December 29, 2016 - Top 10 charities that over-spend on fundraising

Charity Navigator, These 10 charities are not living up to their missions. Each spends more than 50% of its budget paying for-profit fundraising professionals to solicit your hard-earned money. They are ranked by the percentage of their total functional expenses spent on professional fundraising fees. As a result, very little […]

December 28, 2016 - 15 caught in Oregon sex trafficking ring

By Faith News Note, Eastern Oregon law enforcement officers arrested 15 people after conducting an undercover sex trafficking sting in mid-December. Malheur County Sheriff’s Office investigators, working with police in Ontario, Nyssa and Payette, posted online ads Dec. 11 through 17 to “known sex trafficking websites,” according to a press […]

December 26, 2016 - NW Cowboy Churches Making Impact

By Sheila Allen NW Baptist Convention Photo: Pastor Tim Moore (left) of Cross Country Cowboy Church prepares to baptize Dave Dolde and Rick and Sherie Dennison at Depression Lake near Mount Baker, WA. The rich landscape of the Skagit Valley captivates the spirit of the Northwest Washington residents who cherish […]

December 23, 2016 - Reagan on Christmas, Communism

By Liberty Counsel, Between his campaign against President Gerald Ford in 1975-76 and his race against Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan delivered more than 1,000 radio broadcasts. In fact, Mr. Reagan wrote most of those three-minute broadcasts himself. In one broadcast during the Christmas season, Reagan shared a story about Christmas […]

December 21, 2016 - Clergy: Commute all Death Sentences

Oregon Ecumenical Ministries Oregon faith leaders’ statement on death penalty commutation As faith leaders, we call on Governor Kate Brown to commute all death sentences in Oregon to life without the possibility of parole. We base this request on shared values, rooted in our religious traditions: compassion, the affirmation of […]

December 19, 2016 - Anti-Muslim posters enrage Medford

By Faith News Note, It maybe the season for peace and good will, but in Medford citizens are in an uproar over anti-Muslim posters throughout the city earlier this month, prompting outrage, charges of racism and pleas for public denunciation.   The poster’s creators, a white supremacist organization called American Vangaurd, […]

December 16, 2016 - ACLU sues over Christmas Cross

The ACLU sued successfully to remove a cross on top of a city Christmas tree.  A petition has started to keep it.  Watch the Fox News clip below.

December 14, 2016 - Secular Jesus-followers?

By Tom Krattenmaker Award-winning Portland-based writer Article also featured on Huffington Post I am not a religious person. But that does not mean I must start from scratch in the construction of my governing body of ethics and life’s purpose. As I scan the pantheon of philosophers, prophets, teachers, artists, […]

December 12, 2016 - Gun pastor turns rifle into garden tools

By Oregon news note, The Lake Oswego pastor of Christ Church Episcopal who bought a AR-15 gun at a charity raffle in order to destroy it has broken it down and turned it into garden tools. This was the pastors way of speaking out against guns in society. The pastor […]

December 9, 2016 - Will Trump honor religious liberty?

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on Donald Trump’s friendly attitude toward religion: None of the three biggest vote getters in the primaries—Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders—are known for their deeply rooted religious convictions. Trump is Presbyterian and Clinton is a Methodist, and […]