When prayer does not heal, is it a crime?

AUBURN, Ala. – When Kay Burdette’s 17-year-old son became sick with flu-like symptoms, the faithful mother chose the same prescription she has used for years: prayer. This time, though, her son...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Ramadan right around the corner

MIAMI – The Muslim holy month of Ramadan falls during the long, hot days of August this year, and Muslim Americans are getting ready to accommodate the daylight fasts required during Ramadan with...

DATE: July 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Labyrinth walk to be held Friday Centers of Light will present a Sunset Labyrinth Walk at 8 p.m. Friday at the Sophia Retreat Center, 19681 County Road 31 in Dolores. This event is free, and all...

DATE: July 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Churches weigh policies about homosexuality

NEW YORK – After same-sex marriage becomes legal Sunday in New York, gay priests with partners in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island will head to the altar. They have to. Their bishop set a...

DATE: July 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

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Bayfield church announces events Pine Valley Church of the Foursquare Gospel, 1328 County Road 501 in Bayfield, will hold these events: Lyndy Phillips of Marriage Today will speak at the 10 a.m....

DATE: July 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

’60s redemption for some Alabama churches

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For some believers and church leaders, opposing Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation law against illegal immigration is a chance for Bible Belt redemption.During the civil-rights...

DATE: July 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

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Christian gospel group to play in Hesperus The Nashville-based “Blackwood Legacy” contemporary Christian gospel group will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hesperus Baptist Church, 22972...

DATE: July 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Reporters change an insular Jewish world in Israel

JERUSALEM – In the insular world of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel, the fact that the news is being reported is itself important news.A decade ago, brawling between two ultra-Orthodox factions about...

DATE: July 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

More, say backers of faith based movies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Producers of faith-based movies have a message for Hollywood studios: Make the movies, and customers will pay to watch them.The enormous success of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Military services to be held Sunday Frontier Baptist Church will hold special military services at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at 2201 Forest Ave.The services will honor men and women who have served or are...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Marrying lesbians earns pastor a 20-day suspension

MILWAUKEE – A gay Methodist pastor from western Wisconsin was suspended for 20 days for officiating a lesbian wedding, marking a modest victory for traditionalists in a growing rift over...

DATE: June 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Sacred Heart fiesta to be held Sunday Sacred Heart Catholic Church will celebrate its annual fiesta Sunday at the church, 254 East Fifth Ave.Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sunday. From 11 a.m....

DATE: June 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion