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Building a bridge to a better Juneau

...at a time of rampant gang violence and racial tension. In 1996, Anchorage Mayor Rick Mystrom invited several members of the clergy to dinner to come up with a solution, starting with bringing together some seemingly unlike populations.Serendipitously...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-21/building-bridge-better-juneau
Local
Clergy, members gather for Palm Sunday service

...Catholic Bishop of Juneau, the Most Rev. Edward J. Burns, clergy and faithful from the Catholic, Orthodox and Episcopal communities...Easter on the same day this year. In addition to Bishop Burns, clergy participating in the Palm Sunday service were Anchorage priest...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040410/nei_601758228.shtml
Neighbors
Catholic leader nixes pot for priests

...formally legalized in Alaska. It updates standards of conduct for all employees of the archdiocese: priests, deacons, non-clergy employees and volunteers.The archdiocese's previous code of conduct had already forbidden "illegal possession and/or...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-09/catholic-leader-nixes-pot-priests
State
Living & Growing: Slowing down to the speed of love

...This moment to stop, breathe and say a prayer of gratitude. Who knows what gift of love might be just below the surface of this moment? ? Wendy Hamilton is a clergy member of Eckankar, the religion of the Light and Sound of God.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-29/living-growing-slowing-down-speed-l
Neighbors
On Writing: Religion and satire

...hypocritical and showing off your religious piety? Get thee to the satirist. Are you a member of an exclusively same-sex clergy who decries the evils of same-sex marriage? Go see your local satirist. Are you a glad-handing corporate yes-man instead...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-04/writing-religion-and-satire
Art
Measure would hold Alaska clergy responsible for abuse

...But Republican Rep. Bob Lynn said the law should extend to clergy to protect children as well as religious institutions. Failure...allowing child abuse to go unpunished. "I think many in the clergy will welcome this. If you are concerned about the health of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021103/sta_legclergy.shtml
News
Ceremony of sorrow

...ceremony of sorrow in response to the clergy sexual abuse cases that took place in...sorrow for the pain and anger caused by the clergy sexual abuse. In addition to speaking...have experienced abuse at the hands of clergy or a church worker but never had the chance...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092610/opi_712341784.shtml
Opinion
Native ceremony honors dead at Gastineau

Leaders of the local Native community, representatives of the City and Borough of Juneau and members of the clergy honored the dead who lie buried on the grounds of Gastineau Community School in Douglas at a blessing ceremony Tuesday afternoon...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-17/native-ceremony-honors-dead-gastineau
Local
Alaska diocese says settlement near in abuse suit

...Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks said it's near a financial settlement with a committee representing almost 300 alleged victims of clergy sex abuse. Robert Hannon, diocesan chancellor, told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that attorneys are still working out...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112209/sta_527626876.shtml
Pastor defrocked over gay wedding is reinstated

...its entirety," including its ban on clergy performing same-sex marriages.Schaefer...practicing homosexuals" from becoming clergy and forbid ministers from performing same-sex marriages.Traditionalists say clergy have no right to break church law just...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-25/pastor-defrocked-over-gay-wedding-rei
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