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Pope demands rights for all in Myanmar, omits ‘Rohingya’

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar – Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that Myanmar’s future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who have been...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Dharma Center offers mindful presence retreat

A daylong retreat, “Awareness is Your Refuge,” will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East Third Ave. Participants will gently explore and cultivate the courage...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Methodists to offer new sermon

A new, five-week sermon series, “The Promise of Christmas,” will start Dec. 2-3, during the first weekend of advent, at First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive. The series will discuss the...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

‘Wicked Bible’ advises: ‘Thou shalt commit adultery’

WASHINGTON – The “Wicked Bible” omits one crucial word from the Seventh Commandment. “Thou shalt commit adultery,” the Wicked Bible commands. Definitely not the message conveyed on the stone...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope’s place as refugee champion tested in Myanmar

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh with the international community excoriating Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as “ethnic cleansing” but his own church resisting...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Sterile, exquisite, colonizing, scholarly: Experts offer their impressions of the new Bible museum

The Washington Post invited a handful of faith leaders and scholars to visit the brand-new Museum of the Bible, which opened Saturday near the National Mall, and to share their initial...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Some religious groups allow courtship of underage girls

When Roy Moore, then 34 years old, asked 17-year-old Debbie Wesson Gibson whether she would date him, Gibson asked her mother what she would think. According to The Washington Post’s investigation...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christ the King seeking grant applicants

The Mission Endowment Fund Committee of Christ the King Lutheran Church of Durango is accepting grant applications from individuals and organizations that support the mission of the church: “to...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Ex-members say North Carolina church uses power, lies to keep grip on kids

SPINDALE, North Carolina – As a court-appointed advocate for two foster boys, it was Nancy Burnette’s job to ensure they were in good hands. So as part of her casework, she visited Word of Faith...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

She led Trump to Christ: The rise of the televangelist who advises the White House

It was an early afternoon in late July, and Paula White was holding court before an audience of about 25 Southern Baptist ministers in an ornate diplomatic reception room in the Eisenhower...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Targeted by racist fliers, Ravi Bhalla becomes the first turbaned Sikh mayor in New Jersey

Days before the New Jersey elections, someone distributed anonymous fliers around Hoboken. “Don’t let TERRORISM take over our town,” the fliers said, while featuring a photo of Ravinder Bhalla,...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

John Paul I closer to sainthood as book debunks conspiracies

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has moved Pope John Paul I – the pope who reigned for only 33 days in 1978 – a step closer to possible sainthood just days after the Vatican endorsed a new book...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion