September 30, 2009 - Oregon MTI ministry helps Filipino typhoon victims

Medical Teams International Helps Filipino Typhoon Survivors Portland, Ore., More than 500,000 people are homeless and at least 141 people are confirmed dead since Typhoon Ketsana roared across the Philippines this past weekend. Medical Teams International is accepting cash contributions now to help.  “We have medicines on the way to […]

September 30, 2009 - Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu win Fetzer award

Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu to be Awarded First Fetzer Prize for Their Work to Advance Love, Forgiveness and Compassion Fetzer Institute will present each a $100,000 prize at 2009 Peace Summit in Vancouver, Canada. is Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will be awarded the Fetzer […]

September 28, 2009 - ACORN Getting Church Funds

Institute on Religion and Democracy — The highly controversial and scandal plagued Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has received multiple grants from Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) agencies, according to The Presbyterian Layman. Both houses of the U.S. Congress recently voted to defund ACORN amid allegations of voter fraud […]

September 27, 2009 - Discovery: Egyptian coins with biblical Joseph name

Archeologists have discovered ancient Egyptian coins bearing the name and image of the biblical Joseph The Jerusalem Post reports, “Excerpts provided by MEMRI show that the coins were discovered among a multitude of unsorted artifacts stored at the Museum of Egypt.According to the report, the significance of the find is […]

September 26, 2009 - Faith-Film Review: Surrogates

Faith and family film review of Surrogates PG-13 Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting Generally intriguing futuristic thriller, set in an America where people live their lives through ideal-looking robotic surrogates that they remote-control by their thoughts, follows an FBI agent (Bruce Willis) and his partner’s (Radha Mitchell) investigation of […]

September 26, 2009 - Faith-Family Film Review: Pandorum

Faith-Family Film Review: Pandorum – R Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting, Pandorum — Complex and deeply cliched sci-fi horror excursion in which two astronauts (Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster) awaken from an eight-year hypersleep to learn that their spacecraft, a sort of Noah’s Ark designed to keep life from […]

September 25, 2009 - Courts wrestle over gay, x-gay discrimination

D.C. Judge issues a mixed decision in “ex-gay” discrimination case By Oregon Faith Report, A Washington D.C. Superior Court judge ruled back in June that people who consider themselves “ex-gays” are protected from discrimination under the sexual orientation provision of the city’s Human Rights Act.  However, in the same ruling, […]

September 24, 2009 - NW Pastor fights nudist neighbors

From KOMO News Washington comes a story about an Issaquah pastor fighting for road rights on a new road that is connected with teh nearby nudist camp.  Here is the story; “An Issaquah pastor wants the road less traveled, but he’s the only one. He says he owns the private […]

September 24, 2009 - Local help needed for Christmas in Korea project

Brighten the life of a child in Korea this Christmas Holt International, Eugene, Oregon Holt needs volunteers to sign up for this year’s Gift Team trip to Korea. Every December volunteers on Holt’s Korea Gift Team deliver gifts and host celebrations for the children, foster mothers and caregivers at the […]

September 23, 2009 - Catholics host David Gergen, 1000 biker breakfast

By Oregon Faith Report, David Gergen, CNN newsman and presidential adviser to Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton will share his thoughts on the intersection of church and state in reducing poverty  at the 2009 Catholic Charities gathering Sept. 24-26 in Portland.   Also, free pancakes, doughnuts and coffee will be handed […]