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Pope, Russian patriarch to hold historic meeting in Cuba

Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church will appeal for an end to persecution of Christians in the Middle East as they meet in Cuba next week in what could be a landmark step toward healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.... Read more»

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Guest opinion

MLK and ignorance of history

In retrospect, inducting Martin Luther King Jr. into the Pantheon of American Heroes may have been a mistake and a disservice to what he fought for. Unfortunately, to make King an icon, we have had to make him non-controversial. We had to hollow him out, enabling anyone to fill that vessel with whatever supports their agenda. This is unfortunate, because his struggle continues.... Read more»

1929-1968

'I've Been to the Mountaintop' - Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, the nation remembers Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps the greatest of his speeches, from a man renowned for his uplifting words, was one given extemporaneously on the last night of his life, April 3, 1968: "I've Been to the Mountaintop."... Read more»

Watch Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I have a dream' speech

Video: "I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together."... Read more»

Photos: Remembering Jan. 8 — and what followed

For some, the events of Jan. 8, 2011, are seared into their memories. For others, that day and those that follow remain a jumble of images and flashes of emotion. Here are a few photographs that capture the shock we felt upon learning of the shooting of 19 of our friends and neighbors — and the hope and resolve that followed.... Read more»2

Christmas playlist: Perry Como, Pogues, Iggy Pop & more!

It may not be quite cold enough in Tucson to gather around the fireplace, but here are some holiday songs to warm your heart — and some to make you nod your head and play air guitar. With about four hours of music spread over 80-plus songs, these Christmas classics will liven your gatherings this week.... Read more»

Operation Streamline

Tucson clergy interrupt immigration court

Nearly a dozen pastors interrupted federal court proceedings in Tucson on Monday, as part of an ongoing protest against a fast-track immigration prosecution system known as Operation Streamline. ... Read more»

Arizona Muslims worry about backlash following Paris attacks

Imam Ahmad Shqeirat at the Islamic Community Center of Tempe and others who attend services there condemn the Paris terror attacks, but worry about a growing backlash.... Read more»

Jesse Lugo, John C. Scott broadcast annual 'Bike in a Box' appeal

Thursday and Friday, the 7th annual fundraiser to provide 500 under-privileged kids with bikes and helmets for Christmas will take place on the John C. Scott Show, on AM 1210. Organizer Jesse Lugo plans to raise $25,000 to support the effort. "Many of these children would never have a bike if not for this project. We're helping to create memories."... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Turning away refugees proves Gov. Ducey more scared than American

Gov. Doug Ducey has a message for a neighbor of mine. "It was a mistake to let you into this country." My neighbor and I talk in the parking lot of an apartment complex that is, for all intents and purposes, a refugee relocation center. Turks, Russians, Burundians, Iraqis and Sudanese outnumber Latinos and African Americans.... Read more»

Photos: All Souls Procession 2015

Tens of thousands of Tucsonans filled the streets Downtown on Sunday night to mark the annual All Souls Procession, remembering loved ones who have died.... Read more»

Apache bring fight against Oak Flat mine back to Congress

Tribal officials renewed their calls to block a copper mine on Arizona land they consider sacred, telling lawmakers Wednesday it is not only a spiritual violation but bad precedent “for all of Indian Country.”... Read more»

Factchecking Carson’s ‘extreme bias’ example

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he would use the Department of Education to monitor “extreme political bias” on college campuses, but the example he has cited isn’t as clear-cut as Carson suggests.... Read more»

Fugitive Fathers

How are abusive priests able to relocate abroad?

The Vatican's laws are clear, but often ignored. ... Read more»

Could the Vatican face racketeering charges for harboring abusive clergy?

The RICO Act was designed to combat organized crime groups like the Mafia. But a growing number of advocates in the U.S. see the recent FIFA investigation as a precedent for a possible criminal investigation into the Holy See’s role in child sexual abuse cases.... Read more»

Outside Capitol, mood for pope’s speech was part picnic, part pilgrimage

They started gathering before the sun came up Thursday, eager for a spot outside the Capitol where they could witness Pope Francis’ historic address to a joint session of Congress.... Read more»

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