A San Francisco priest chastised his parishioners for putting fears over faith and skipping Mass to "avoid the remote possibility of dying from covid." Kenny Choi reports. (7-30-20)

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SF Priest Stirs Controversy Calling for In-Person Worship Amid PandemicA San Francisco priest chastised his parishioners for putting fears over faith and skipping Mass to "avoid the remote possibility of dying from covid." Kenny Choi reports. (7-30-20)
Armenian School in San Francisco Vandalized With Hate SpeechVandals sprayed the Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School in San Francisco with racist graffiti, claiming to be in support of an anti-Armenian movement by Azerbaijan. Andria Borba reports. (7-24-20)
Reopened Then Shut, CoCo County Cancels Indoor Religious GatheringsA rise in COVID-19 cases has prompted Contra Costa County to once again cancel all indoor church services just days after they were allowed to reopen. John Ramos reports. (7-12-20)
Worshippers Maintain Social Distancing at Drive-Up Church ServicesMany seeking fellowship have found a seemingly-safe way to attend church services without violating social-distance guidelines. Devin Fehely reports. (5-24-20)
Bay Area Churches Making Major Changes To Keep Worshipers Safe From COVID-19Churches across the Bay Area are making changes to keep people safe once they are allowed to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. John Ramos shows us what services will look like.
At Oakland Meeting, Several California Churches Say They'll Reopen by End of MayAt a meeting in Oakland Thursday, leaders of several California congregations said they would reopen May 31 with or without state approval. Da Lin reports. (5-14-20)
Tech Helps Bay Area Muslims Observe Ramadan VirtuallyFor the next month, Muslims will be praying and fasting, even though their mosques have been closed because of the shelter in place order. Len Ramirez reports. (4-24-20)
Pastor of Richmond Church Cited for Easter Gathering Remains DefiantThe congregation of All Nations Church of God in Christ in Richmond flouted a state ban on large gatherings Sunday and the pastor was cited. He tells KPIX he won't back down. Da Lin reports. (4-17-20)
East Bay Priest Sets Up to Livestream Easter ServicesThere won't be any parishioners in the pews but the coronavirus outbreak won't stop the faithful from celebrating Easter together at one East Bay church. Don Ford reports from Livermore. (4-10-20)
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)

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