Religion

Jacque Tagaban (left) and Adam Bauer (right) smile for a photo at the Alaska Bahá’í National Convention in late May. (Courtesy Photo / Adam Bauer)

Living & Growing: Justice proceeds from unity which comes through consultation

Before I proceed, I wish to thank Áak’w Kwáan and T’aaku Kwáan clans of the Tlingit people who have provided centuries of stewardship to this… Continue reading

 

This combination images includes a picture of Larry chopping ice for water in Brevig Mission 1972, a picture of Mark and Laura watching seal skin preparation 1972. A picture at Fish Camp in 1972. (Courtesy Photos / Laura Rorem)

Living & Growing: Beyond what we know

“You stupid white people, you have no business trying to come ashore like that. You don’t know what you are doing!” Those 21 words changed… Continue reading

 

The Rev. Karen Perkins.

Living & Growing: A ‘virtuous cycle’ of service and connectedness

This is an invitation.

 

This photo available under a Creative Commons license shows a statue of Julian of Norwich holding her book "Revelations of Divine Love." Leo Reynolds / Flickr)

Living & Growing: ‘All Shall Be Well’

Julian of Norwich is a mystic whose message of love and trust in God’s goodness are much needed…

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Living & Growing: Spring renewal

May we all enrich our good ground as spring comes this year

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Living & Growing: The miracle of life

The kingdom of God is here. Now.

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Living & Growing: Stumbling toward success

I’m enjoying the trying, and that’s success to me.

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Reverend Father Simeon Johnson, the rector for St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, left, stands in the church chapel with the recently enthroned Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Sitka and Alaska, the Right Reverend Alexei on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Alexei was in Juneau to discuss rennovations to St. Nicholas, the second oldest Orthodox church in Alaska. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Reverend Father Simeon Johnson, the rector for St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, left, stands in the church chapel with the recently enthroned Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Sitka and Alaska, the Right Reverend Alexei on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Alexei was in Juneau to discuss rennovations to St. Nicholas, the second oldest Orthodox church in Alaska. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
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A Ray of Hope in Chaotic Times

Even in these chaotic and perilous times, there is reason for hope. Humanity finds itself at a major crossroads: Do we choose the path of… Continue reading

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Spiritual Healing

God works in so many ways to heal us.

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Approaching Notre Dame

Approaching Notre Dame

Reflecting on the cathedral’s life among Parisians.

Approaching Notre Dame
Juneau church gets fundraising boost from storytellers
Juneau church gets fundraising boost from storytellers
Breaking bread in the new year

Breaking bread in the new year

There’s always room at the table.

Breaking bread in the new year
Reflecting on the gifts our savior has given us

Reflecting on the gifts our savior has given us

These four gifts will bring us joy.

Reflecting on the gifts our savior has given us
Opinion: Fight anti-semitism with love

Opinion: Fight anti-semitism with love

It’s been almost two months since the murder of 11 Jews in Pittsburgh.

Opinion: Fight anti-semitism with love
Priests from around Alaska along with Father Andrew E. Bellisario, right, enter St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for his Ordination and Installation as the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Juneau on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Priests from around Alaska along with Father Andrew E. Bellisario, right, enter St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for his Ordination and Installation as the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Juneau on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Bishop David, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Diocese of Alaska, presents a certificate of appreciation to Patrick Kearney at the end of Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Chruch on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2015. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Bishop David, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Diocese of Alaska, presents a certificate of appreciation to Patrick Kearney at the end of Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Chruch on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2015. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
People hold candles as they gather for a vigil in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Opinion: They were us

In the recent commemoration for the Princess Sophia sinking of 100 years ago, in describing the Sophia’s passengers the speaker repeatedly used the phrase, “They… Continue reading

People hold candles as they gather for a vigil in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Barbara Sheinberg speaks about growing up in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood a couple blocks away from the Tree of Life synagogue where 11 people were killed by a gunman on Saturday. An overflowing crowd gathered at Temple Sukkat Shalom on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, to honor the memory of the people killed. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Community members gather to mourn Pittsburgh shooting victims

People of all ages and backgrounds were in attendance.

Barbara Sheinberg speaks about growing up in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood a couple blocks away from the Tree of Life synagogue where 11 people were killed by a gunman on Saturday. An overflowing crowd gathered at Temple Sukkat Shalom on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, to honor the memory of the people killed. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Personnel from Chesed Shel Emes Emergency Services and Recovery Unit gather near the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Robert Bowers, the suspect in the mass shooting at the synagogue, expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and he wanted them all to die, according to charging documents made public Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Local synagogue to honor Pittsburgh victims

Everybody is welcome at the service.

Personnel from Chesed Shel Emes Emergency Services and Recovery Unit gather near the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Robert Bowers, the suspect in the mass shooting at the synagogue, expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and he wanted them all to die, according to charging documents made public Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)