Bay Area Rabbi Makes 'Seder To Go' Kits To Celebrate Passover Amid Coronavirus PandemicA rabbi in San Jose is helping the local Jewish community celebrate Passover while social distancing from home, by making "Seder to Go" kits. (4/7/20)
San Jose Catholic Church Streams Daily Services to Worldwide AudienceWith skeleton crew and simple smartphone, Five Wounds Portuguese National Church in San Jose is building an international audience for its online services during the coronavirus lockdown. Devin Fehely reports. (3-27-20)
East Bay Catholic Church Offers Drive-Through ConfessionsOn Saturday afternoon, two priests at St. Augustine Church in Pleasanton saw parishioners at a first-of-its-kind drive-through confession. The church plans to keep up the practice on Saturdays during the COVID-19 lockdown. (3-21-20)
Coronavirus Forces Churches to Take Services OnlineHouses of worship are scrambling to find digital ways to connect their members with clergy. Devin Fehely reports. (3-20-20)
Santa Clara County Bans All Gatherings Of 100 Or More As Coronavirus Cases RiseOfficials in Santa Clara County on Friday banned all gatherings of more than 100 people and announced that all public schools will be closed beginning Monday. Len Ramirez reports. (3-13-20)
Graffiti-Spraying Vandal Desecrates Historically Black Palo Alto ChurchThe pastor of one of the oldest African American churches in the South Bay wants the community to know he's opening his doors to everyone for this Sunday's service after the church was targeted by a vandal over the weekend. Maria Medina reports. (1-1-20)
Petition To Ban Brazilian Netflix Film Depicting Jesus As Gay Gains TractionA petition is out that seeks to get Netflix to immediately remove a Brazilian film that depicts Jesus as a gay man. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-18-2019)
Santa Clara Teen Forced to Remove Hijab Before Boarding Air Canada Flight at SFOA 13-year-old Bay Area athlete traveling with her squash team says she was forced to remove her hijab in the jetway at SFO by an Air Canada agent. Betty Yu reports. (9-20-19)
Bay Area Churches Gift Surplus Land To Use For Affordable Housing, Homeless ServicesThe problems of homelessness and gentrification seem to be getting worse every day. But now, Bay Area churches are stepping up to offer a down-to-earth solution to the housing crisis. John Ramos reports. (6-16-2019)
Sunnyvale Residents Support Muslim Community Ahead Of Isaiah Peoples Court AppearanceDozens came out in Sunnyvale as a sign of solidarity for the Muslim community Wednesday, one day before Isaiah Peoples will find out if he's charged with a committing a hate crime after a pedestrian crash rampage. Maria Medina reports. (5-29-2019)
Planned South Bay Islamic Center Up for Planning Commission VoteA Santa Clara County Islamic group's long fight to build a mosque and cemetery in San Martin might be finally coming to an end. Len Ramirez reports. (5-23-19)
Acclaimed University Choir Survives Fiery Hwy 101 Crash to Sing in S.F.A celebrated vocal group from Oakwood University in Alabama came to San Francisco to perform at a church and, despite being involved in a horrendous, fiery crash Saturday morning, their concert will be held as planned. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-4-19)
As Ramadan Begins, Bay Area Mosques Step Up SecurityBay Area mosques are stepping up security as they enter Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic religion. Maria Medina reports. (5-3-19)
SoCal Synagogue Shooting Prompts Bay Area Police To Increase PatrolsPolice are increasing patrols at many Bay Area places of worship this weekend after California saw its second religiously-motivated crime in a week. Katie Nielsen reports. (4-28-2019
Sunnyvale Muslim Community Shaken by Hate Crime DriverAn announcement from Sunnyvale police has some members of the local Muslim community questioning their safety. Katie Nielsen reports. (4-26-19)
Bay Area Police Step Up Security At Places Of Worship After Sri Lanka BombingsMore than 450 people are wounded and 290 are dead following the horrific bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. There were 9 total explosions, mostly targeting churches and luxury hotels. Betty Yu reports. (4-21-2019)
'Father Jay,' Rector of Oakland's Cathedral of Christ the Light, Dies at Age 70The Very Rev. Jay Matthews, the rector of the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland and a fixture in Oakland's Catholic community for three decades, died Saturday night of an apparent heart attack. Devin Fehely reports. (3-31-19)
Bay Area Mosques Receive Support, Security from CommunityAt mosques across the Bay Area there was a somber tone at Friday prayers and an extra police presence. KPIX 5's Andria Borba reports that communities of all faiths are coming together to remember the victims in New Zealand. (3-15-19)
Bay Area Muslims Gather for Prayer, Mourning Following Massacre in New ZealandMuslim community leaders planned to hold vigils for the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack this weekend in the East Bay, Peninsula and San Francisco. Da Lin reports. (3-15-19)
At Issue: PG&E / Confession ExceptionPhil Matier and state senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) discuss PG&E oversight; also a proposal to require clergy to report knowledge of child abuse to authorities even if it was obtained during a private confession. (2-24-19)
Bay Area Lawmaker Pushes for Increased Transparency for Catholic Confessions of Child AbuseState senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) wants to require priests who have knowledge of an incident of child abuse to be required to report it to authorities -- even if that information was divulged during confession. Melissa Caen reports. (2-21-19)
Raw Video: Funeral for 2-Year-Old Abdullah HassanFuneral services for a 2-year-old boy, whose Yemeni mother sued the Trump administration to allow her to visit the child before he died, were held Saturday afternoon in Lodi. (12-29-18)
Former Convent in Larkspur Becomes Shelter for Homeless SeniorsThe Marin charitable organization Homeward Bound and Larkspur’s St. Patrick's Catholic Church have teamed up to give homeless seniors an early Christmas gift -- a roof over their heads. Don Ford reports (12-21-18)
SJ Diocese Says Allowing Priests to Return After Abuse Convictions Was WrongAmong a list of 15 priests from the San Jose Diocese with credible accusations of sexual abuse, three of them were convicted of abuse and later allowed to return to the clergy. The diocese now says it was wrong to allow those priests to continue working. Devin Fehely reports. (10-19-18)

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