Fifty-eight years after a pastor at the Missionary Church of God in Christ urged him to play sax for the first time, Murray will perform at the Back Room on Friday.
Lucy Jane Bledsoe talked with Berkeleyside about her seventh novel, ‘Tell the Rest.’
The Diocese, which oversees Catholic churches and institutions in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, faces hundreds of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by clergy.
Tabb, 83, was a family man with a gift for forging deep relationships. He taught at San Francisco State and was active in Congregation Beth El.
Three billboards in Berkeley and Oakland defining anti-Zionism as antisemitism were defaced by a group of Jewish activists who say Zionism is racist against Palestinians.
Sacred Garden Community Church is not alone in using psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelic substances in its religious practice.
A longtime Berkeley resident, Gottwald was on the faculty of American Baptist Seminary of the West and Graduate Theological Union.
The son of vaudeville actors, Harvey was co-president of the Emerson PTA during integration and helped preserve the Elmwood Theatre.
The Rev. Elizabeth V. Coleman had a passion for serving children and youth and brought restorative justice to the Berkeley Technology Academy.
The fire was an act of terror, said Pastor Michael McBride, who leads the 48-year-old Way Christian Church. He questioned the “timid” response to the incident from Berkeley’s leaders.
New state rules go into effect today prohibiting indoor worship services.
With Ramadan, Passover and Easter all happening in April, Berkeley religious communities are adapting to spiritual life during a global pandemic.