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One in four Americans now belong to no religion, a trend fueling church closings and mergings.
Minnesota's faith leaders, authorities on sacred books and prayer, are increasingly studying building safety handbooks, hiring security advisers, and inviting law enforcement to get to know their buildings.
Fewer recruits are willing to be pioneers in a new spiritual landscape that requires them to juggle faith, fundraising and Facebook.
The Brooklyn Park church is transformed into a grocery store once a month.
About 200 singers and supporters are in Rome to premiere a Minnesota-grown faith project.
The lawsuit points to investigation into former Archbishop John Nienstedt as example of Vatican cover-up.
Ron Stallworth doesn't view himself as a hero. The retired black police detective said going undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in 1978 "was…
Archdiocese, survivors say change must go deeper.
Faith leaders seek ideas on how to address growing addictions, especially opioids.
Some thought finalizing the settlement, the nation's largest for a bankrupt Catholic diocese, with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis might never happen.
Vote clears way for Bankruptcy Court confirmation of plan on Tuesday.
Pathways finds more sufferers who want to heal body, mind, spirit
One in four children who have learning disabilities, developmental delays, anxiety and behavioral disorders never attend church, a study indicated.
The Rev. Billy Russell has been pitching the merits of Minneapolis to fellow National Baptist Convention members across the nation for two years, and this week about 15,000 faithful are taking him up on his offer to visit the Twin Cities for the denomination's annual gathering.
Hundreds gather at the Lake Harriet Band Shell on Sundays for heavenly inspiration.
The former monk from St. John's Abbey in Minnesota was one of the nation's foremost authorities on clergy sex abuse and a thorn in the side of the Catholic Church.
People of faith are more able to resist the temptation of impulse shopping than others, a new study suggests.
Clergy abuse victims will begin voting on proposed settlement this month.
Students are eligible for a tuition-free degree and experiments in learning.
Minnesota's mainline Christian denominations face unprecedented declines, altering communities and traditions celebrated for generations.
Bloomington church's "comfort dog" is one of a kind in the state
Catholic Charities seeks to transfer ownership of Children's Home.
Metro-area program, operating for more than 10 years, helps Jewish seniors stay true to their faith.
New process subjects clergy abuse reports to prompt, tight scrutiny.
The exhibit, "Treasurers of the Church," draws the Catholic faithful to an old tradition.
The $210 million settlement brought somber closure to years of disputes that have transformed the archdiocese.
More than 400 victims of sexual abuse will share in the settlement, which ends a protracted bankruptcy dispute, attorneys said. It still must be approved by a judge.
Black and white church leaders are banding together to take on a "national crisis."
The May 18 event is the first major religious event to be held in the Vikings stadium.
Dozens of men accuse a 96-year-old priest of molesting them when they were boys.
A campaign to support Muslims during their holiest month has attracted thousands of churches, schools — and the Minnesota National Guard.
Appeals court affirms assets of parishes, other entities not available for bankruptcy settlement.
Group sings, once mainly religious, are being embraced by social activists — including on Earth Day.
150-year-old Trinity Lutheran keeps its welcoming arms wide open
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church offers potluck smack in the middle of the service.
The Crosiers, a small religious order in Onamia, will pay $25 million to 67 abuse victims.
They formed the basis of the so-called Doctrine of Discovery, which shapes U.S. Indian policy to this day and haunts Indians' well-being, the group says.
Abuse victims argue late objection puts their hard-fought settlement in jeopardy.
Passion plays date to the Middle Ages and are still popular in Minnesota.
Victims and parishes in Twin Cities Archdiocese dwell in uncertainty as bankruptcy enters its fourth year with no settlement in sight.
There are the growing numbers of young Catholics leaving the church — the focus of a new national study to examine why they're departing and where they're landing.
It's the fourth such bankruptcy in Minnesota.
Graham's footprints still seen at University of Northwestern, KTIS.
David Zwick was a student at Harvard Law School in the early 1970s when he joined a group of promising attorneys working with consumer activist Ralph Nader. He wound up heading a groundbreaking study of the nation's water pollution and launching the first grass-roots clean water movement.
It is among a variety of faith-based yoga practices now being embraced by Minnesotans.
Ten Minnesotans are among the volunteers helping with care.
One in four Americans believe God plays a role in athletic games.
Just one group of seven — a family from Boston — took up the offer of housing.
Nearly a thousand faithful celebrated at an official Super Bowl event that put the spotlight on one of Minnesota's less glitzy claims to fame — its national leadership in multifaith cooperation.
A landmark downtown Minneapolis church opens its doors to the future.
The Rev. Columba Stewart and his team at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville use digital photography to permanently preserve the treasures for the world to see.
Salvation Army's mission stems from distinct Protestant sect.
Curtiss DeYoung's unlikely track included Washington, D.C., South Africa and Chicago.
While some state religious leaders praised the president's decision to break with longstanding U.S. policy, others were nervous.
Berean Baptist Church ranking is based on the annual survey of Protestant churches by Lifeway Research and published in Outreach magazine.
An upbeat, gregarious man with a deep knowledge of housing policy, Warner inspired generations of Twin Cities leaders, one said.
Collegeville now hosts one of the few hand-scripted Bibles created in the past century.
Dale Swan is a hospice chaplain best known for visiting hundreds of terminally ill patients. He provides not just spiritual support but everything from birthday parties to mock college graduations to veterans' events.
In a new poll, 56 percent of adults surveyed say you can be a good person without divine faith.
The denomination, eroding in Europe and the United States, is being embraced by thousands in other countries -- and they're shaking up the old rituals.
Martin Luther is the star of symphony, song and celebration as 500th anniversary draws to a close.
A new survey of pastor spouses, conducted by LifeWay Research, found many feel isolated with few close friends and considerable financial worries.
Thanks to groundwork laid by religious leaders over the years, and jolted by heightened anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic tensions, Minnesota leaders of the two faiths are forging new alliances and bolstering existing ones.
Archbishop Bernard Hebda never expected to land in the Twin Cities, but he embraced Minnesota life.
The faithful at Mount Olive Lutheran Church just wanted to make their 80-year-old building energy-efficient, a tangible step to care for God's creation. They didn't know they'd be blazing a trail for geothermal heating.
The Collegeville abbey still has more than 60 lawsuits pending.
Relief workers and volunteers are heading to Texas, and now Florida, to help storm victims.
Some U.S. Protestants are unaware of the Reformation, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.
Judge hears competing plans to settle the claims, assigns the archdiocese some homework.
Bill Hirabayashi was eager to enlist in the U.S. Army after Japan bombed the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in 1941. At the recruitment…
Mohamed Omar, the center's executive director, was daunted by the prospects of hosting a community event Tuesday night expected to draw thousands of supporters. But he was also very grateful.
As Twin Cities churches lament their empty pews this time of year, the metro faithful can be found in the chapels of lakeside towns.
NONFICTION: This oral history by Nobel winner Svetlana Alexievich gives voice to the hundreds of thousands of women who served in World War II.
The triennial gathering of the Women of the ELCA, running through Sunday, shows how the rank and file has been carving its own path in Lutheran service.
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