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LA clergy look to hold city officials responsible for allowing Sean Feucht’s Skid Row event

By Alejandra Molina — January 14, 2021

(RNS) — On Wednesday (Jan. 13), Clergy for Black Lives hosted a virtual news conference on Zoom to condemn the ‘white supremacist violence and heretical Christian prophecy’ in the nation’s capital and in downtown LA.

What four strangers of different faiths learned while living together during a pandemic

By Alejandra Molina — January 12, 2021

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Hadar Cohen, Ala’ Khan, Maya Mansour and Jonathan Simcosky were chosen as fellows for an interfaith experiment known as the Abrahamic House. They come from different faiths: Baha’i, Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors helps launch #PrayforLA to honor COVID-19 deaths

By Alejandra Molina — January 4, 2021

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Cullors is encouraging people to share photos, artwork, a prayer or meditation of loved ones lost to COVID-19, even as the virus continues to spread and fill up hospital beds across Los Angeles County.

LA’s Skid Row doesn’t need Sean Feucht’s ‘revival’

By Shane Claiborne, David Gibbons, Stephen Cue Jn-Marie — December 31, 2020

(RNS) — If Feucht really cared about the people on Skid Row, he would support efforts to contain the virus instead of holding a maskless concert in a tent city.

Los Angeles activists say Sean Feucht is ‘waging biological warfare’ ahead of homeless outreach events

By Alejandra Molina — December 30, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Activists are holding car caravans on Wednesday and New Year’s Eve to block Christian recording artist Sean Feucht from holding outreach events in two homeless communities in Los Angeles.

Homeless advocates organize against Sean Feucht’s upcoming outreach in Skid Row

By Alejandra Molina — December 22, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Pastor Stephen ‘Cue’ Jn-Marie said the area’s homeless community doesn’t need ‘people to come in for a photo op.’

Former art studio of Sister Mary Corita, LA’s ‘pop art nun,’ spared from demolition for now

By Alejandra Molina — December 17, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The art studio of the late Corita Kent, known as LA’s “pop art nun,” is now a dry cleaner and had been slated for demolition to make way for additional parking. 

Thousands sign petition in support of five charged in Junipero Serra statue toppling

By Alejandra Molina — December 9, 2020

(RNS) — Five people charged with the toppling of a Junipero Serra statue at a California church in October are scheduled to appear in court this week.

Sean Feucht protest worries Los Angeles homeless advocates

By Alejandra Molina — November 27, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Feucht has not been reached for comment, but city officials told Religion News Service on Wednesday (Nov. 25) that no permits had been issued to secure the event.

Five charged in toppling of Junipero Serra statue in northern California

By Alejandra Molina — November 16, 2020

(RNS) — Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said protesters who have toppled Serra statues ‘will be held accountable’ for the first time.

Judge grants injunction barring John MacArthur, Grace Community Church from meeting indoors

By Alejandra Molina — September 10, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — A Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted a preliminary injunction against Grace Community Church, prohibiting Pastor John MacArthur from holding indoor worship services.

California bishops say protesters ‘failed the test’ of history in toppling Junipero Serra statues

By Alejandra Molina — June 23, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The California Catholic Conference said Serra was ‘a man ahead of his times who made great sacrifices to defend and serve the indigenous population.’

In LA, a rally highlights a divide between clergy on how to bring about police reform

By Alejandra Molina — June 3, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The faith-based rally highlighted the different ways clergy and religious leaders are dealing with law enforcement as they seek to end racist policies and police brutality toward black people.

This LA megachurch has served 350,000 free meals during pandemic

By Alejandra Molina — April 22, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The Dream Center, the nonprofit of the Pentecostal megachurch Angelus Temple, doesn’t appear to plan on stopping.

One church’s tale of two pandemics, 100 years apart

By Megan Botel, Isaiah Murtaugh — April 14, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The experience of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, founded to serve Japanese immigrants at the time of the 1918 flu epidemic, shows how Americans of faith weathered a crisis strikingly similar to this one.

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