While many of Monday's official MLK Day events have been called off because of COVID, Shawn Chitnis reports that organizers are finding new ways to spread a message that is more relevant than ever. (1-16-22)

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Omicron Surge Forces Martin Luther King Day CancellationsWhile many of Monday's official MLK Day events have been called off because of COVID, Shawn Chitnis reports that organizers are finding new ways to spread a message that is more relevant than ever. (1-16-22)
Glide Memorial Church Draws Thousands to Christmas Celebration, MealThousands of people enjoyed fellowship and a free meal at Glide's annual Christmas Day event in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood Saturday. Shawn Chitnis reports. (12-25-21)
Raw Video: Christmas Day Meals Served at Glide Memorial ChurchVideo courtesy Glide Memorial Church (12-25-21)
Police Seek Person Who Set Fire to San Jose SynagogueSan Jose police said they’re looking for someone who lit a fire in the carport of a local synagogue Wednesday morning. Elizabeth Cook reports. (12-23-21)
Mosque Vandalized in San FranciscoMembers of a mosque in San Francisco are still on edge, two days after someone smashed a window there and ran away. Shawn Chitnis reports (11-14-21)
President Biden Meets With Pope Francis at the VaticanSome Catholic bishops have said politicians like the president who support abortion rights should not receive the sacrament of communion. KPIX 5's Shawn Chitnis reports on the controversy and what the president said about it. (10-29-21)
Oakland Church Group Hosts Party to Preach Anti-Violence by Practicing CommunitySunday morning, the Cheryl Ward Ministries hosted an anti-violence block party for young people at the Black Cultural Zone in East Oakland. John Ramos reports. (10-17-21)
Author, Educator, Motivational Speaker Regina Louise Shares Her Latest Book 'Permission Granted'Author, educator, and motivational speaker Regina Louise talks to BR host Jan Mabry about her new book, 'Permission Granted.'
Glide Co-Founder, Poet and San Francisco Activist Janice Mirikitani Dies at Age 80Janice Mirikitani, a beloved San Francisco poet laureate who, together with her husband, ran the city’s Glide Memorial Church which caters to the poor and homeless, died at age 80. Andria Borba reports. (7-29-21)
SF City Leaders Join Jewish Community to Denounce Recent Anti-Semitic IncidentsAfter several anti-Semitic incidents across the country and in the Bay Area, local Jewish leaders, elected officials and community members gathered for a show of solidarity. Max Darrow reports. (7-29-21)
Zen Faithful Defend Big Sur Buddhist Retreat From Willow FireMonks and students were told they should abandon the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center as flames from the Willow Fire approached. They decided it was more important to stay and protect this unique Big Sur retreat. Devin Fehely reports. (6-27-21)
San Francisco's Grace Cathedral Reopens for In-Person Worship ServicesOn Sunday, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco celebrated a rebirth of sorts, opening its doors to worshipers for the first time since the pandemic began. John Ramos reports. (5-23-21)
Parishioners of Burned Concord Church Stay Committed to Helping HomelessContra Costa County fire investigators say a fire on May 13 that destroyed a Concord church building may have been started by a homeless person seeking shelter in a crawl space under the structure. John Ramos reports. (5-15-21)
Fremont Buddhist Temple Owner To File Civil Rights Lawsuit Against City, Alleges DiscriminationThe owner of a small Buddhist temple in the Fremont hills announced plans to file a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, claiming she was discriminated against in her quest to receive building permits. Devin Fehely reports. (5/11/21)
San Jose Congregation Holds Fast Following Racist Easter Zoom-BombingA San Jose church’s online Easter service was disrupted by a group of hackers throwing racist and homophobic insults at parishioners. Sunday, the congregation met again to address the problems of intolerance. John Ramos reports. (4-11-21)
Hundreds at Bay Area Rallies March to Support Asian AmericansThis weekend brought another series of Asian American support events to the Bay Area, notably in San Mateo and in San Francisco. Wilson Walker and Betty Yu report. (4-10-21)
Oakland's Largest Church Reopens for Indoor Worship on Easter SundayIt was a joyous Easter Sunday for parishioners at Oakland's Acts Full Gospel church which hosted its first indoor service since the pandemic began. Da Lin reports. (4-4-21)
Airports, Churches See Upswing as Easter Weekend BeginsAs vaccinations rise and infection rate falls, people this Easter weekend are getting out and about again. Juliette Goodrich reports. (4-2-21)
San Francisco Church Offers Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccinations to CongregantsOn Sunday, a church in San Francisco began distributing the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and, by helping a community of color, it is also giving hope to the rest of the state as well. John Ramos reports. (3-21-21)
Unifying America: South Bay Church Takes On A New MissionEmmanuel Baptist Church has transformed itself into one of San Jose's largest and most-used coronavirus testing sites. Devin Fehely reports on its effort to unify a community in a time of crisis. (2-21-21)
Pandemic Protocols Change Way Ash Wednesday Is CelebratedDevin Fehely reports on changes that COVID-19 has forced on worshipers during Ash Wednesday observances (2-17-2021)
COVID: South Bay Churches Grapple With Dueling Rulings On Indoor GatheringsSouth Bay churches are considering their next steps after a judge ruled they could gather indoors and another court reversed the decision. Maria Medina explains the legal ramifications.
Historic Old St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco Hard-Hit by PandemicCalifornia first cathedral, said to have been the tallest building in San Francisco in Gold Rush days, is teetering on the edge of financial collapse. Ken Bastida reports. (2-15-21)
Indoor Church Services Again Banned in Santa Clara CountyA court put a hold on indoor religious services in Santa Clara County just days after giving them the green light. Juliette Goodrich reports. (2-11-21)

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