Interfaith Cooperation And New Beginnings Marked California's Religion News In 2008

December 29, 2008

Author: Steve Padilla

Source: The Los Angeles Times,0,3094121.story

When religion made news in California this year -- and it did frequently -- much of that news involved conflict.

Religious leaders of various faiths squared off on Proposition 8, the successful statewide initiative to ban gay marriage. Rifts also continued in the Episcopal Church, largely prompted by differing views on the role of gays and lesbians in church life.

But 2008 was also a time for new beginnings and of faiths coming together. As the year comes to a close, let's review a few of them.