First Southern Baptist Church of Durango announces new pastor

Herald Staff Report First Southern Baptist Church of Durango announces a new pastor for the congregation. Aleksandr Trbovich began service as pastor Tuesday, with his first message to the...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

As coronavirus curtails travel, backyard pilgrimages become the way to a spiritual journey

Many major religious pilgrimages have been canceled or curtailed in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. These have included the Hajj, a religious milestone for Muslims the world over; the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Black Catholics’ history: Will Catholic schools teach it?

NEW YORK – The history of Black Catholics in the U.S. is a dramatic mix of struggles and breakthroughs, but it has been largely ignored in the curriculum of Catholic schools. That may soon change....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

What are the origins of cathedrals and chapels?

Cathedrals and chapels have played vital roles in the development of Christian culture. As a scholar of the Bible, Judaism and Christianity, I have come to learn the historic importance of these...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religious faith a lifelong constant for Rep. John Lewis

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – From his childhood, when he preached to chickens in the dirt-poor South to his decades as a moral force in Congress, religious faith was a constant in the life of Rep. John...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Churches amid the pandemic: Some outbreaks, many challenges

NEW YORK – Crowded bars and house parties have been identified as culprits in spreading the coronavirus. Meat packing plants, prisons and nursing homes are known hot spots. Then there’s the...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Summit Church offers vacation bible school

Summit Church will hold vacation bible school from 9 a.m. to noon July 27 to July 31. VBS focuses on fun, adventure and learning about God. Because of current health restrictions, participation...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Not so random acts: Science finds that being kind pays off

Acts of kindness may not be that random after all. Science says being kind pays off. Research shows that acts of kindness make us feel better and healthier. Kindness is also key to how we evolved...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Saudi Arabia to hold ‘very limited’ hajj because of virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that because of the coronavirus only “very limited numbers” of people will be allowed to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage that...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Black Catholics: Words not enough as church decries racism

NEW YORK – Black Roman Catholics are hearing their church’s leaders calling for racial justice once again after the killing of George Floyd, but this time they’re demanding not just words but...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Amid pandemic, scores of Catholic schools face closure

Catholic schools have faced tough times for years, but the pace of closures is accelerating dramatically amid economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, sparking heartbreak and anger in scores...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pandemic accelerates Mormon missionaries’ transition online

By BRADY McCOMBS and MARIAM FAM Associated Press BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – Wearing dress shirts, ties and name tags, three missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sit around...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

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