Durango Dharma Center to host meditation class

The Durango Dharma Center will host a four-week introduction to mindfulness meditation class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday at the Dharma Center, 1800 East Third Ave. Practicing meditation...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Southern Baptists endorse steps against sexual abuse

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Confronting an unprecedented sex-abuse crisis, delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention’s national meeting voted Tuesday to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Sex abuse crisis the focus as U.S. Catholic bishops convene

As the Roman Catholic church’s sex abuse scandal grows ever wider in scope in the U.S., bishops convene for a national meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday under heavy pressure to acknowledge their...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as Southern Baptists convene

The Southern Baptist Convention gathers for its annual national meeting Tuesday with one sobering topic – sex abuse by clergy and staff – overshadowing all others. Inside the meeting hall in...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

The history of China’s Muslims and what’s behind their persecution

More than 1 million Uighur Muslims are being held in detention centers in the far western province of Xinjiang, China. Uighur leaders and experts located outside China have warned that the...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data show

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with its long days of fasting and prayer meant to draw worshippers closer to God and away from worldly distractions, is being...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

China deploys Confucius in bid to boost religion controls

BEIJING – China has begun five-day Confucian culture immersion courses for religious leaders in the sage’s hometown as part of a campaign to extend government control over faith communities through...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

U.S. ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

BEIJING – The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week,...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

What drives the appeal of films about the life of Christ?

Church isn’t the only place people go to learn about Jesus. At the beginning of Lent, 15 years ago, devout evangelical Christians did not go to church to have ashes marked on their foreheads....

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Dharma Center offers introduction to mindfulness series

The Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East Third Ave., will offer an introduction to the basics of mindfulness meditation beginning June 18. The four-week class will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Texas church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacre

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas – A South Texas church began a fresh chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveiled a new sanctuary a year and a half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Are yoga and mindfulness in schools religious?

The number of U.S. children ages 4 to 17 practicing yoga rose from 2.3% to 8.4% – or from 1.3 million to 4.9 million – between 2007 and 2017, federal data show. The number of children meditating...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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