Religion

Megan Rohrer, a transgender pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America working in San Francisco, was installed as a bishop in September. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

San Francisco’s first trans bishop is here to heal our spirit

Megan Rohrer’s tenure with the church has been long, winding and complicated

 

“Radiant Fugitives” by Nawaaz Ahmed is a poignant family tragedy. (Courtesy photo)
“Radiant Fugitives” by Nawaaz Ahmed is a poignant family tragedy. (Courtesy photo)

‘Radiant Fugitives’ explores ties that bind, and divide, a Muslim family

Nawaaz Ahmed’s SF-set novel links personal, political conflicts with passion, empathy

 

Janice Mirikatani was remembered in a celebration of life gathering at GLIDE on Aug. 15. (Courtesy Billy Cole)

​​Poet and activist Janice Mirikitani honored by her community, loved ones

‘There’s thousands of us that owe our lives to her inspiration’

 

Ali Suliman plays a West Bank man who struggles to stay in contact with his family members, who live on the Israeli side of the border wall, in “200 Meters,” which streams in the 41st San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. (Courtesy Alaa Ali Abdallah)

41st SF Jewish film fest screens at Castro and online

Dozens of movies from around the world reflect varied experiences, views

Ali Suliman plays a West Bank man who struggles to stay in contact with his family members, who live on the Israeli side of the border wall, in “200 Meters,” which streams in the 41st San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. (Courtesy Alaa Ali Abdallah)
Rev. Roland Gordon shows “The Great Cloud of Witnesses” collage mural at the Ingleside Presbyterian Church, which he began building in 1980.<ins> (</ins>

Rev. Roland Gordon preaches love in action

Pastor promotes peace, hope through art and prayer

Rev. Roland Gordon shows “The Great Cloud of Witnesses” collage mural at the Ingleside Presbyterian Church, which he began building in 1980.<ins> (</ins>
Cathedral of Christ the Light. (Courtesy Photo)

Cathedrals still inspire worshippers and controversy

After the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake made unusable the Cathedral of Saint…

Cathedral of Christ the Light. (Courtesy Photo)
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Does the U.S. have a secular future?

Americans are increasingly choosing not to be affiliated with any church or…

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The Very Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young stands inside Grace Cathedral in

Death of spirituality in SF is greatly exaggerated

Whether you call it spirituality or religion, the Bay Area plays a…

The Very Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young stands inside Grace Cathedral in

Birth-control ruling rattles Ind. Catholic schools

Leaders of Catholic colleges in Indiana are weighing their options after a…

Vatican defends transfer of official

The Vatican on Thursday defended its transfer of a top official to…

Vatican official warns pope of corruption

An Italian news program has obtained letters from a top Vatican official…

Catholic hospital chain cuts official church ties

A major Catholic hospital chain has severed its official ties with the…

Jay Leno's Mitt Romney joke incenses India's Sikhs

India's Sikh community isn't finding Jay Leno so funny. Members of the…

Shhh: Pope urges silence to communicate better

Pope Benedict XVI is asking everyone to quiet down. In his annual…

Indonesian charged with blasphemy for atheist post

Indonesian police say a civil servant who posted "God does not exist"…

At 100 years old, an Ohio doctor is still in

The 100-year-old doctor still makes house calls. He must, explains Dr. Fred…

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Off-duty cop shoots 5 Christians as strife grips Egypt

WHAT: An off-duty Egyptian police officer boarded a train in southern Egypt…