Ethiopians from the Bay Area gathered at Medhani Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Oakland on Sunday to celebrate Meskel, a holiday that commemorates the finding of the True Cross by Saint Helena.
In response to Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States, an interfaith community gathered at Oakland’s Skyline Church to support his call to action on climate change.
The Christian and Chinese New Years parties are long over. But on March 21, the Bahá’i celebrated their Naw-Rúz (literally, New Year). The Bahá’i faith was established a century and a half ago and has more than 5 million members all over the planet. The religion is the second most widespread worldwide; only Christianity can be found in more regions on the globe. California is home to more than 19,000 believers, and therefore the largest Bahá’i community in the United…
It’s not over yet. The measles outbreak, which started in December, 2014, at a Disneyland theme park in Orange County, is still ongoing in the United States, and has now reached Mexico and Canada, where more than 100 people have been reported to have the disease. By March 6, 17 US states and the District of Columbia reported measles cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website. The CDC is only one of the many health…
A parade slowly danced its way through the downtown on Tuesday, Feb. 17, monopolizing the streets with music and joy.
In Oakland, like many urban cities, violence tends to beget violence. But one program is attempting to use artistic expression to interrupt the cycle of bloodshed that pervades the city.
Bay Area residents attended the Jonestown tragedy’s 36th anniversary at the Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland on Tuesday.
Reverend Jacqueline Duhart’s lifelong spiritual journey that led her to the faith of Unitarian Unitarianism then to the First Unitarian Church of Oakland.