on homelessness

Date: 05/16/2015 | Local News

Freedom best antidote to counter Islamic State

WASHINTON, D.C. -- As Arab leaders gather for discussions at Camp David this week, the Obama administration is quietly debating a revision of its strategy against the Islamic State to reflect a U.S. assessment that the terrorist group poses a global threat.Given the swirling...

Date: 05/13/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Respect for faith a casualty of presidential campaign

It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians — inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party's base and are, therefore, deemed fair game.Of course, religious folks come in a variety of stripes, checks...

Date: 05/13/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Spirituality can play an important role in everyday life

While visiting Barcelona, I wandered through Gaudi’s famous architectural wonder, La Sagrada Familia (The Holy Family). Conceived in the late 1800s by Antoni Gaudi, Catalan architect, it has been under construction for over a century. It is still being built, but much of it is completed.

Date: 05/12/2015 | Life

Thought-provoking look at ‘our eternal life’

After losing her only child, Cynthia Mitchell began a long quest to do what seems impossible.“When Bre left, I had to find her,” the Everett woman said. “Unless I could prove beyond faith that she existed, I couldn’t find a purpose in life.”

Date: 05/10/2015 | Local News

Cardinal sees no change in Catholic family teachings

VATICAN CITY — A senior Vatican cardinal predicted Saturday that there will be no change in the Catholic Church’s practice and teaching about marriage, divorce and the reception of Communion at an upcoming meeting of bishops on family issues.

Date: 05/10/2015 | Nation & World

United in faith

National Day of Prayer draws faithful in Stanwood

Date: 05/09/2015 | Local News

Christian publishers honor weight-loss plan

Earth’s loss is heaven’s gain. Bestselling pastor Rick Warren won the Christian Book of the Year Award Tuesday night for his weight-loss book, “The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life,” written with doctors Daniel Amen and Mark Hyman.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Entertainment

Friar who evangelized California to be a saint

VATICAN CITY — Friar Junipero Serra, an 18th century Franciscan who brought Christianity to California and is accused by Native American groups of colonial crimes, will be made a saint, the Vatican said Wednesday.The decision was taken by Pope Francis in a Tuesday...

Date: 05/07/2015 | Nation & World

Fun in the summer sun

Cedar Springs Camp in Lake Stevens draws thousands of kids

Date: 05/02/2015 | Local News

Pennsylvania top court reinstates monsignor’s conviction

PHILADELPHIA — The state’s highest court on Monday reinstated the landmark child-endangerment conviction of a Roman Catholic monsignor who was the first U.S. church official ever prosecuted over his handling of sex abuse complaints.

Date: 04/27/2015 | Nation & World

More precious than gold

Sultan church helps provide clean water to those who need it

Date: 04/25/2015 | Local News

Faith-based ‘Little Boy’ weighs in on big subjects

Racism and religion, hatred and friendship, bullying and war, atomic bombs and the consequences of using them — heavy stuff to pack into a faith-based film. And one aimed at children."Little Boy" is loaded with weighty subjects and teachable moments, all...

Date: 04/24/2015 | Entertainment

India turns to temples for billions in gold

MUMBAI — Workers for the centuries-old Shree Siddhivinayak Temple here spent hours unpacking gold coins, heavy wedding necklaces and lustrous pendants from a closely guarded “strong room.” By the time gold-buyers began mingling with worshipers at the sweltering sanctuary on Tuesday, the jewelry...

Date: 04/23/2015 | Nation & World

Pope OKs resignation of bishop for not reporting abuse

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests.

Date: 04/21/2015 | Nation & World

Spokane diocese reinstates priest; abuse claims rejected

SPOKANE — The former director of Morning Star Boys’ Ranch was reinstated as a Catholic priest last week after an internal review found sex abuse claims could not be substantiated.

Date: 04/19/2015 | Northwest

Edmonds man remembers painter of iconic ‘Head of Christ’

Asked to name the world’s best known painting, you might answer “The Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci. Asked to visualize the most recognized artwork, a different image may come to mind. It’s called the “Head of Christ.” You know it. Perhaps you...

Date: 04/19/2015 | Local News

Decades may pass before Mideast storms blow over

Will the Middle East be as unstable 10 years from now as it is today? I asked that question this week to a class of students at Harvard's Kennedy School. About half answered yes — that things will be as bad or worse, no matter what America does.These Harvard graduate...

Date: 04/19/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Shroud of Turin goes back on display

TURIN, Italy — Turin’s archbishop said interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are returning to see the linen again when it goes back on display starting Sunday.

Date: 04/18/2015 | Nation & World

Spiritual life

'Biblical Wisdom for a Digital Age' offers nuggets of wisdom

Date: 04/18/2015 | Local News

Key defender of Catholic orthodoxy dies

CHICAGO — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church’s response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops’ fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78.

Date: 04/18/2015 | Nation & World

Plan to make Bible ‘official’ Tennessee book derails

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Bible usually unites Republicans in conservative Tennessee, but lately it is proving to be — as an epistle writer put it — more powerful and sharper than a double-edged sword.

Date: 04/17/2015 | Nation & World

Vatican ends crackdown on U.S. nuns

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial reform of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift in tone and treatment of the U.S. sisters under the social justice-minded Pope Francis.

Date: 04/16/2015 | Nation & World

Scientology film seen by millions on HBO

If the Church of Scientology was hoping that HBO’s withering documentary on the religion’s practices would pass by with little notice, that turned out to be a miscalculation.

Date: 04/16/2015 | Entertainment

Turkey recalls Vatican envoy after pope cites Armenian genocide

VATICAN CITY — Armenians were the victims of “the first genocide of the 20th century,” Pope Francis said Sunday, prompting Turkey to recall its Vatican ambassador home to Ankara.

Date: 04/12/2015 | Nation & World

Assisted suicide doesn’t offer dignity that is sought

The assisted-suicide movement is the rare self-proclaimed civil rights movement that exists to cater to the wishes of affluent Americans. On Tuesday, the California Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on SB 128, a bill to legalize assisted suicide in the state. (Proponents don't...

Date: 04/12/2015 | Opinion Columnists

60 years of devotion to the poor

St. Vincent de Paul volunteer honored

Date: 04/11/2015 | Local News

4 West Coast mayors lift city-funded travel ban to Indiana

SEATTLE — The mayors of four West Coast cities say they’re lifting bans imposed on city-funded travel to Indiana after changes were made to that state’s religious objections law to make clear it can’t be used to discriminate.

Date: 04/07/2015 | Northwest

Quick turn-around shows most on right side of history

The only purpose of the "religious freedom" laws in Indiana and other states is to assert that discrimination against gay people is acceptable. The only way to "fix" such measures is to repeal them.As events this week have shown, the nation is...

Date: 04/05/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Our response when rights clash

It's worth noting that the authors of the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights felt the subject of religious liberty important enough that they addressed it succinctly in the first 16 words of the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,...

Date: 04/05/2015 | Editorials

Expect respect, but be realistic about kids' ability to sit still

"Children should be seen and not heard."That's a saying we are all familiar with, even though most people would agree it doesn't apply anymore. But if we look back in our cultural past, it's hard to pinpoint the exact moment in time when this stopped being...

Date: 04/05/2015 | I Brake for Moms

Pope presides over Easter Vigil

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis presided over the Easter Vigil service Saturday night amid mounting Vatican concern for modern-day Christian martyrs whose deaths have dominated this Easter season.

Date: 04/04/2015 | Nation & World

Court: Yoga doesn’t offend religious freedom

LOS ANGELES — Yoga taught in a San Diego County school system is not a gateway to Hinduism and doesn’t violate the religious rights of students or their parents, a California appeals court ruled Friday.

Date: 04/04/2015 | Nation & World

The 'heart of the school'

Archbishop Murphy students dramatize Jesus' last days

Date: 04/03/2015 | Local News

Gov. Inslee rescinds Indiana travel ban

OLYMPIA — Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is rescinding a ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after a law that critics said had the potential to discriminate against gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs was amended.

Date: 04/03/2015 | Northwest

Indiana unveils changes to religion bill; Arkansas in flux

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers on Thursday announced changes they plan to make to the state’s new religious-objections law aimed at quelling widespread criticism from businesses and others who have called the proposal anti-gay.

Date: 04/02/2015 | Nation & World

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