Dalai Lama meets alleged victims of abuse by Buddhist gurus

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – Four people who say Tibetan Buddhist teachers abused them physically or psychologically presented the Dalai Lama with written accounts from 12 alleged victims and appealed...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Voters open to candidates who aren’t very religious

NEW YORK – Religion’s role in politics and public policy is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet relatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope OKs probe into U.S. bishop as he meets with U.S. delegation

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop Thursday and authorized an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed adults, adding awkward drama to an audience with...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope summons bishops for February abuse prevention summit

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is summoning the presidents of every bishops conference around the world for a February summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children – evidence...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormon man opposing youth interviews says ouster likely

SALT LAKE CITY – A Mormon man facing church discipline for his public opposition to closed-door, one-on-one interviews of youth said Monday he thinks he might have helped his chances slightly...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Sanctions, sex abuse and silence: A primer on the pope saga

VATICAN CITY – Two weeks after Pope Francis’ papacy was thrown into crisis by accusations that he covered-up sexual misconduct by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Francis has refused to respond, his...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Civil rights legend James Meredith says he’s on a mission from God

JACKSON, Miss. – James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives. He integrated the University of Mississippi while braving mob violence in 1962 – yet he worked in the...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Nebraska Catholic diocese rocked by old abuse allegations

LINCOLN, Neb. – For more than a decade, a conservative Catholic diocese in Nebraska was the only church in the U.S. that refused to participate in annual reviews of sexual misconduct that were a...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Woman suing over rape by Mormon leader speaks at his church

SALT LAKE CITY – A woman who sued a former Mormon missionary leader claiming that he raped her in the 1980s went to his church in Arizona on Sunday and told his congregation that church leaders are...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Dharma Center to teach mindfulness

An introduction to mindfulness course will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 19 through Oct. 17, at Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East Third Ave., Suite 109. Dharma Center meditation...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope’s remedy to those seeking scandal: prayer and silence

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Monday recommended silence and prayer to counter those who “only seek scandal,” division and destruction in what appeared to be an indirect response to allegations...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Ukrainian city remembers Jews on Holocaust anniversary

LVIV, Ukraine – The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, commemorated on Sunday the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city’s Jewish population by...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion