(RNS) — The booing of Christian soccer player Jaelene Hinkle for following her conscience shows that we need to turn down the temperature in the culture wars.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) Portland may be the least religious city in the U.S., but its residents are drawing on spirituality and shared values for comfort in the wake of a horrific stabbing on a light-rail train.
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) Suspect Jeremy Joseph Christian, a 35-year-old convicted felon, entered the Portland courtroom Tuesday (May 30) yelling "Free speech or die, Portland. You got no safe place."
What is activating and inflaming white supremacists right now?
(RNS) Racism knows no politics, and white supremacy is not a disease of a particular political party or ethnicity.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Jeremy Joseph Christian's Facebook page is full of disturbing posts supporting white supremacy, attacking women, mocking transgender people. It shows a man obsessed with fascism.
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) The school board of the all-girls St. Mary's Academy voted unanimously late Wednesday to add sexual orientation to its equal employment opportunity policy.
(RNS) The Evangelical Covenant Church bills itself as "evangelical, but not exclusive; biblical, but not doctrinaire; traditional, but not rigid."
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) A federal judge on Monday (Aug. 20) dismissed the Vatican from a lawsuit filed by a former Portland teenager who says he was sexually abused by a pedophile priest, ruling that the accused priest did not work directly for the Holy See. By Aimee Green.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) The largest mosque in Oregon stands out for its traditional focus and charismatic imam. The imam has been at the center of a mysterious FBI probe, and he's suing over being placed on a no-fly list. Many at the mosque suspect the government is trying to harass people into a more westernized Islam. By Helen Jung.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) A satellite church affiliated with controversial Seattle pastor Mark Driscoll was vandalized Tuesday, and a group calling itself the "Angry Queers" has reportedly taken responsibility. By Stephen Beaven.