Members 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)

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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)
COVID: Bay Area Houses Of Worship Plan For Indoor Services After Supreme Court RulingHouses of worship across the Bay Area are making plans in the wake of last week's Supreme Court decision that struck down outright bans on indoor religious services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. John Ramos reports. (2/9/21)
Anti-Abortion Demonstrators March in Downtown San FranciscoThe annual Walk for Life event in San Francisco coincides with the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion. Da Lin reports. (1-23-21)
South Bay Church Racks Up Huge Fines Defying County COVID OrdersWith flagrant fines of over $1 million against Calvary Church in San Jose, the County of Santa Clara continues to individually fine and threaten lead pastor Mike McClure and now his youth pastor Carson Atherley with jail. Devin Fehely reports. (1-21-21)
Rain Dampens Parishioners but Not Their Spirit at Outdoor Christmas ServicesSome outdoor Christmas Day masses were canceled because of the rain but those that held services said it's a reflection of what the 2020 pandemic has taught them -- survival is dependant on flexibility and adjustments. Da Lin reports. (12-25-20)

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