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Japanese and Muslims share pain of prejudice

Amy H. Mizuno rapped on the table she leaned on for support, replicating the pounding she heard before FBI agents barged through the back door of her home in the middle of the night on Dec. 7, 1941 — only hours after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and ushered the U.S. into World War II. Read more

Maryknoll sister a pioneer for immigrants

As an immigrant from the Philippines, Sister Rosalinda Barrozo was a perfect fit as a social worker in 1974 for retired Filipino plantation workers, many of whom were trying to bring their families in the Philippines to be with them in Hawaii. Read more

VegFest Oahu to feature faith groups

Representatives from four faith groups will be available to share how their sacred texts reinforce the advantages of a plant-based diet at the second VegFest Oahu on Sept. 2. Read more

Volunteers fill basic needs for fishermen

Three nights a week, the Rev. Jerry Saludez takes a group of volunteers to either Pier 17 or Pier 36 to provide a home-cooked meal, Bible study and medical checkups to fishermen from foreign countries who are confined to the docks. Read more

Senior cleaning group helps low-income peers

Tag Tagudin at 81 has a sore back and diabetes, but that doesn’t stop him from helping senior citizens who are at risk of eviction from low-income housing because they couldn’t pass health inspections. Read more

Forum advises faith groups on aiding immigrants

In the 1960s, Church of the Crossroads and the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu sheltered soldiers who refused to fight in the Vietnam War, but a new sanctuary movement generating momentum on Oahu today is focused more on advocacy for the rights of undocumented immigrants. Read more

Churches help homeless with laundry, other needs

St. Mary of Moiliili Episcopal Church near the old stadium park might only have 70 worshippers on an Easter Sunday, but pastor Gregory Johnson says his small congregation provides a multitude of services to the homeless and working poor — including much-needed laundry assistance. Read more

Churches host summit on homelessness

The second annual Faith Summit on Homelessness opened with a mix of prayers for the homeless — and those working to help them — and big and small ideas for how individuals can get involved. Read more

Germans to share at Holocaust service

Two German diplomats are taking part in a Jewish temple’s community Holocaust remembrance service Sunday with a sense of personal responsibility to make sure the extermination of people never happens again, anywhere. Read more

Best-selling Zen monk to speak at festival

Haemin Sunim, called one of the most influential Zen Buddhist teachers and writers in his native South Korea, will speak May 6-7 at the 12th annual Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival at the Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds next to Honolulu Hale, a news release said. Read more

Family finds temporary home at church

Members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church were apprehensive about letting a homeless family live on church grounds but were compelled to do so because their baby girl has severe asthma. Read more

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