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The three mass-casualty disasters in the Northeast this past year - Sandy, Newtown and Boston - brought attention and the nation's sympathies not only to the victims but also to the many people who came to their aid: particularly police, fire and medical first-responders.
When Grace Liverman needed to write a will, the 66-year-old who suffers from lupus and other health problems didn't know where to turn. So she called her pastor at Hamilton United Methodist Church in Nashville.
VOICES OF FAITH: WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PROPHET?
HARTFORD, Conn. - Lisa Tonner was living in Fairfield County, Conn., and knew nothing about Paganism when, in the late 1980s, she accepted an invitation to go to the city.
Wedding season is officially upon us, and one needn't be marrying a "Bridezilla" star to find the planning comes with some stress. Interfaith couples seem to have more than most as they try to satisfy not only each other but two extended families and two religious communities.
Venezuela and the Vatican haven't always seen eye-to-eye. During his 14 years in power, President Hugo Chavez often battled with the church, accusing leaders of participating in a coup against him and calling a Venezuelan cardinal a "troglodyte" on national television.
A veteran teacher at a Catholic school has lost her job because school officials are worried her ex-husband, now serving a jail sentence for domestic abuse and stalking, will pose a danger to students and teachers when he is released.
LONDON- The neophyte holders of two of Christendom's most venerable posts met for the first time Friday and spoke of fostering unity and understanding between their sometimes rival branches of the faith.
Some believe the solution to neighborhood violence is increased police presence and arrests. For others, it's teaching parents how to raise respectful children. And then there is a small cadre of idealists who believe all it takes is art.
The Southern Baptist Convention tackled topics at its annual meeting this week that seemed to show a concern for a broadening array of social issues, including human trafficking and the country's high rate of incarceration.
Members of the Southern Baptist Convention at their annual meeting Wednesday voted to support families who leave the Boy Scouts due to the group's plans to accept gay Scouts, urged the removal of Boy Scout leaders who championed accepting gays and encouraged former Boy Scouts to join a Southern Baptist youth group instead.
The Southern Baptist Convention has passed a resolution calling on all Southern Baptists to report allegations of child abuse to authorities.
VOICES OF FAITH: CAN WE LAUGH AT GOD?
Having once lived in a tent near the Ocmulgee River, Don Lance knows a good bit about lows.
The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday expressing its opposition to the Boy Scouts of America's new policy allowing gay Scouts, though it doesn't explicitly call for churches to drop all ties with the organization.
FOB Tacoma: After mothballing armory, National Guard returning to Pierce County with new readiness center
- Armed man fatally shot by Lakewood police identified
- Cat nurses orphaned pit bull puppy in Ohio
- Tacoma Dome no more? Arena could receive a new name
- Earl Thomas on the air (and in it, as well)
- Angels 1, Mariners 0 – a loss in a very Seattle way