January 31, 2013 - College debates theology of Climate Change

Awarding winning UP professors to talk about theological and scientific views of global climate change; set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 By University of Portland University of Portland professors Russell Butkus, theology, and Steven Kolmes, environmental science, will present “47 Years Later: Gaudium et Spes and Global Climate Change—the […]

January 30, 2013 - Ore. college child abuse reporting law goes into effect

Barran Liebman Oregon Law Firm New College & University Child Abuse Reporting Law Takes Effect January 1  Oregon is one of many states that acted in the wake of the Penn State child abuse tragedy to pass a new child abuse reporting law applicable to all employees of colleges and […]

January 29, 2013 - NW pastor sentenced to 8 years in Iran

By American Center for Law & Justice Our worst fears have been realized. In Tehran on an empty promise that American Pastor Saeed Abedini might be released, his lawyer came to court.  The lawyer had no formal notice that his presence was required, only the casual request less than 24 […]

January 28, 2013 - Catholic group reaches immigration milestone

  By Oregon Catholic Charities Catholic Charities Celebrates First DACA Approval The largest nonprofit immigration legal service for undocumented youth in Oregon is celebrating its first approved application under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services client, Noe, who’s 20, has been granted DACA […]

January 27, 2013 - Video: Has God taken sides on Gun Control?

In a surprise to some, a major gun control press conference by California Senator Diane Feinstein this week began with a prayer by the Dean of the National Cathedral. An invocation is rare during a press conference — even more rare when coupled with a hot button issue like gun […]

January 26, 2013 - Pastor to run a marathon a day for 5 months for charity

Chicago Pastor Plans to Run a Marathon a Day for Five Months — Coast to Coast By John Yeager, World Vision Right now, 49 year-old Steve Spear is training for the run of his life. The Chicago-area pastor recently quit his job as a Willow Creek pastor after 15 years, […]

January 25, 2013 - Catholics criticize Colorado Civil Union Bill

By Catholic League for Religious and Civil rights Colorado’s Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today on a civil unions bill. Bill Donohue addresses its flaws: In 2006, the people of Colorado said no to gay marriage. Last year, lawmakers took up the issue of civil unions for homosexuals, […]

January 24, 2013 - Moving Beyond the Christian-Muslim Impasse

By Paul Louis Metzger Multnomah University Professor New Wine Skins Ministry Challenging Evangelical Assumptions co-authored by Paul Louis Metzger and John W. Morehead Evangelicals face enormous challenges in the pluralistic public square in the 21st century, especially among Muslims. Suspicion and fear of Muslims exist in many quarters as a result […]

January 23, 2013 - Portland ministry part of ABC Extreme Makeover

By All God’s Children International, Portland adoption ministry  In a rare quiet moment on the front porch of the Watson home, Daniel and Mandy share with AGCI their journey to adopt. Before creating a nonprofit to help single mothers, and before the excitement of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, God gave them […]

January 22, 2013 - Portland Catholic students attend Social Justice Summitt

Portland area Catholic students attend Social Justice Summit on human trafficking By Faith News Note, Seventy-five students from six Portland area Catholic high schools attended Jesuit High School’s first-ever Social Justice Summit. The focus of the summit was human trafficking for sex and labor. Speakers urged the students to help […]