There’s an Ornate Hindu Temple in This Far-Flung Suburb

Come for the majestic architecture, stay for the vegetarian Indian snacks
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A Catholic University Is Hosting an Art Show That Confronts the Church’s Sex Abuse Scandal

Trina McKillen's "Confess" is a stunning tribute to young victims

The Archbishop of L.A. Counts the City’s Blessings

José Gómez, the most powerful Catholic in Los Angeles, gives props to downtown and taco trucks
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Dana Hollister’s Grand Plans Irked Silver Lake. Then She Learned to Act Locally

The businesswoman battling Katy Perry and Archbishop José Gómez for ownership of a Los Feliz convent has weathered public real estate spats before
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How a Church in Pico-Union Became a Symbol of Religious Peace

A Q&A with Craig Taubman about his controversial multifaith center

The Story of This Drug Rehab-Turned-Violent Cult Is Wild, Wild Country-Caliber Bizarre

From forced sterilization to attempted murder by rattlesnake bite, Synanon has a wild legacy
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Scientologist Joy Villa Turned the Grammys Into Another MAGA Fashion Show

The Scientologist and singer (we think?) is making people talk about her again

These Powerful Photos Show the Beauty and Diversity of L.A.’s Religious Communities

Some sing. Others dance. Many just quietly reflect. In a county of 10 million, there are numerous ways to express your faith. What unites all seekers is a belief in something greater than themselves
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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
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A Christian Film Fest in Bakersfield Is Churning Out the Next Gen of Faithful Filmmakers

Christian film is big biz in Hollywood—and these Central Valley kids are getting an early start