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High-Profile Pastor Carl Lentz Fired from Celebrity-Linked Megachurch Hillsong

Church leaders accuse Lentz, former spiritual advisor to Justin Bieber and other stars, of “moral failures”
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To Survive COVID-19, the Jewish High Holidays Go Virtual—or Outdoors—Across L.A.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur gatherings will be more about filling screens than seats this year, but some synagogues are still opting for in-person services
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Former Scientologists Sound Off on the Church Collecting COVID-19 Relief Money

The Trump Administration doled out disaster funds to the celeb-obsessed religion, even though Leah Remini say it’s staffed by ”volunteers”
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Yogi Bhajan Turned an L.A. Yoga Studio into a Juggernaut, and Left Two Generations of Followers Reeling from Alleged Abuse

A revered yoga figure's legacy is being reevaluated as former followers come forward with allegations that they endured relentless sexual, emotional, and physical abuse
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How a Cranky 77-Year-Old Communist from Nicaragua Saved L.A.’s Most Unconventional Church

Ligia Gonzalez has become a patron saint of sorts at First Unitarian Universalist Church in Koreatown
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Where to Get Food To-Go for Passover During the Pandemic

Several L.A. restaurants are serving up Seder meals to-go
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How Beverly Hills Police Tracked a Suspected Synagogue Vandal All the Way to Hawaii

Just days after Nessah Synagogue was trashed, a 24-year-old Pennsylvania man was taken into custody in Kona
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An Outdoor Church in Skid Row Was Already Close to Broke—Then Someone Stole All of Its Equipment

A devastating theft wound up being a blessing in disguise for the Row Church Without Walls
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After Decades on York, This Printer of Religious Tracts Is Shutting Down the Press

It's the end of an era of preaching damnation and salvation for the Free Tract Society