May 30, 2016 - An idea to unite humanists & believers

By Tom Krattenmaker Award-winning Portland-based writer Recent book: The Evangelicals you Don’t Know Tom’s article also featured on USA Today Winter is probably the last thing on most of our minds; we’ve just escaped its clutches and can finally enjoy the warmth of spring. But while it’s still many months […]

May 25, 2016 - Take our Religious discrimination quiz

By Bullard Law, Portland law firm By Michael G. McClory It is Friday afternoon at the end of the month.  Many of you are thinking about scooting out as early as possible.  The Bullard Edge has a two-question current events quiz for you. This week’s topic: religious discrimination.  Good luck. […]

May 23, 2016 - Oregon’s Holt International 60 amazing years!

By Holt International, 60 years ago, Bertha Holt championed legislation that helped her and Harry Holt adopt their children from Korea. Since that time, political advocacy has been a cornerstone of Holt’s work. Holt president and CEO Phil Littleton reflects on our development as an organization, and how supporting policies […]

May 20, 2016 - Nuns win in Supreme Court

Life Legal Release, The Supreme Court on Monday sent the Little Sisters of the Poor case back to the lower courts to revisit the contraceptive drug mandate under the Affordable Care Act. The Little Sisters had been threatened with millions of dollars in fines for refusing to comply with the […]

May 14, 2016 - United Methodist culture-war clash in Portland

Mark Tooley, President of the Institute on Religion and Democracy. Featured in Wall Street Journal As 864 delegates gather in Portland, Ore., for the United Methodist Church’s quadrennial General Conference, they face a fork in the road: Will United Methodism turn inward and remain a mostly liberal Protestant church? Or […]

May 13, 2016 - Atheist sue House Chaplain

By Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights Thursday, May 5, was America’s annual National Day of Prayer. So of course the anti-prayer Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) chose that day to sue the chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. FFRF president Dan Barker is upset that House chaplain […]

May 11, 2016 - Students take on gender, cultural issues

From Corban College, Salem Student Life raises awareness of gender and multicultural issues Nathan Geer, dean of students, is passionate about human dignity. He wants all students, no matter their gender or cultural background, to feel comfortable and at home on campus. The #corbanconversations movement is only a small part […]

May 9, 2016 - Pastors learn how to engage, respect science

By Multnomah University, Many see faith and science like oil and water — they’re impossible to integrate. But New Wine, New Wineskins thinks differently. On April 16 and 23, the institute hosted a conference aimed at dispelling the segregation of these communities through thoughtful dialogue. The conference, Church and Science: […]

May 6, 2016 - Supreme Court case on Gov’t excluding churches

By Family Research Council Family Research Council and several allied organizations filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley, which will decide whether a church can be excluded as a government program recipient just because it is a church. Trinity […]