Chris Lehman http://hppr.org en Oregon Weighs Own Gun Measures After Mall Shooting, Newtown http://hppr.org/post/oregon-weighs-own-gun-measures-after-mall-shooting-newtown Oregon state lawmakers have scheduled a marathon public hearing Friday on four gun control bills. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:02:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 14326 at http://hppr.org Oregon Weighs Own Gun Measures After Mall Shooting, Newtown Why Does China Want A Mural In Oregon Destroyed? http://hppr.org/post/why-does-china-want-mural-oregon-destroyed The mural in downtown Corvallis, Ore., is big: 10 feet high and 100 feet long. One side shows a peaceful countryside setting in rural Taiwan. The other shows police beating protesters in Tibet and a Buddhist monk setting himself ablaze in protest.<p>"You burn yourself to death. Painful. And we cannot ignore that," says David Lin, the Corvallis businessman who commissioned the mural. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:41:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 6623 at http://hppr.org Why Does China Want A Mural In Oregon Destroyed? Episcopal Church Woos Latinos To Congregations http://hppr.org/post/episcopal-church-woos-latinos-congregations Latinos are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States, but only 5 percent of all Hispanics attend a mainline Protestant church. The vast majority are Roman Catholic.<p>For the Episcopal Church, those numbers are an opportunity.<p>The denomination is seeing fast-growing pockets of new Latino congregants. Episcopal churches in Nevada and Washington, D.C., are seeing considerably higher attendance from Latinos. In Oregon, there were only 150 Latino Episcopalians 20 years ago. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 07:26:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 6229 at http://hppr.org Episcopal Church Woos Latinos To Congregations