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Oregon Faith News Note, In a telling sign of America’s discord, we are witnessing more controversy and protest occurring in a once sacred space and neutral ground in politics — the invocation. Earlier this summer, a moment of silence in the U.S. House of Representatives following the Orlando shooting, saw severa

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By Holt International Eugene based charity, This could have been any adoptee. Any adoptive family.  That’s the messages adult adoptee and adoptee advocate Emily Kessel wants to convey in regards to the Adoptee Citizenship Act, a bill that was introduced into the House in June.  “My adoptive parents naturalized me,”

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Oregon Faith News Note, Below are two videos; (1) the trailer for the new Citizen United film, Torchbearer, featuring the narration by Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson and (2) an interview of Phil Robertson on this new film by Fox News while Phil was at the Republican Convention. Please watch below: Watch the latest vi

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By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon In 1991, my friend Steve Keels and I traveled to the Soviet Union, where we had the opportunity to observe believers enjoying the new freedoms to exercise their faith. Lenin’s pictures on statues were everywhere, yet on “Lenin’s Day,” his birthday, we had

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By Luis Palau Association, After 20 years of providing online Bible courses to more than 43,000 Christian leaders throughout Latin America, the Luis Palau Bible Institute is planning an historic gathering in Cuba this November. The program, which will focus on live training for hundreds of local pastors, will be a first for

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Press Release, Catholic singer-songwriter recording artists Streets Of Rome announced  the release of their 25th original song on iTunes. With its newest Internet single, “Back To The Same Old Thing,” Streets Of Rome continues to redefine the Catholic music genre, creating faith-based songs rooted in real life

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Oregon Faith News Note: The pastor at Our Father’s House in Salem, Mauricio Auguilera-Garcia, was arrested this month and later charged with 25 counts of sex abuse including rape and sodomy. The church has been around for 50 years and rents space from the Solid Rock Church in Salem, Oregon. Aguilera-Garcia was previously

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By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Author of Heaven Whether or not you’re a resident of California, there’s very good reason to understand and closely follow the developments of SB 1146, a bill that if passed would likely set a precedent for similar legislation nationwide. Ed Stetzer writes th

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Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on the link between religion and suicide: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently found that suicide rates in the U.S. spiked between 1994 and 2014. While women are less likely to kill themselves than men, their rate of suicide jumped by 80

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By JOHN FORTMEYER Christian News NW SALEM — At times there was just a wide murmuring as thousands joined hands in fervent petition to God for their state and nation. At other moments the amplified, passionate voice of the featured speaker reverberated against the huge building behind him. Whether in hushed tones or in lou

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By Catholic League Bill Donohue comments on the way terrorists are discussed in public life: It took three stories in the New York Times on Muslim killer Omar Mateen before he was identified as a Muslim. When Robert Dear killed three persons in a Planned Parenthood clinic last year, the first word in the New […]

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US Senator Ron Wyden Press Release Following a push from U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., the Department of Education  published on its website the names and applications of schools seeking religious exemptions under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). In January, the Depar

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Oregon Governor’s Transgender Student “Guidance” Challenged By National Group Of Pediatricians By Parents Rights In Education On May 16, 2016 Oregon Governor Kate Brown received a 6-page letter from Dr. Michelle A. Cretella, President of the American College of Pediatricians (ACP), a national organization of over twen

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The Coexist bumper sticker and t-shirt craze has reached new heights, but is quite far from its founder who had been left with a stolen idea and a much marred re-make of his own work. Apparently peace and harmony does not apply to marketing something about peace and harmony. Watch the Vox video news clip […]

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How God used Muhammad Ali By M. Martin, Oregon The life of Muhammad Ali had an impact on many faiths beyond his own. Consider how former opponent, George Foreman, spoke on how Ali helped his life transformation and his Christian ministry. Fox News interview: News anchor: You went through a major transformation and a persona

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By Tom Krattenmaker Award-winning Portland-based writer Tom’s article also featured on Yale University Reflections Ten years out from the barrage of best-selling “new atheist” manifestos, something different is happening in the gathering wave of those who check “none” when asked for their religious affiliation. Am

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By Judson Press, What does a comic book superhero have in common with the gospel of Jesus Christ? Readers will learn this and more in the new Judson Press title “Holy Heroes: The Gospel According to DC & Marvel” by pastor and author Scott Bayles. Likening the legends of superheroes to modern-day parables, Ho

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By Christian News Northwest Subscribe To better confront expected legal challenges, an additional two years is now needed to get an initiative on the Oregon ballot to end state funding of abortion, according to initiative sponsors. Although Corvallis-based Oregon Life United had initially sought a statewide vote this Novemb

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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 until the

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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. Question #1: In 2008 JetSt

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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

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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 Lutheran Church ope

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National Day of Prayer Thursday May 5, 2014 Below are 23 Oregon events to honor the National Day of Prayer. ALBANY National Day of Prayer Celebration May 05, 2016 at 11:45am – 1pm Linn County Court House Steps 300 4th Ave SW Albany, OR 97321 CONTACT Judith Page · ardleandiane@comcast.net ————&

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KOIN-6 TV reports that Portland parents are angry over several homeless camps near their schools.

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By National Association of Evangelicals, Research released from the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) this week shows that the majority of evangelical pastors in the United States serve in small churches with significant personal financial challenges. Pastors also report that they are not familiar with resources to

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By Tom Krattenmaker Award-winning Portland-based writer Recent book: The Evangelicals you Don’t Know Tom’s article also featured on USA Today We need a more honest conversation about discrimination and religious freedom, wherever our sympathies lie. Only when we get clear about our intentions and their ramifications—a

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Another NW church vandalized,trashed By Oregon Faith Report News Note, This last weekend a Seattle church,the Curry Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal, was hit hard by vandals. Several racial attacks were spray painted on the walls. This came on the 66th anniversary of the Church in the community. Another NW church was hi

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NW Baptist Convention, The highest court in Washington state has agreed to hear the appeal of florist Barronelle Stutzman found guilty of violating state laws and the constitutional rights of a gay couple when she refused to arrange flowers for their wedding, citing religious beliefs. The Washington Supreme Court will hear

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From Corban College, Salem A small group of Corban students have launched a project to provide for the material needs of women “rescued” after the Papuan government shut down a brothel in the village of Jayapura. The women and their 47 children were left homeless and destitute. Corban Papuan student Miké Toam and four

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Singer Katy Perry is trying to buy a former convent in California. The nuns are on her side but the local archbishop is not. Below is the Fox News clip. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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