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Pope Francis is escorted by President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters upon arrival to the U.S. from Cuba on Sept. 22, 2015. Photo: Getty Images.

Pope Francis Visits Homeless in D.C.

Courtesy of NPR and news reports   Pope Francis, fresh from a historic speech before a joint meeting of Congress, had lunch with homeless and low-income people at Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. on Sept. [...]
Pastor Eric Butler

Shiloh’s 50th Jubilee Anniversary

  Shiloh Church will celebrate its 50th year Jubilee Anniversary with events on Sept. 4-6 at 3295 School St. in Oakland.   Shiloh will also commemorate 50 years of its outreach ministries around the world. [...]
Pastor Chauncey and First Lady Donna Mathews. Photo courtesy of Corinthian Baptist Church.

Corinthian Baptist Church Continues Founder’s Legacy, Celebrates 50 Years

A full house of churchgoers, community and faith leaders recently celebrated the bicentennial of Corinthian Baptist Church in Oakland with an anniversary event that honored the past and the present.
Dr. Timothy Hawkins

Pastor Timothy Hawkins Receives Doctoral Degree

Rev. Dr. Timothy Hawkins, pastor of Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, recently celebrated a key academic achievement, earning his Doctor of Ministry degree on June 7 from Faith Evangelical College & Seminary in Tacoma, Washington.
Dr. Violet Kiteley

Kiteley’s 50 Year Ministry at Shiloh Church

  Shiloh Church, located at 3295 School St. in Oakland, will be celebrating 50 years of ministry in the Bay Area with a series of events Sept. 4-6.
At least eight churches have been set on fire in southern states in the week after the killing of nine parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Government Response to Church Burnings Must Have “Real Teeth,” Say Clergy

The discussion of entrenched racism in America is intensifying in the wake of the recent killing of nine parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina by a young white supremacist, followed by fires [...]
Pope Francis visited Ecuador this week with a message of preserving the environment for everybody's sake, especially those who are most vulnerable. Photo courtesy of Time.

Pope Francis Visits South America, Calls for Climate Justice for the World’s Poor He says government should include indigenous groups, people of African descent, women in decision-making.

Pope Francis arrived in Ecuador on Sunday, visiting his home continent for a three-country tour that includes Bolivia and Paraguay.   The pope’s visit to Quito—Ecuador’s capital city—attracted over one million people who traveled from [...]
South Carolina church shooting

US Agency Offers Webinar to Help Places of Worship Prepare for Emergencies

The regional office of the US Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring a webinar to help churches and houses of worship prepare for emergencies, including deadly incidents like the recent killing of nine [...]
Some of the faith leaders who are at the Vatican this week to meet with the advisors of Pope Francis are (left to right): Rev. Alvin Toussaint Herring, Joanne Drayton, Rev. Michael McBride, Rev. Traci Blackmon, Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews, and Bishop Dwayne Royster.

Bay Area Faith Leaders Visit Vatican, Meet Pope’s Advisors About Racism in America

More than a dozen faith leaders and organizers with the PICO National Network from across the U.S. including Berkeley Pastor Michael McBride, are at the Vatican in Rome for a series of meetings this week [...]