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    Will the light of Christmas crack Anchorage’s COVID lockdown?

    When it comes to bringing humanity together for worship, celebration, parties, feasting and shopping, nothing compares to Christmas. It is the absolute antithesis to emergency...

    2020 exposed a festering disease in America

    This past winter the world began to change before our very eyes as the specter of an unknown global pandemic struck fear into the...

    Amid COVID closures, Anchorage church forges ahead with ‘Christmas Spectacular’

    One of the most prominent churches in Anchorage is going big this holiday season with its annual community Christmas celebration. Dec. 11-13, Anchorage Baptist Temple...

    U.S. Supreme Court ruling will protect Alaska churches from unconstitutional mandates

    A U.S. Supreme Court decision issued Nov. 25, heralds the dawn of a new era - the return of the rule of law. Roman Catholic...

    Anchorage residents gathering to pray for city outside Loussac Library

    Today, Nov. 20, at 4:30 p.m., a group of Anchorage residents will gather at the Loussac Library, home of the Anchorage Assembly Chambers, to...

    Fairbanks Bishop: Catholics must ‘never vote for candidates’ who support abortion

    Fairbanks Bishop Chad Zielinski has released a clarion call to Catholics in northern Alaska, saying they can “never morally support or vote” for political...

    Deceptive Catholic voter guide misleads Alaskans on abortion

    Catholics, who comprise the largest religious group in Alaska, received a misleading voter guide this month, which claims to help roughly 31,000 Alaska Catholics...

    Anchorage pastors issue call to reject racism because all are ‘created in God’s image’

    Editor’s note: A group of 21 Anchorage pastors issued a joint letter introducing a new initiative that aims to combat racism by building relationships...

    Newly installed Alaska archbishop denounces divisions in church

    Pope Francis’ personal ambassador to the United States was in Anchorage on Sept. 17 for the installation of Archbishop Andrew Bellisario as the first...

    Ketchikan mayor defends religious liberty, vows to veto gender identity ordinance

    After an emotional and somewhat philosophical discussion about gender identity, religious freedom and discrimination, the Ketchikan Borough Assembly voted 6-1 in favor of a...

    Another church refuses to follow Anchorage mayor’s restriction on group size

    Yet another prominent Anchorage church has chosen to remain open for communal worship in the face of Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s latest emergency order limiting...

    Republicans far more likely to attend church during COVID

    The more conservative one’s political views, the more comfortable they are with attending religious services over the past few months. Republicans and Democrats hold vastly...

    Prominent Alaska church defies mayor’s order restricting religious services

    Anchorage Baptist Temple is standing up to Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s latest emergency order that bans churches from having more than 15 people in...

    Alaska Attorney General supports high school coach’s right to pray on field

    Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson joined 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit in support of a Washington state...

    Alaskans scramble to save historic church from falling off cliff

    One of the oldest churches in Alaska, and a spiritual treasure to Orthodox Alaska Natives, is on the verge of falling off a massive...

    Mayor’s latest emergency order again treats Anchorage churches as non-essential

    Update from editor: While the actual text of Mayor Berkowitz's latest emergency order makes no mention of churches or religious exemptions, his legal department...

    Governor to join Alaska pastors prayer rally for racial reconciliation

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy has agreed to join Alaskans in prayer to seek healing and racial reconciliation. The online prayer gathering will occur on July...

    Governor asks Alaskans to join National Day of Prayer

    They won’t physically gather in churches or city parks or banquet halls this year, but hundreds of Alaskans will join believers around the nation...

    Catholic churches reopen in northern Alaska with health measures in place

    Following updated health mandates released last week by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Catholic parishes across northern Alaska have begun to hold religious services, including distribution...

    Alaska churches improvise avant-garde Easter

    From drive-in services, online worship and heavily sanitized prayer walks, Alaska Christians are preparing to celebrate Christ’s triumph over death and sin amid the...

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