5K run goes national to help orphans worldwide

The statistics are overwhelming: The U.N. Children’s Fund estimated about 163 million orphans in the world in 2009, with the number predicted to grow exponentially over the next couple of decades....

DATE: Dec. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Analysis: Christian population is largest religious group

NEW YORK – The Christian population has shifted dramatically over the last century away from Europe to Africa, Asia and the Americas, yet Christians overall remain the largest religious group in...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Special Christmas services to be held in Southwest Colorado

Many area churches offer special services and activities for Christmas. An “*” indicates child care will be provided.All Saints Anglican Church, service canceled.Christ the King Lutheran Church,...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

All Saints cancels Christmas Eve service All Saints Anglican Church, 2700 Main Ave., has canceled its Christmas Eve service because of a death in the pastor’s family.For more information, call...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Christmas performance to be offered Sunday First Southern Baptist Church, 1715 West Second Ave., is inviting the public to attend its worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday for a special Christmas...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Tebow silences his critics while leading team via faith

ENGLEWOOD – The Gospel and the gridiron are inextricably intertwined in Tim Tebow’s world. The scrambling quarterback and devout Christian draws as much scrutiny for mixing faith with football as...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Special Christmas Eve services offered in La Plata County

Many area churches offer special services and activities for Christmas. An “*” indicates child care will be provided.All Saints Anglican Church, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24, Fort Lewis College Chapel....

DATE: Dec. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Rabbi to become Army chaplain, beard and all

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – An Orthodox Jewish rabbi who was barred from serving as an Army chaplain because he refused to shave the beard required by his faith has won his legal fight against the...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Afghan documentary to be shown Friday Centers of Light will present Conscious Movie Night with a showing of “Women, War and Peace: Peace Unveiled” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Sophia Peace Center, 19581...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Catholic Daughters share beauty of holidays

With a variety of signs that include “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” and “Put Christ Back in Christmas,” there’s no doubt Connie Matthys remembers why she is celebrating Christmas. But that...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Small Kentucky church votes against interracial couples

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A tiny all-white Appalachian church in rural Kentucky has voted to ban interracial couples from joining its flock, pitting members against each other in an argument over...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Chaplain to give Christmas sermon First Southern Baptist Church of Durango welcomes the public to hear Chaplain James Newman’s message, “Unpacking Christmas,” at 11 a.m. Sunday at 1715 West Second...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion