Medieval practices to ease your path into prayer

Talking to God seems like it should be as easy as falling off a log. But often it can feel more like climbing a cliff. Even the most spiritually gifted can find their prayer dry, as we know from...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Book World: A peaceful, and palatable, version of Islam

Americans are obsessed with Islam as an idea, as a mystery and as an existential threat to the West. As a result, our debates over Islam and Muslims aren’t really about “them” as much as they are...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Former heart surgeon set to become next Mormon president

SALT LAKE CITY – The man set to become the next Mormon church president is a 93-year-old former heart surgeon whose conservative track record on the religion’s leadership panel has led Mormon...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Thomas S. Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at 90

SALT LAKE CITY – For more than 50 years, Thomas S. Monson served in top leadership councils for the Mormon church – making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons....

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

New center helping trace roots of Jews in New England

BOSTON – The vibrant and influential history of New England’s Jewish population chronicled in a vast repository of documents stored at the New England Historic Genealogical Society is being...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

100 parishioners get $100 each: What did they do?

On the first Sunday of December, the Rev. Ron Foster invited his congregants to step up to the altar to receive the bread and wine of Communion – and to receive a $100 bill. “Listen to where the...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

A top Church of England bishop scolds U.S. evangelicals for ‘uncritical’ support of Trump

Should Christians always support President Donald Trump? A senior bishop with the Church of England says no. Liverpool Bishop Paul Bayes attacked American evangelicals for their “uncritical...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Washington’s new Bible museum talks a lot about Jews. So why are some Jews so skeptical?

Funded and founded by evangelicals, the new Museum of the Bible sticks out for something its leaders clearly wanted to emphasize: Jews. The eight-story, cutting-edge $500 million institution, which...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

A parenting dilemma: Finding the religious meaning of Christmas gifts

The Rev. Eric Peltz and his wife, Ellen, are raising four young children, and every Christmastime they wonder how to teach their two boys and two girls that Christmas is about the birth of the...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christmas Eve church services in Durango

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave. Dec. 24: 10 a.m., fourth Sunday of Advent and Holy Eucharist service and “Greening of the Church” Christmas Eve event; 5 p.m., children’s Christmas...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Wisconsin priest tells parishioners he’s gay, gets ovation

MILWAUKEE – A Roman Catholic priest in Milwaukee has come out as gay, writing that he will no longer live in the shadows of secrecy and plans to be authentic to his gay self. The Rev. Gregory...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormon baptisms of Holocaust victims draw ire

SALT LAKE CITY – Mormons are posthumously baptizing Holocaust victims as well as grandparents of public figures like Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg, despite church rules...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion