October 31, 2009 - Faith-Family Film Review: This Is It

Faith-Family Film Review: This Is It By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting This Is It: Posthumous documentary capturing the planning and rehearsals for the titular series of comeback concerts by the controversial “king of pop,” scheduled to begin in London in July, but forestalled by Jackson’s untimely death at […]

October 31, 2009 - Faith-Family Review: Paranormal Activity

Faith-Family Review: Paranormal Activity By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting Paranormal Activity— Cohabiting San Diego yuppies (Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat) use a video camera to record disturbing phenomena they fear are being caused by a demonic spirit that has pursued the young woman since childhood. Writer-director Oren Peli’s […]

October 30, 2009 - Faith films dare to end poor-quality curse

Growing quantity of `Christian’ films now focus on quality By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service, (RNS) Director Brian Baugh’s upcoming teen film “To Save a Life” may be many things, but one thing it’s not, he says, is a “Christian” movie.  The upcoming film about a star basketball player […]

October 30, 2009 - Adoption story: Everything I ever wanted

A graduating college student and aspiring journalist credits her parents for her accomplishments in life by Kristin Sherrard Holt International, Oregon …My story begins on March 23, 1988, not on the date of my birth, but the start of my life. At eight months and ten days, I was still […]

October 29, 2009 - Top Court enters Washington marriage petition debate

By Oregon Faith Report, The U.S. Supreme Court blocked Washington state officials from releasing the names and addresses of those who signed a petition referring gay rights legislation to the November ballot.   The ruling temporarily blocks a federal appeals court ruling that had ordered the release of the names.  The […]

October 28, 2009 - Luis Palau rallies 55,000 in Arkansas for SOS project

Central Arkansas CityFest: Tremendous Success Excerpts from Luis Palau Press Release; Beaverton, Oregon (North Little Rock, AR) Global evangelist Luis Palau wrapped up his Central Arkansas CityFest campaign this past weekend with local leaders expressing amazement over the unprecedented cooperation among churches, businesses, and government…The CityFest project began 15 months […]

October 27, 2009 - Islam tops Oregonians' curiousity

Oregon Faith Report Survey, If you received a research grant to study a different religion, which would you be most interested in learning more about? Highlights of comments

October 27, 2009 - This week is anti-pornography week

This year, the annual White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) Week runs Sunday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 1. WRAP Week is intended to inform the public and public officials about the harms of pornography and the need to enforce obscenity and related laws.  Resources for individuals and groups are available […]

October 26, 2009 - Portland genocide survivor retells story in new book

By Traci Scott, Oregon faith Reporter, As conveyed in his recent book, “Golden Leaf:  a Khmer Rouge Genocide Survivor”, Kilong Ung was a “golden leaf” propelled by the wind that blew him from one terrifying part of the world to the next.  Through adverse weather, turmoil and calamity, he was […]