Education

Renowned Rabbi in Sarasota for Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

Salkin, who is known for his writing, teaching and activism, will focus on the theme of healing at Temple Sinai.

03/01/2022 By Staff

Unity Awards

Harvest House CEO Erin Minor Helps People in Crisis

Harvest House now has eight campuses with emergency shelters, transitional housing and 25 affordable rentals in Sarasota-Manatee.

01/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Unity Awards

Rev. Dr. Wes Bixby Is Making Church a Place of Diversity and Inclusion

“The church and Christianity haven’t been and still aren’t always a safe place for folks. We know it takes a tremendous amount of courage to cross the threshold."

01/04/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Listening to Black Voices

Rev. Liz Walker on Civil Rights, Faith and Breaking Racial and Gender Barriers

Walker talks about growing up with a front seat to the civil rights movement and her work as a news anchor and pastor.

07/13/2021 By Heather Dunhill

The courts

Local Lawsuit Tests Sex Discrimination Rules for Religious Institutions

Christie Leonard says a Bradenton church fired her because of suspicions that she was a lesbian. Was that against the law?

05/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Listening to Black Voices

Conductor and Minister Jamal Sarikoki on Music and Keeping Faith in the Face of Racism

Sarikoki, who moved to Sarasota in 2018, is a minister at Venice Presbyterian Church and associate conductor for Key Chorale.

04/13/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Rallies

Jewish Federation, American Jewish Committee to Host 'No Hate. No Fear' Solidarity Rally

Sarasota-Manatee residents of every background and religion are invited to stand with the organizations in solidarity against anti-Semitic hate crimes.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Lectures

New College of Florida Presents 'Religion in Sarasota' Series

Talks will focus on religious identity, mindfulness, faith and ethics.

09/24/2019 By Staff

Education

Jewish Day School Leader Speaks at National Conference

The head of school for Sarasota's Hershorin Schiff Community Day School recently led a session at a conference in Atlanta.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Construction

Builder Renovates 760-Seat Auditorium for Bradenton Church

Halfacre Construction Company recently completed an interior renovation on a new 32,000-square-foot facility for Bayside Community Church.

12/18/2018 By Staff

Religion

Funeral Home Hires Rabbi for Jewish Outreach

Toale Brothers Funeral Home recently hired rabbi Howard Simon as a liaison to the Jewish community.

09/13/2018 By Staff

Construction

Church Unveils New Multi-Use Building

Church of the Palms recently celebrated the completion of its new 14,000-square-foot Palms Center.

04/24/2018 By Staff

Holy Writ

Brandon Farris Is Rising in the World of Christian Rap

Farris is better known by his stage name, YB.

01/25/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Quiet Victory

A Small Mennonite Congregation Breaks LGBT Barriers

Eight years ago, Sarasota's Covenant Mennonite Fellowship was threatened with excommunication for having a gay pastor.

09/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Religion

"We Are Not the Other"

Voices of Muslims in Sarasota.

06/28/2017 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

From the Editor: Listening to Muslims

This month, we meet with Sarasota's Islamic community

06/28/2017 By Pam Daniel

Why I Care

Carol and Mort Siegler Fund Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council

"We need to make statements and be proactive.”

03/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

Bodega bites

10 Bucks or Less: La Sabrosura

Meat me at the market.

07/27/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Barn Praising

10 Bucks Or Less: Maria's Restaurant

You can find fantastic food at Bradenton's Red Barn Flea Market.

05/09/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

In the Limelight

Catholic Charities Ball

Catholic Charities' annual ball took place at the Ritz-Carlton on Saturday, Jan. 30.

02/02/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter