October 31, 2014 - Walmart’s Catholic problem

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on the way Walmart is responding to complaints about its Halloween wear: “Fat Girl Costumes” sold by Walmart were the subject of a deep apology and a pledge to rid the store’s inventory of such demeaning garb. Yesterday, when […]

October 29, 2014 - PDX Archbishop’s plea on Assisted Suicide

Oregon Faith Report News Note: Oregon has made recent national news on assisted suicide with the news of a fiancee with terminal cancer who is planning her own death date in Oregon (see story here).  The news has revived the topic in Oregon.  Below is a statement from the Portland […]

October 27, 2014 - Missing link: Faith & science

Multnomah University, Portland Multnomah Biblical Seminary was recently awarded a national grant  that addresses the missing links between faith and science in a seminary education. MU seminary professor Paul Louis Metzger, Ph.D., comments. All truth is God’s truth It is well known that Evangelical Christianity has often experienced a difficult relationship […]

October 24, 2014 - Episcopal Church slide loses a million members

by Institute on Religion and Democracy — Jeffrey Walton Episcopalians have been captivated in recent weeks by an unfolding meltdown at the denomination’s General Theological Seminary, but statistics released this week by the Episcopal Church’s Office of Research reveal that the wider denomination is also struggling to find its footing. […]

October 22, 2014 - Gallup shows our moral trends

Rebecca Rifkin, Gallup USA. To see the trends over 15 years click here The American public has become more tolerant on a number of moral issues, including premarital sex, embryonic stem cell research, and euthanasia. On a list of 19 major moral issues of the day, Americans express levels of […]

October 21, 2014 - Cabo looks to NW for help

By Forward Edge International Vancouver Washington based charity Responding to Hurricane Odile in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Vancouver, Washington (October 21, 2014). Vancouver-based Forward Edge International (FEI) is responding to the Hurricane Odile disaster that struck Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on September 14, 2014. With winds of up to 135mph, […]

October 20, 2014 - Beaverton Religion Forum: Do Ghosts Exist?

By Evergreen Presbyterian, Beaverton Religion Forum — Do Ghosts Exist? It’s Halloween time — do ghosts really exist? At this time of year, people dress-up as ghosts and demons, and even believe they exist. But to ghosts and demons really exist? And are they out to get you? What about […]

October 17, 2014 - Subpoena over pastors sermons

A group of pastors in Houston Texas received a subpoena to turn over sermons relating to sexual issues as part of a city  investigation over their new equal rights ordinance.   The subpeona have since been retracted (see here) but not before a public debate took off (see video below).   […]

October 15, 2014 - Oregon pro-life president shares cancer story

by Gayle Atteberry Oregon Right to Life Dear Oregon, I wanted to take a few minutes to address all that pink you’ve been seeing in stores, on athletes and on your TV screen. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it has never hit home harder for me than this […]