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In 125 years, St. Paul's has seen joy, trials

Through different locations, disappearing priests and arson, the congregation of St. Paul's Lutheran Church has held true to its church and its missions. The church is celebrating its 125th...

DATE: June 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Religion

Local Lutherans advocate for world aid

Every day, 963 million people are hungry. That's up 115 million in the last six months because of rising food costs. Most Americans can't imagine this, but 1.4 billion people live on less than...

DATE: May 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Religion

Book tells about Jesus' life from angels to Zaccheus

From wood blocks to nursery rhymes and songs, children learn a lot of lessons along with the alphabet. Former Durango resident Kevin Graham has written a book designed to teach children the story...

DATE: April 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Religion

Locals reach out to the 'shunned'

A new group hopes to make area congregations more welcoming to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians."This isn't a St. Mark's thing," the Rev. Andrew Cooley of St. Mark's Episcopal...

DATE: April 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pagosa woman wins Buddhist honor

After more than 45 years of studying, teaching, writing and practicing Buddhism, Pagosa Springs resident Lama Tsultrim Allione has been named Buddhist Woman of the Year by an international...

DATE: March 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Religion

Passion Play culmination of schooling

For students at St. Columba School, the curriculum isn't three "Rs," it's four - reading, writing, arithmetic and religion.For the last 13 years, students in the fifth through eighth grades have...

DATE: March 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Religion

As Jesus taught: Series on Lord's Prayer

In the earliest days of Christianity, converts were asked to learn three things during Lent - the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed and the Lord's Prayer - to prepare for their baptism on...

DATE: March 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Religion

Clearing mind, body, spirit for Lent

On Wednesday - Ash Wednesday - Western Christians began Lent, and Southwest Coloradans set about observing Lent in a variety of ways.Five local churches are collaborating to offer ecumenical Lenten...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Religion

Locals to pray for release of Baha'is in Iran

In the United States, religious freedom is considered a fundamental right. But some nations still encourage religious persecution, including killing members of faiths other than the state's...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Religion

FLC professor discusses an ethical life

A study of almost 30,000 high school students released in December showed 62 percent had cheated on an exam and more than 30 percent had stolen from a family member or friend. What does that mean...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Religion

Nicaraguan mission blesses local Baptist team

Song, dance and hard work were the themes of a First Baptist Church of Durango mission to Nicaragua last month.First Baptist Church of Durango started off 2009 by sending nine people to El Rosario,...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Religion

Planting a seed helps grow disciples

In the world of pastors, planting - or starting - churches has become its own specialty. The Rev. Barry Mooney and his wife, Ellen, have planted their third career church, this time in Durango, and...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Religion