Universal ethical truths at core of Jewish High Holy Days

My most vivid adolescent memories of the Jewish High Holy Days are the painful rumbling of my empty stomach as I fasted on Yom Kippur, and the sharp blasts of the shofar – the ram’s horn – sounding...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Africa’s Catholic churches face competition and a troubled legacy as they grow

Pope Francis earlier this month completed a seven-day tour of three African countries: Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. It was a significant trip for a number of reasons. During his visit,...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christianity at the Supreme Court: From majority power to minority rights

A movement for religious rights is transforming the place of religion in American public life. From the 1960s until very recently, liberals successfully argued at the Supreme Court that the tyranny...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Tara Mandala to host open house

Tara Mandala will host its last open house of the year at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Tara Mandala Retreat Center, 4000 Forest Service Road 649, Pagosa Springs. The center invites the public for a...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

The Christian Herald was a powerhouse for charity overseas

Jesus directed his followers to sell their possessions and give alms to the poor. The Hebrew Bible instructed the Jews to provide generously for neighbors and strangers. But as media technologies...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

The god people worship influences the ghosts they see

If you’ve ever seen a ghost, you have something in common with 18% of Americans. But while there’s evidence that our brains are hardwired to see ghosts, the apparitions we see tend to vary....

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Church Golf Tournament to benefit Rising Leaders ministry

First United Methodist Church of Durango will host a golf tournament to benefit Rising Leaders Ministry at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dalton Ranch Golf Club. Rising Leaders ministry prepares young adults to...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

A solution for America’s empty churches: A change of faith

Over the past few decades, vacant and underutilized churches have become a familiar sight in American cities. In some cases, a congregation or a religious governing body – say, a Catholic diocese –...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

First United Methodist Church to host women’s Bible study group

Bible Study Fellowship Group International classes for women will be held at 9 a.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 12, at First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive. Satellite groups will be held...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

First Baptist Church to host men’s Bible study group

Bible Study Fellowship Group International classes for men will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 10, at First Baptist Church of Durango, 332 E. 11th St. This year’s study is titled...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

First United Methodist Church of Durango invites community to join choir

First United Methodist Church of Durango will start choir practices in September under the direction of Ely Cartwright, worship director. People interested in singing with the choir are invited to...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormon leaders change rules against guns in church

SALT LAKE CITY – Most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints already knew they were discouraged from taking their guns to church on Sunday, but the church is making sure that...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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