U.S. Religious Leaders Helping To Heal Active Trauma In Protests, COVID-19American religious leaders across faiths are grappling with the heavy burden of helping to heal two active traumas: rising civil unrest driven by the police killing of George Floyd and the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
'People Need To Socialize': Local Religious Leaders Weigh In About The Days AheadPlaces of worship can start welcoming members in-person as soon as Wednesday. Some religious leaders and members are ready to get together, while others are not.
Muslim American Society Of Minnesota Decides To Keep Islamic Centers, Masjids ClosedFollowing Gov. Tim Walz's announcement Saturday allowing places of worship to reopen, the Muslim American Society of Minnesota decided they will not reopen Islamic centers and masjids in the state.
'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.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Drive-In Churches Gaining Popularity In Time Of Social DistancingWith coronavirus prevention measures shuttering houses of worship, pastors across the country are using that ultimate tool of social distancing — cars — to safely bring their communities closer together.
Good Question: Why Are Red And Green The Colors Of Christmas?One theory involves the crown of thorns -- the holly -- placed on Jesus' head leading up to the crucifixion.
Catholics Consider Withholding Donations Amid ScandalsCalls to financially boycott the Catholic Church are not new. Five years ago, after sex-abuse scandals rocked the archdiocese in St. Paul, Minnesota, parishioners talked about withholding their donations in protest.
Muslim Candidates Run In Record Numbers But Face BacklashIn Rochester, Minnesota, mayoral candidate Regina Mustafa has notified authorities of at least two instances where anti-Muslim threats were posted on her social media accounts.
Man Claims Restaurant Asked Him To Leave For Wearing CrossAn Indiana man and his pastor are claiming that a local restaurant profiled them and threatened to throw the man out for wearing a cross in public.
Judge Rules Prison Can't Cut Rastafarian Inmate's DreadsThe judge said her ruling applied only to Deon Glenn, and other similar complaints should be analyzed individually.
Bill Passes To Display 'In God We Trust' In Tennessee SchoolsThe measure requires schools to display the motto in a prominent location, either as a plaque, artwork, or in some other form.
Most Americans Says It’s Not Necessary To Believe In God To Be Moral Most Americans now say that it’s not necessary to believe in God to be moral or have good values.
How Eagle Brook Became The Biggest Church In MinnesotaThe number of Minnesotans who say they don't believe in God has tripled in the past decade. But some churches are growing – and one in particular is exploding.
Cross To Return To Belle Plaine Veterans MemorialThe cross removed from a Belle Plaine veterans memorial over concerns it violated the separation of church and state is on its way to being restored.