Tara Mandala to host open house

Tara Mandala will host the first open house of the summer at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the retreat center, 4000 U.S. Forest Service Road 649, in Pagosa Springs. The public is invited for a free day of...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

American cardinal severs ties with Bannon-linked group

VATICAN CITY – A conservative American cardinal distanced himself Tuesday from former White House adviser Steve Bannon and severed ties with a Bannon-linked institute that wants to train future...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Women have been the heart of the Christian right for decades

Alabama’s new abortion restrictions were signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey. But more has been said recently about the fact that the bill was passed by 25 white men in the state Senate. Media reports...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Catholic bishops approve new sex-abuse reporting hotline

BALTIMORE – U.S. Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to create a new national sex-abuse hotline run by an independent entity, a decision that represents one of the church’s most tangible steps yet in...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Dharma Center to host meditation class

The Durango Dharma Center will host a four-week introduction to mindfulness meditation class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday at the Dharma Center, 1800 East Third Ave. Practicing meditation...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Southern Baptists endorse steps against sexual abuse

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Confronting an unprecedented sex-abuse crisis, delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention’s national meeting voted Tuesday to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Sex abuse crisis the focus as U.S. Catholic bishops convene

As the Roman Catholic church’s sex abuse scandal grows ever wider in scope in the U.S., bishops convene for a national meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday under heavy pressure to acknowledge their...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as Southern Baptists convene

The Southern Baptist Convention gathers for its annual national meeting Tuesday with one sobering topic – sex abuse by clergy and staff – overshadowing all others. Inside the meeting hall in...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

The history of China’s Muslims and what’s behind their persecution

More than 1 million Uighur Muslims are being held in detention centers in the far western province of Xinjiang, China. Uighur leaders and experts located outside China have warned that the...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data show

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with its long days of fasting and prayer meant to draw worshippers closer to God and away from worldly distractions, is being...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

China deploys Confucius in bid to boost religion controls

BEIJING – China has begun five-day Confucian culture immersion courses for religious leaders in the sage’s hometown as part of a campaign to extend government control over faith communities through...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

U.S. ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

BEIJING – The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week,...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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