November 21, 2009 - Faith and Family Film Review: The Blind Side

Faith and Family Film Review: The Blind Side, By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting. The Blind Side —Inspirational family drama, based on real events, in which a wealthy white couple (Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw) in Memphis, Tenn., offer shelter to a homeless black student (Quinton Aaron) from their […]

November 20, 2009 - Pew Research Poll: Faith-Based Programs Still Popular, Less Visible

Washington, D.C. — A new report based on a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life and the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press finds that more than eight years after former President George W. Bush unveiled his faith-based initiative, […]

November 19, 2009 - Portland author takes on God and sports

By Traci Scott, Oregon Faith Reporter, A provocative new book, “Onward Christian Athletes:  Turning Ballparks Into Pulpits and Players Into Preachers” examines how conservative, evangelical Christianity has become increasingly prominent in the professional sports world.  The book was written by Tom Krattenmaker, a Portland-based writer specializing in religion in public […]

November 18, 2009 - Oregon Faith leaders join Climate Day rally

Climate rally draws hundreds in Portland By Ecumenical Minisitries of Oregon, Today over 1,000 Portlanders gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square joined people in 181 countries to mark the International Day of Climate Action at the Oregon 350 Climate Action Rally to call for quick action on climate change. The event […]

November 18, 2009 - Obama promotes religious freedom in China

Mission Network News Reports, “Religious freedom advocates are pleased following President Barak Obama’s visit with Chinese President Hu Jintao, who spoke out about the need for religious freedom in China. President Obama also emphasized the importance of freedom of information in a question-and-answer session with college students in Shanghai.”

November 17, 2009 - Faith Lessons in Where the Wild Things Are

New Wineskins Blog, Oregon The plot of the film version of Where the Wild Things Are is as simple as it is brilliant.  Feeling neglected and ignored by his older sister and mother, Max lashes out and, when his mom yells at him for his tantrum, he runs away in […]

November 17, 2009 - Fireproof creators unveil new film called Courageous

ALBANY GA — Nov. 15, 2009 — Sherwood Church, home of the hit independent movies FLYWHEEL (DVD only), FACING THE GIANTS, and FIREPROOF (2008’s top indie film), at its Sunday evening service tonight, announced the theme and title for Sherwood Pictures’ fourth movie. Senior Pastor Michael Catt, Executive Pastor Jim […]

November 16, 2009 - Survey: Blame, lessons from the Fort Hood Shooting

Oregon Faith Report Reader Survey, Join the discussion, 8 new faith questions can be answered here. 1. In the Fort Hood base shooting what is your leading concern?  (A) A rush to judgment or unfair blaming religion for a single person’s act. (B) The Army is not addressing combat stress, […]

November 15, 2009 - 400 doctors meet to share examples of miracles

International Christian Medical Conference under the Theme “Spirituality and Medicines” Brought 400 Doctors from 30 Nations The 6th International Christian Medical Conference was held at President Hotel on October 30 and 31, 2009 under the auspices of Ukraine Organizing Committee of WCDN (World Christian Doctors Network), whose founder and board […]

November 14, 2009 - Family-Faith Film Review: 2012

Family-Faith Film Review: 2012 By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting 2012—In the disaster movie to end all fiasco flicks, a doomsday cataclysm results in billions losing their lives as the earth’s crust breaks apart, dismantling civilization and rearranging the continents. Director Roland Emmerich gives his special-effects wizards license to […]