Texas church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacre

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas – A South Texas church began a fresh chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveiled a new sanctuary a year and a half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Are yoga and mindfulness in schools religious?

The number of U.S. children ages 4 to 17 practicing yoga rose from 2.3% to 8.4% – or from 1.3 million to 4.9 million – between 2007 and 2017, federal data show. The number of children meditating...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope gives joyride to migrant kids newly arrived in Italy

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis gave a joyride in his popemobile Wednesday to eight migrant children who recently arrived in Italy from Libya, in his latest gesture to show solidarity with...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Catholic missionaries woo ‘nones’ on college campuses

More than 20% of all adults and over a third of millennials in the United States are not affiliated with a religion. For at least a decade, this number has been on the rise. Sexual abuse by clergy...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Tara Mandala to hold open house May 11

Tara Mandala will host its first open house of the year from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the center, 4000 Forest Service Road 649, Pagosa Springs. The open house will include a guided...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Church membership in U.S. plummets over past 20 years

NEW YORK – The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has plunged by 20 percentage points over the past two decades, hitting a low of 50% last year,...

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

‘Everyone was her sister’: Woman killed at California synagogue honored

POWAY, Calif. – Lori Kaye is believed to have shielded her synagogue’s rabbi from a gunman’s bullets in a heroic move that epitomizes the life she led, her family and friends said Monday as they...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

National Day of Prayer asks us to love our neighbors

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to come together to pray for our nation. This year, the Durango prayer event will...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

First Presbyterian Church offers cleaning, repair of equipment used by disabled people

The First Presbyterian Church of Durango will host a “Better Together, Where Durango Connects for a Better Durango” event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Volunteers at this community...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

At Washington National Cathedral, another church is rising - out of 500,000 Legos

WASHINGTON – When Charles Fulcher, director of visitor programs at Washington National Cathedral, traveled to Durham, England, a few years ago, he wanted to see that city’s centuries-old cathedral....

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Easter services at churches in Bayfield, Durango and Ignacio

Easter weekend services will be held at churches in Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio. All services are on Sunday, unless otherwise noted. Services with an asterisk means child care is provided. ...

DATE: April 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

SALT LAKE CITY – An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years for a major renovation to help it withstand earthquakes and be more...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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