More US Churches Sue To Challenge COVID-19 RestrictionsChurches in California and Minnesota, backed by a conservative legal group, filed lawsuits this week against the governors of their states challenging restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak that they contend are violations of religious liberty.
Places Of Worship Prepare For Reopening Safely During PandemicStarting next week, worship leaders who want to have in-person services are allowed to do so -- at 25% occupancy, with continued social distancing and other health guidelines -- under Gov. Tim Walz’s new executive order.
After Minnesota Churches Stand Against Orders, Trump Says He'll Override Governors On Worship ServicesEven before Trump’s comments Friday, which came with a vow that guidance for reopening faith organizations would be coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Christian leaders in several states made plans to welcome back congregants.
'It's Time To Resume Our Essential Sacramental Activities': Motion Filed To Suspend Enforcement Against Church ServicesA lawsuit arguing that Minnesota churches are being treated unfairly under Gov. Tim Walz’s executive orders will get a hearing next week.
Catholic, Lutheran Leaders Say They Will Defy Gov. Tim Walz's Order, Reopen May 26The heads of Minnesota's Catholic and Lutheran churches say they will defy Gov. Tim Walz's executive order and reopen on May 26 -- without adhering to the requirement of no more than 10 worshipers at a given service.
'We're Having A Greater Impact': Places Of Worship Seeing Boost In Attendance With Online ServicesWhile some are ready to worship side-by-side again, that may continue to be on hold. But many religious leaders have found faith defies physical spaces.
Faith Communities To Declare Churches As Immigrant SanctuariesSeveral faith communities in Minnesota plan to meet Tuesday to declare their support for immigrants and opposition to policies from President-election Donald Trump that may target them.
Woman Faces 18 Felony Counts In Church BurglariesA Grand Rapids, Minn. woman faces 18 felony counts for allegedly burglarizing a series of churches and a cabin over the span of six months last year. According to the criminal complaint filed in Itasca County, 28-year-old Erin Lee Autio's string of crimes stretched from June 10, 2013 through Christmas Day of last year.
Interfaith Community Event To Address HomelessnessMinneapolis churches, mosques and synagogues are joining forces in an effort to end homelessness. The downtown congregations are holding a joint event Sunday to talk about issues surrounding homelessness in Minneapolis and Hennepin County.
Gay Marriage Supporters Back Change To BillThe leader of the group lobbying for gay marriage at Minnesota's Capitol said Wednesday he supports a proposed change to the bill that could make it easier for Republicans to support.
Marriage Amendment Signs Taken Down From Metro Churches A spokesman for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says signs supporting the proposed amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota were left up at two churches by mistake.
Good Question: Why Do We Vote Where We Pray?When we think of polling places, we think city hall, park buildings and schools. But more and more of us are voting in churches.
Buffalo Church Vandal Was Angry With GodThe motive behind a Buffalo man's church vandalism spree is more clear – it was Wade Murray's anger with God.
Buffalo Police Arrest Church Vandalism SuspectThe man believed to have vandalized six churches in Buffalo, Minn., over the weekend has been arrested, police say.
Black Churches Split On Obama's Gay Marriage StanceIn churches and synagogues around the country this weekend, President Obama's historic public support for same-sex marriage has been a hot topic -- especially in African-American churches.