The National Epidemic No One Wants to Talk About

The National Epidemic No One Wants to Talk About

I remember one summer when my children and I were in the mountains of Montana. Our cabin was among eight or 10 structures that had been built to mine nickel during WWII. A river ran through the narrow valley. The water was clean, frigid; fishing was good. Grandpa T...

Lawyers Say Faith-healing Parents Unfairly Targeted

OREGON CITY, Ore. (RNS) Attorneys for two parents vowed to show that prosecutors engaged in “meddling, interference and questionable conduct” in charging the couple in the 2009 faith-healing death of their newborn son. Dale and Shannon Hickman are charged with...

Fourth Faith-healing Trial in Two Years Starts This Week

OREGON CITY, Ore. (RNS) When the trial of Dale and Shannon Hickman begins this week, the curtain again rises on a familiar tragedy: the death of a child and the parents whose unwavering faith in divine healing may lead them to prison. The Hickmans are members of the...

Lawyers: Faith-healing Parents Sought Care for Daughter

OREGON CITY, Ore. (RNS) Two faith-healing parents pleaded with child-welfare workers for permission to take their infant daughter to a doctor and keep her out of state custody, defense attorneys said Tuesday (May 31). The Oregon Department of Human Services refused...