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Friday, September 29, 2023
Yes, in God’s Backyard
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:50 AM :: 620 Views :: Development, Religion

... the 'Yes in God’s Backyard' law — makes it easier for churches and other religious institutions to build housing on their properties ....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
RIP Leinaala Teruya Drummond
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:17 PM :: 681 Views :: Family, Life, Religion

... Leinaala was the very first employee at Hawaii Family Forum ....

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Saturday, September 23, 2023
Applications now open for Kapolei City Lights parade
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 733 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion

... Opening night festivities scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023 near Kapolei Hale ....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023
1853 Hawaiian Mission to Marquesan Cannibals
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 18217 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

At the Marquesas Islands, Herman Melville and his friend jumped ship....

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Saturday, April 22, 2023
Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 AM :: 120067 Views :: Environment, Religion

There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge....

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Saturday, April 8, 2023
HB622 Suicide Prevention Bill Passes Final Committee
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 7:14 PM :: 1483 Views :: Life, Religion

...  The bill will now move to the full Senate for a vote ....

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Friday, April 7, 2023
Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:00 PM :: 33701 Views :: Hawaii History, Labor, Religion

If you ask how "a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary" squares with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, let us explain ....

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Monday, March 20, 2023
‘20 Minutes’ Movie - Atheist and Believer Face Final Twenty Minutes of Their Life in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 1620 Views :: Religion

... An atheist and a believer grapple with a nuclear bomb heading to Hawaii in the movie '20 Minutes' that hits theaters on March 24, 2023 ....

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Thursday, March 2, 2023
SEC Charges Hawaii Investment Adviser with Running Ponzi Scheme
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 1300 Views :: Religion

... On March 1, 2023, the SEC charged Stephen Keith Woodard, Sr. with running a Ponzi scheme in which he offered and sold securities to more than two dozen victims, many of whom he solicited through his church ....

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Transsexuals Push Bethany Hamilton out of Surf Contests
By Video @ 5:16 AM :: 1930 Views :: Family, Religion, Tourism

... Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton says she won’t compete in WSL events following new transgender rule ....

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Sunday, December 25, 2022
How Christmas Came to Hawaii
By Hoku Paoa Stevenson @ 12:01 AM :: 38492 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

As presented by Hoku Paoa Stevenson at the Summer Palace....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Gov Green and First Lady Host Traditional Christmas Open House at Washington Place
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 1348 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Religion

... Governor Josh Green, M.D., First Lady Jaime Green and the Washington Place Foundation will carry on a 164-year tradition by hosting a Christmas Open House at Washington Place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022 ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
2022 Honolulu City Lights opening night set for Saturday, Dec. 3
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 1264 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... The month-long celebration of the Honolulu City Lights kicks off with a block party at 4 p.m. on Punchbowl Street ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Maui County Christmas Tree Lighting Slated for Monday
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 1218 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Religion

... Bring your ohana to enjoy the holiday light display, Christmas music, and treats for the Keiki .... 

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum 2022 General Election Voter Guide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 7:22 PM :: 1897 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life, Religion

... Voting centers will open on October 25 for all of you who want to vote in person ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
9th Circuit: Religious Services Allowed on Hawaii Ag Land
By Selected News Articles @ 9:57 PM :: 2181 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Land Use, Religion

... a Maui county commission denied the Spirit of Aloha Temple’s application for a permit to hold religious services on its ag-zoned property in Hana ....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
​Analysis of religious liberties ranks Hawaii 30th
By Selected News Articles @ 10:18 PM :: 1432 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Religion

... The state received a score of 34% based on 29 items that formed six groups of safeguards ....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Honolulu City Lights display application deadline is September 9th
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 1402 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery ....  

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:52 PM :: 2189 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life, Religion

... Session ends and there is some really great news! ....

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Sunday, April 3, 2022
Immigration Fraud Plea Bargain in Philippine Church Case
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 1370 Views :: Religion

... Los Angeles Paralegal Admits Role in Scheme to Fraudulently Obtain Legal U.S. Residency for Members of Philippines-Based Church ....

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Saturday, March 26, 2022
Russians Kidnap Pastor with Hawaii Ties
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 2181 Views :: World News, Religion

... Esther Bodyu-Ogawa said word of his kidnapping took days to become public because the city was captured by Russia and the troops confiscated the family's cellphones and other devices ....

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Saturday, March 19, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:19 PM :: 1926 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

... SB2634--Medicaid Funding for Women Who Give Birth ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Third Saint from Kalaupapa? Bishops Advance cause of Brother Joseph Dutton
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 2105 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

... Father Damien, who had just been diagnosed with leprosy, needed an assistant to help him carry on his work after he was gone. Dutton threw himself into the work ....

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Sunday, November 21, 2021
City and County of Honolulu to ring in holiday season Dec. 4
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 1904 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion

... the Honolulu City Lights tree lighting ceremony is back ....

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Friday, November 19, 2021
Sex Trafficking: Federal Grand Jury Issues New Indictment Against Leaders of Philippines-Based Church
By News Release @ 4:15 AM :: 2168 Views :: Religion

...adding six new defendants, including the KOJC’s leader, Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, who was referred to as “The Appointed Son of God.”....

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Thursday, October 7, 2021
DLNR Targets 'Renegade' Weddings
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 2627 Views :: Kauai County, Religion, Tourism

"If you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time you might suffer the scorn of residents, you could get cited, and there are 'other things' that can go wrong.”

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Hawaii Catholic Diocese not giving religious exemptions for COVID vaccines
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 PM :: 2454 Views :: Religion, COVID-19

... “Pope Francis has made it clear that being vaccinated can be an act of charity toward the community in order to curtail the spread of the virus.” ....

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Thursday, August 26, 2021
VIDEO: Dalai Lama Gets the Vax--Says You Should Too!
By Video @ 2:13 AM :: 2084 Views :: Religion, COVID-19

... His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Zonal Hospital, Dharamshala, H.P., India ....

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Pope Francis: "Getting the vaccine is an act of love"
By Video @ 5:58 PM :: 2144 Views :: Religion, COVID-19

"Getting the vaccines that are authorized by the respective authorities is an act of love. I pray to God that each one of us can make his or her own small gesture of love, no matter how small, love is always grand."

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Monday, August 9, 2021
Honolulu City Lights application deadline is August 31
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 2535 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery ....

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
COVID Cluster at King’s Cathedral Kahului
By News Release @ 8:57 PM :: 3051 Views :: Maui County, Religion, COVID-19

... People who attended events hosted by King’s Cathedral and Chapels in the past 14 days are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 ....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Governor David Ige Proclaims Christian Heritage Week in Hawai‘i
By News Release @ 9:33 PM :: 2842 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

... Henry ‘Opukaha‘ia was born around 1792 in Ka‘u on Hawai‘i Island ....

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Sunday, January 17, 2021
Hawaii Family Forum Celebrates 23 Years
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:23 PM :: 2727 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

... continue to stand with you for FAITH, FAMILY and religious FREEDOM ....

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Saturday, December 5, 2020
Hawaii court considering whether baseless lawsuit against Oahu churches will continue
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 2934 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

... “Hawaii’s law is reserved for serious fraud cases involving actual whistleblowers. It is not designed to pit neighbor against neighbor, and it certainly should not be abused by those who simply have an axe to grind against religion” ....

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Sunday, November 1, 2020
Elections, Anxiety and Non-Essential
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:48 PM :: 2756 Views :: Family, Religion

... FAITH IN POLITICS: Rise of the Blank Votes ....

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Monday, September 7, 2020
Cult Expelled from Kauai--Flees to Colorado after failed attempt to establish base on Maui
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 6650 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Religion, Tourism, COVID-19

...Carlson, Castillo and Lamboy were contacted at the Kahului airport by Officers of the Maui Police Department.  While filling out their travel forms, screeners discovered they had reservations at a non-approved location....

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
City scales down this year’s Honolulu City Lights
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 2901 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion, COVID-19

...in an effort to eliminate crowds to support minimizing coronavirus outbreaks.... 

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Friday, July 31, 2020
AOC: Father Damien is 'White Supremacist Culture'
By Selected News Articles @ 11:11 PM :: 13747 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History, Religion

...“This is what patriarchy and white supremacist culture looks like!” Ocasio-Cortez said....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Kaneohe Pastor Pushes Back Against Q Anon Conspiracy Theory
By Video @ 4:13 PM :: 5865 Views :: Republican Party, Religion

...Pastor JD explains why the QAnon Great Awakening may very well become the great deception....  

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Friday, July 10, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:12 PM :: 3669 Views :: Family, Life, Religion

...adjournment Sine Die....

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:50 PM :: 3544 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

...The legislature reconvened on June 22, 2020 and will end on July 10, 2020. Here's a snapshot of some of the things that happened this week....

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Caldwell provides re-opening requirements for Oʻahu churches and restaurants
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 5018 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion, Small Business, COVID-19

...Mayor Caldwell provides guidelines for resuming in-person spiritual services....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
US DOJ Defends Drive-In Church Against COVID Shutdown
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 3452 Views :: First Amendment, Religion, COVID-19

...April 11, 2020,  Maui Mayor Michael Victorino rescinds exemption for King’s Cathedral’s drive-thru Easter service....

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The Biggest Fruit Ever Grown in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 10:22 PM :: 22980 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

Henry Opukahai'a was an orphan raised by his uncle to be a pagan priest....

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Saturday, March 7, 2020
200-year anniversary of the arrival of the American Protestant Missionaries in Hawaiʻi
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 3271 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

...programs at Kailua Pier from 8am to 10:30am, as well as free programs at Mokuaikaua Church and Huliheʻe Palace from 11am to 4pm, April 4, 2020....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Feds Bust Philippine KOJ Church
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 3440 Views :: Law Enforcement, Religion

...The criminal complaint charges three defendants who are described as the main administrators of KOJC in the United States....

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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Alleged Synagogue Vandal Arrested in Kailua-Kona
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 3442 Views :: Law Enforcement, Religion

...Beverly Hills, California authorities are requesting extradition....

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
VIDEO: Mauna Kea Defining Sacred
By Video @ 10:13 PM :: 6090 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Religion
  • Navigator/Captain/Educator Kaelpa Baybayan
  • Attorney/Educator/Cultural Practitioner Kimo Stone
  • Former Trustee of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Peter Apo
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Surfing the Nations - Transforming Wahiawa and the World
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:33 AM :: 3727 Views :: Homelessness, Religion

...Whether taking their surfboards to do diplomacy in North Korea or feeding the homeless in Wahiawa, the nonprofit Surfing the Nations is having an impact.... 

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
VIDEO: Hawaii-Israel Alignment Forum
By Video @ 4:35 PM :: 3025 Views :: Religion

...Video from Nov 6 Hawaii-Israel Alignment forum on Maui....

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