Jean Hopfensperger | Star Tribune
Reporter | Reporter - Philanthropy/Nonprofits

Jean Hopfensperger is a news reporter covering religion, faith and values.


People wrote to: "Billy Graham, Minneapolis, Minnesota"

Graham's footprints still seen at Christian college, KTIS.


Obituary: David Zwick, a "Nader Raider" and clean water pioneer, dies

David Zwick was a student at Harvard Law School in the early 1970s when he joined a group of promising attorneys working with consumer activist Ralph Nader. He wound up heading a groundbreaking study of the nation's water pollution and launching the first grass-roots clean water movement.


Torah Yoga: A new path to Jewish teachings

It is among a variety of faith-based yoga practices now being embraced by Minnesotans.


Floating Mercy Ships hospital offers free medical care to Africa's poor

Ten Minnesotans are among the volunteers helping with care.


Does God have a hand in Super Bowl? Minn. faithful weigh in

One in four Americans believe God plays a role in athletic games.


St. Louis Park synagogue has great Super Bowl offer, few takers

Just one group of seven — a family from Boston — took up the offer of housing.


Faith and football combine at unusual Super Bowl event

Nearly a thousand faithful celebrated at an official Super Bowl event that put the spotlight on one of Minnesota's less glitzy claims to fame — its national leadership in multifaith cooperation.


Westminster Presbyterian Church opens gleaming expansion to downtown Minneapolis landmark

A landmark downtown Minneapolis church opens its doors to the future.


Minnesota monk rescues ancient manuscripts from threats around the world

The Rev. Columba Stewart and his team at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville use digital photography to permanently preserve the treasures for the world to see.


Salvation Army's good deeds grow from little-known church

Salvation Army's mission stems from distinct Protestant sect.