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Kailua’s Windward United to merge with Central Union

The Windward United Church of Christ, which has ministered to the Kailua community since 1956, will become part of the historic Central Union Church in Honolulu as of July 1. Read More

Church leaders to speak on nuclear threat

Faith congregations were abuzz last weekend, following the Jan. 13 false missile alert and 38 minutes when many thought they might die. Read More

Central Union Church celebrates 130 years

Central Union Church sits amid an expanse of greenery and is easily recognized by its colonial-style steeple. Read More

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

Shoji and 2 others to receive awards at ‘Wellness’ seminar

Retired University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball coach Dave Shoji will be one of three people honored at the sixth annual “Journeys to Wellness” seminar Oct. 14 at the Community Church of Honolulu. 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

Program urges isle churches to welcome LGBT people

Church of the Crossroads is holding a three-part program in October to encourage churches of all denominations to openly welcome members of the LGBTQ community into their fold. Read More

Harris United Methodist Church in Nuuanu becomes sanctuary site

Harris United Methodist Church is one of the first faith congregations in the state to declare itself a sanctuary to protect undocumented immigrants facing deportation. Read More

Jewish congregations offer events for Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur

Jewish congregations start the High Holy Days next week with Rosh Hashana services and observances over a 10-day period, culminating on the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur. 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

Uncertain future clouds Moiliili chapel’s centennial

The fate of a historic chapel built by a Civil War Union officer and connected to Moiliili’s immigrant roots is up in the air as it celebrates its centennial. 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

9 Windward students to get scholarships

Windward United Church of Christ will present annual college scholarship awards to nine Windward high school students during its 9 a.m. worship May 7. 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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