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SCOTUS Could Shape Outcome Of Oregon Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

OPB | June 27, 2017 10:48 a.m. | Portland

The Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case in Colorado involving a baker who refused to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple could resolve a similar case in Oregon.

local | NW Life | News

What Does Ramadan Mean?

OPB | June 1, 2017 3:07 p.m. | Portland

Traditionally a time of fasting, reflection and celebration, Ramadan commemorates the month in which the Quran is believed to have been revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.

History | local | NW Life

Old Eastern Oregon Churches Share Pioneer History

East Oregonian | April 15, 2017 5:44 p.m.

In Pendleton, a pair of early churches were being built in the late 1800s within a stone’s throw of each other. Episcopalians and the Methodists raced to complete their buildings first.

News | Think Out Loud

Child Welfare Report | Steve Novick's Recommendations For Portland | Klamath Falls Organ

OPB | April 4, 2017 noon

A new report offers a grim look at Oregon's child welfare system. A former Portland commissioner offers a vision for how to fix city hall. A church in Klamath Falls gets an organ it has been waiting for for nearly 100 years.

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Portland Jewish Center Receives Bomb Threat

OPB | March 7, 2017 11:48 a.m. | Portland

There was no bomb at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Law enforcement is investigating if the threat is related to similar incidents in other cities.

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Portland Religious Organizations Join New Sanctuary Movement

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 2:03 p.m. | Portland

Faith leaders and immigration groups came together in Portland Friday to oppose expanded deportations by the Trump administration. A growing number are offering sanctuary.

History | local | NW Life | Arts | News | State of Wonder

The Oregon Jewish Museum Has A New Home And Big Dreams

OPB | Jan. 11, 2017 1:59 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education is taking over the former Museum of Contemporary Craft’s space in downtown Portland with plans for national-level exhibitions.

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'Mormon Leaks' Show Former Oregon Senator Who Did Favors For Church

OPB | Oct. 3, 2016 3:53 p.m. | Portland

In a private meeting in 2009, Gordon Smith talked about how he helped the Mormon Church while he was a U.S. senator.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Bringing Refugees To Oregon | Soviet Diaspora: Education | Talking Business

OPB | June 8, 2016 noon

We'll talk to two faith leaders from Eugene who are working to bring refugees to Oregon. We'll continue our series on this state's Soviet diaspora with a conversation about education. And we'll catch up on the latest regional business news.

local | NW Life | News | Think Out Loud

Jim Wallis Exhorts White Christians To 'Be More Christian Than White'

OPB | Feb. 22, 2016 12:06 p.m.

Progressive Christian leader Jim Wallis joined local pastors Eric Knox and T. Allen Bethel to discuss racism and white privilege with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller.

Think Out Loud

Jim Wallis And 'America's Original Sin'

OPB | Feb. 22, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We talk to progressive Christian leader Jim Wallis with an audience at First Christian Church in downtown Portland about his new book, "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America."

History | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - February 10, 2016

OPB | Feb. 10, 2016 9 p.m.

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Stephen Greenblatt examines religious censorship and Lucretius’s influence on Shakespeare, among others. 

NW Life | News | Think Out Loud

The Latest On The Armed Occupation In Burns

OPB | Jan. 4, 2016 12:06 p.m.

Self-described militiamen have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Building in Burns, Oregon. We'll get the latest on this developing story.

Nation | News

What Do Oregon's Catholics Think About Pope Francis?

OPB | Sept. 22, 2015 10:18 a.m.

Pope Francis is in the U.S. for the first time today. What do Catholics in Oregon think about him?

Think Out Loud

Catholics Respond To Pope Francis Ahead Of His US Visit

OPB | Sept. 21, 2015 12:20 p.m.

We check in with Catholics and clergy members about what they think of the direction the Catholic Church is headed under the direction of Pope Francis.

local | Education | News

St. Mary's Academy Stuck Between Church Doctrine, Community Outrage

OPB | Aug. 27, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Portland

St. Mary's Academy opened its equal employment policy to include sexual orientation, but the woman at the center of the controversy hasn't been offered her job back.

Think Out Loud

Evangelical Climate Scientist Takes On Climate Change Nonbelievers

OPB | June 24, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Katharine Hayhoe is both a climate scientist and an evangelical Christian. She believes that many Americans who deny climate change are placing their politics and ideology above their faith.

Think Out Loud

Exploring "Spiritual But Unchurched"

OPB | May 4, 2015 12:15 p.m.

We'll talk with three Oregonians about how they define and practice spirituality in the absence of a religious institution.

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Oregon Cupcake Wars Fueled By Sweet Cakes' Crowdsourcing For Legal Fees

OPB | April 27, 2015 11:53 a.m. | Portland

Oregonians are mobilizing on social media as local cupcake wars heat up.

Think Out Loud

Rebroadcast: A Conversation With 'Going Clear' Author Lawrence Wright

OPB | April 3, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We revisit our conversation with Lawrence Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer for the New Yorker and author of "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief."