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