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.
At Nefertiti Beauty, modest women can access salon hair services and imported clothes and goods all in one, woman-owned, women-only space.
For the first time in 55 years, the public will have a chance, starting Saturday, to tour the Oakland Mormon temple, which is perched atop an 18-acre complex in the Oakland hills.
In a North Berkeley home, members of the Bahá’í faith, whose roots are in Iran, gathered on the eve of the spring equinox to break their 19-day fast and usher in a new year.
Someone entered the campus chapel and drew a swastika inside a bible on display. A piece of paper with the words ‘Adolph Hitler’ scribbled on it was tacked onto a nearby bulletin board.
Cheryl Davila nominated a controversial professor to serve as her emergency proxy. Tuesday, several people blasted the choice and others came to the professor’s defense.
A female-led mosque that offers a stark departure from orthodox tradition has not been universally welcomed within the Muslim community.