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Posted inFire

Berkeley church says 3-alarm fire caused by roof work

Fire on Channing at the First Congregational Church at 2345 Channing Way. Photo: Ted Friedman Update, 5 p.m. Authorities say 94 children and 14 staffers were evacuated during Friday’s three-alarm fire at the First Congregational Church on Channing Way in Berkeley. The fire was declared under control at 3:20 p.m. but had not been extinguished, Berkeley Fire […]

Posted inCommunity

Berkeley communities of faith join forces for ‘peaceful civil disobedience’ Black Lives Matter protest

Nearly 300 protesters from a number of churches and synagogues staged a die-in on University Avenue in Berkeley on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Photo: Lance Knobel By Lance Knobel and Tracey Taylor An estimated 300 people, most of them affiliated with local faith-based places of worship, blocked University Avenue in Berkeley for just over an hour during […]