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White evangelicals distinct on abortion, LGBT policy, poll shows

White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on abortion restrictions and LGBT discrimination protections, two of the most politically divisive issues at play in...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Methodists propose split in gay marriage, clergy impasse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – United Methodist Church leaders from around the world and across ideological divides unveiled a plan Jan. 3 for a new conservative denomination that would split from the church...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Year-end violence highlights danger of worshipping

NEW YORK – When a machete-wielding attacker walked into a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, during Hanukkah and a gunman fired on worshippers at a Texas church 14 hours later, the two congregations...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Jewish leaders urge action after another ‘senseless’ attack

NEW YORK – When a suspect walked into the home of a rabbi celebrating Hanukkah and stabbed five celebrants it was the latest in a week of anti-Semitic attacks in the nation’s most demographically...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

How St. Francis created the Nativity scene with a miraculous event in 1223

Around the Christmas season, it is common to see a display of the Nativity scene: a small manger with the baby Jesus and his family, shepherds, the three wise men believed to have visited Jesus...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christmas services in Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio

Many local churches will hold special services during the Christmas holiday. All services will take place Christmas Eve, Tuesday, unless otherwise noted. Services marked with an asterisk indicate...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

How long is the sermon? Study ranks Christian churches

NEW YORK – How long should a sermon be? The major branches of Christianity in the U.S. have sharply different traditions, with sermons at historically black Protestant churches lasting – on average...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Vineyard Church to hold Christmas Eve service at Strater Hotel

Durango Vineyard Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at 4:30 p.m. at Henry Stater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. The service is open to everyone and will celebrate God coming to the world in love to...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

First Baptist Church to host Christmas Eve services

First Baptist Church will host Christmas Eve services at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 332 E. 11th St. Both services are identical and will last about an hour. Nursery will be available for...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

First Presbyterian Church of Durango to host Christmas Eve service

First Presbyterian Church of Durango will offer a Christmas Eve service, featuring family worship and a candlelight service at 5 p.m. and a candlelight worship at 7 p.m. at the church, 1159 East...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Tara Mandala to host Winter Solstice Celebration

Tara Mandala will host its 25th anniversary Winter Solstice Celebration on Dec. 21 at the center, 4000 Forest Service Road 649, outside Pagosa Springs. Participants will have the opportunity to...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Shinto festival carries on centuries-old tradition in Japan

CHICHIBU, Japan – As fireworks light up the winter night, scores of men, women and teenagers crying “washoi, washoi” haul the last of six towering, lantern-covered floats up a small hill and into...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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