China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues

BEIJING – China’s ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious expression of...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Amid conflict, Jews and Muslims in U.S. seek solidarity

DETROIT – As turmoil spreads through the Middle East, American Jews and Muslims have been forming alliances to build trust and seek solidarity in more ambitious ways than in the past, a sharp...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Video series to start at Southern Baptist Church

An eight-week video series, called “A Tour of Prophecy,” by David Jeremiah will start June 6 in the fellowship hall at First Southern Baptist Church, 1715 West Second Ave. The series shows messages...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Prominent Baptist leader removed as head of Texas seminary

FORT WORTH, Texas – A former head of the Southern Baptist Convention was removed Wednesday as president of a Texas seminary following allegations of “unbiblical teaching” through sexist and...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world began fasting on Thursday from sunrise to sunset for the month of Ramadan, a time of contemplation, fortitude and...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

LGBT community cheers pope’s ‘God made you like this’ remark

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis’ reported comments to a gay man that “God made you like this” have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis’ desire to make gay people feel...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Community invited to pray for La Plata County

The community is invited to attend an evening of prayer and worship from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 31 at McPherson Chapel at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. The event is open to all followers of...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Diverging values lead to Mormon retreat from Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY – For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America and the Mormon church formed an ideal pair as they helped each other expand their organizations and build their brands while...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

After biggest gaffe, pope demands accountability for sex abuse

VATICAN CITY – Four months ago, Pope Francis dug himself into the biggest hole of his papacy by strongly defending a Chilean bishop accused by sex abuse victims of witnessing and ignoring their...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

More Chilean sex abuse victims speak up during pope summit

VATICAN CITY – Another group of Chilean church sex abuse victims is making its voice heard as the country’s Catholic leadership meets with Pope Francis, demanding that the Vatican recognize crimes,...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Young Mormons drive faith’s gradual acceptance of gay marriage

SALT LAKE CITY – Mormon Alex Landers supports the legalization of gay marriage, despite her religion’s opposition, for a simple reason: She has LGBTQ friends who she loves and respects, including...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Birthright Israel marks 18 years of trips for young Jews

Taking a trip with an organization called Birthright Israel has almost become a rite of passage for some young Americans with Jewish heritage. More than 600,000 young people have taken free...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

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