The mayor of London wrote in a March 2 column in the Daily Telegraph that Muslim children who are at risk of radicalization by their parents are victims of child abuse and should be removed from their homes.
Although Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has since vetoed it, lawmakers in that state recently approved a measure to allow business owners to refuse service to gays and other groups if it is perceived to violate the practice and observance of the business owner's religion.
The small European country of Belgium is in the news after its parliament voted to remove age restrictions from the country's euthanasia laws. If King Philippe signs the bill into law, it means children will be eligible for euthanasia.
The Italian Catholic Federation-Branch 374 plans to show a subtitled Italian film, “Pranzo di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch)” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at St. Bede Church.
The small European country of Belgium is in the news after its parliament voted to remove age restrictions from the country's euthanasia laws. If King Phillipe signs the bill into law, it means children will be eligible for euthanasia.
La Cañada United Methodist Church was teeming with activity Saturday when it held its “Valentine’s Concert & Afternoon Tea” featuring Dr. Svetlana Oganesian and five other musicians performing works by Mozart, Kreisler, Gershwin and Joplin. Proceeds from the event...
Sociologists at the University of Texas and the University of Iowa write in the American Journal of Sociology that "Conservative religious beliefs and the social institutions they create .... increase divorce risk in the contemporary United States."
"We should be known not by what we oppose, but rather by what we propose," said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez on the launch of his project called the Imago Dei.
According to a study by the Public Religion Research Institute, "football fans are more likely than other sports fans to report praying to God (33% vs. 21%). They also are more apt to believe their team has been cursed (31% vs. 18%), and to perform rituals before or during games (25% vs. 18%)."
Members of the Board of Directors of the Italian Catholic Federation branch at St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church were installed at the annual ICF Los Angeles Archdiocese District Council Installation Luncheon on Jan. 19.
Pastor Elaine Cho of La Cañada United Methodist Church will address how to overcome fear during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. Afterward an all-church luncheon will be held.
A study has found that those who attend church regularly are less likely to commit minor crimes.
E-books have taken off in a huge way among the iPad- and Kindle-obsessed, but one electronic tome that's topping the charts — both free and paid-for — is Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf," the book of political writings by the Nazi leader published before he became dictator of Nazi Germany.
American mothers are choosing to breast-feed their babies in increasing numbers, with about 77% of infants being breast-fed at some point. Public breast-feeding is becoming more socially acceptable — but does that include church?
British department store Marks & Spencer has apologized after a Muslim sales assistant refused to sell a customer a bottle of alcohol.
The La Cañada United Methodist Church will welcome the new year with a prayer service on Saturday.
Turning on the radio this morning I was listening to a sweet-sounding string ensemble play a selection of Christmas music. The group's virtuosity was quite amazing. Without changing any energy and verve they moved effortlessly between sacred carols, Handel's Messiah, and seasonal sentimental songs...
Earlier this month a controversy arose after a tongue-in-cheek column written by Aisha Harris, a woman of color, was published online...
Researchers have discovered that the amount of gun violence in some PG-13 movies is now greater than in R-rated films.
La Cañada Presbyterian Church will hold a free Christmas concert on Sunday.
A New York Times columnist is wondering: Where is the love?
Sons of Norway Edvard Grieg Lodge will hold a Christmas program with a Santa Lucia procession next week.
St. Luke's in La Crescenta is hosting an annual holiday craft event this weekend.
Two schools have decided to pull out of a charity toy drive after being challenged by the American Humanist Assn. over separation of church and state issues.
Last week, St Bede's hosted author and blogger Lisa Hendey.
St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church has announced a new program for students who have served the community.
The La Cañada United Methodist Church will celebrate the beginning of the Advent season this Sunday.
Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish holiday, began on Wednesday night.
The La Cañada Presbyterian Church will ring in the holiday season next week.
Q: Thanksgiving is around the corner. What's happened over the past year that you're grateful for?
The Valley Sun’s In Theory question of the week, posed to area religious leaders as well as to local atheists, is: Thanksgiving is around the corner. What’s happened over the past year that you’re grateful for?
The La Cañada United Methodist Church will provide a Thanksgiving meal for residents following the regular Sunday morning service.
Pope Francis has received praise from all quarters for pausing to hold a severely disfigured man. While receiving an audience in St. Peter's Square, Francis spent several minutes comforting and praying with the unnamed person, who sufferers from neurofibromatosis, a condition that causes tumors to...
La Cañada United Methodist Church will celebrate Laity Sunday on Nov. 17.
La Cañada Presbyterian Church will host a blood drive on Sunday, Nov. 17.
UC Irvine students have been trying a relatively new thing called “speed faithing.” The idea, much like speed dating, is to get as much information across to another person in a set amount of time, and hopefully make an impact.
A Burbank couple will speak about parenting and raising a family at La Cañada Presbyterian Church later this month.
The In Theory question-and-answer section will no longer appear in the pages of the Valley Sun, but will continue to appear on the newspaper’s website at lacanadaonline.com/opinion/religion. The question posed to our panel this...
The Pentagon has appointed an envoy tasked with shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The prison, which holds terror suspects including those involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, currently holds 164 detainees.
Members of the Italian Catholic Federation of St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church promoted the group at the Parish Ministry Faire.
Nineteen students from La Cañada Flintridge traveled to Tutwiler, Miss. to build a house for Habitat for Humanity.
La Cañada Methodist Church is supporting the Tujunga United Methodist’s Holiday Boutique on Saturday.
The argument between believers and atheists has found a new and very public forum in recent years — billboards.
Department of Homeland Security agent Tim Ballard will speak at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in La Crescenta on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. about the dangers of the Internet.
The La Cañada United Methodist Church will hold its usual service on Sunday morning.
In their quest for donations during tough economic times, many churches are turning to business consultants who specialize in helping religious institutions. For example, Eagle Brook Church in St. Paul, Minn. used Dallas company RSI Stewardship, which aided the church in raising almost $25 million...
Marriage and family therapist Richard Lyon will speak about parenting at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Oct. 20.
Persecution affects some 600 million Christians annually, according to a study by the Hudson Institute, and the Pew Forum says Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world. In countries such as Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan and Kenya, Christians are being murdered, raped and kidnapped.
The Rev. Amy Pringle will lead a blessing of the animals service on Sunday at St. George’s Episcopal Church in La Cañada Flintridge.