LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with physical distancing, the state says in-person worship carries a higher risk of transmitting the virus and recommends houses of worship shorten services.
(RNS) — The church leaders are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to bump religious services to stage two, which the state began moving into on Friday (May 8).
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom had the right to ban church assemblies in the interest of public health during the coronavirus outbreak, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — One pastor in Riverside said he’s required by Scripture to baptize people, something that can’t be done through an online service.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, has been in custody since June after his arrest on accusations involving three girls and one woman between 2015 and 2018.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a Democrat, in late February introduced a piece of legislation that would give residents the legal option to have their bodies transformed into soil.
FRESNO, Calif. (RNS) — A long-shot effort to sway evangelicals away from Trump is the logical next step in Doug Pagitt's long trajectory as a Christian leader.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — It's been nearly three weeks since Trump health officials in the Jan. 24 notice gave the state 30 days to comply or risk losing federal funding.
(RNS) — An analysis of San Diego's controversial 'smart' streetlights, equipped with cameras and sensors, suggests that many of the city’s mosques could be monitored by the city.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Besides lacking halal meals, the lawsuit alleges, the Men's Central Jail failed to schedule Friday prayer, while Christians were allowed a weekly Bible study.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The county's family services agency funds recruitment efforts in faith communities, Latino Catholics in particular, to make sure local children in need find a home that is a good cultural fit.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Survivors of clergy abuse and their attorneys complain that Harris was consistently silent on the Catholic Church's abuse scandal — first as district attorney in San Francisco and later as California's attorney general.
(RNS) – The church's lawsuit claims that when it refused to remove its two Black Lives Matter banners, a county election official illegally removed the church from the list of polling places.
(RNS) — The bill extends the debate over 'clergy-penitent privilege' provoked by similar provisions passed or considered in other states since at least 2002.
(RNS) — As evangelicals, we are taught to examine the systems around us and to call out those that are unfair and unjust. The death penalty is exactly that. It is arbitrary, biased and immoral.