Why Are Fewer Americans Involved In Organized Religion?For the first time ever, a Gallup poll has found fewer than half of Americans say they belong to a house of worship, whether that be a synagogue, mosque or church. That's down more than 20 points from just 20 years ago.
Neighbors Voice Concerns After Town Leaders Allow Group With White Supremacist Beliefs To Use ChurchEarlier this year, Asatru Folk Assembly bought a vacant Lutheran Church in Murdock. Last night the city council voted to allow them to use the church to practice their beliefs.
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.