SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) — As drag queens read 'Not all Princesses Wear Pink' and 'Love Is Love Is Love' inside, protesters cited the Apostle Paul in saying that God’s wrath will be revealed.
(RNS) — Portland now bans discrimination against atheists, agnostics, and those who don't believe in "god or gods."
(RNS) — Blazes that were purposely set have damaged or destroyed five of the Olympia area's kingdom halls in the past nine months.
(RNS) Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho is hosting "Celebrate Roe" parties throughout the region to commemorate "reproductive justice.” It's a tradition started by Mary Wissink 41 years ago.
Initiative 522 would have required product labels to disclose when genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are included in grocery store items.
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Proponents of the initiative say it’s an ethical issue about giving consumers the right to know what they’re eating.
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) An Idaho company has launched a line of bullets coated in pork-infused paint, saying the bullets ``don't just kill an Islamist terrorist, you also send him to hell.''
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Spiritual abuse is when authoritarian religious groups use power and control to instill fear and guilt into worshippers. Similar to domestic abuse, if victims don’t deal with the trauma, survivor Karen Wanjico said, it can damage one’s mental health, relationships and worldview.
Today Bishop Blase Cupich of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane celebrated Mass at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in honor of Pope Francis, the newly elected pope.
NEWPORT, Wash. (RNS) On Sunday Sravasti Abbey welcomed a new novice nun to its community. In an ordination ceremony Daniela Mieritz took vows and became Venerable Thubten Jampa. Ruby Pan also took vows to become an Anagarkia.
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) The Spokane Islamic Center wants something mosques all across the country are seeking and can’t seem to find: an educated, bilingual, experienced imam who understands American culture. So far, the search has taken 18 months. By Tracy Simmons.
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) The Catholic bishop here has asked for an honest dialogue about same-sex marriage, so Charlene Strong was happy to take him up on his offer, telling a Catholic campus why the state's domestic partnership law was insufficient when her partner of 10 years was dying. By Tracy Simmons.
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Victoria Ann Thorpe's sister has been on death row for 18 years for a crime she says she didn't commit. Now Thorpe is leading a grass-roots campaign to abolish the death penalty in Washington state, saying Jesus would never tolerate it. "Nothing that he did or said can be manipulated into harshness," she said. By Tracy Simmons.
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Churches in Washington state are being reminded that collecting money for a political cause is not OK -- including a high-stakes ballot battle over gay marriage. By Tracy Simmons.
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Conservative activists are confident they can overturn the state's gay marriage law this November, but one thing might get in the way — the more than 4 million voters in the state who are "unchurched." By Tracy Simmons.
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