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Five states tangle with churches, gay-marriage

Foes and supporters of same-sex marriage are gearing up for five costly and bruising statewide showdowns in the coming months on an issue that evenly divides Americans.It’s an election year subplot...

DATE: March 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Christian Science Church to host talk March 19 The local Christian Science Church will sponsor a talk by Marceil DeLacy of Seattle called “Just What is Christian Science?” at 7 p.m. March 19 at the...

DATE: March 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Reading all about one’s faith

Parishioners at St. Columba Catholic Church are involved in a three-month project to renew their connection to their faith by doing something simple – reading.They are embarking on their first...

DATE: March 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Purim festival, carnival to be held Sunday A Purim Festival Family Carnival and Celebration will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Har Shalom, 2537 County Road 203.From 4 to 5 p.m.,...

DATE: March 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Mountain View begins Sunday evening service Mountain View Community Church has begun 5 p.m. Sunday services at its location, 377 County Road 122 behind Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School. Pastor...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Local Christians have something in common – Lent

Durango’s ecumenical Lenten services illustrate how Christians have more similarities than differences when observing one of the religion’s pivotal holidays.Ash Wednesday kicked off this week as...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Har Shalom to hold Jewish musician presentation “Jewish Characters of Music/Music of Jewish Character” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at Congregation Har Shalom, 2537 County Road...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

UK minister slams ‘militant’ secularism

LONDON – When it comes to religion, British politicians tend to heed the famous advice of Tony Blair’s spin doctor, Alastair Campbell – “We don’t do God.” In contrast to the United States, the...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Army officer wants humanism officially recognized

RALEIGH, N.C. – Soldiers who don’t believe in God can go to war with “Atheist” stamped on their dog tags, but humanists and others with various secular beliefs are still officially invisible in the...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

S.C. monks’ chickens have become mushrooms

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Five years after an animal-rights group complained about the treatment of chickens at an egg farm run by a Roman Catholic abbey in South Carolina, the monks are now earning...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Marriage seminar to be held in Bayfield Pine Valley Foursquare Church, 1328 County Road 501 in Bayfield, will sponsor the live online broadcast of the “Marriage on the Rock” seminar featuring Jimmy...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Alaska Airlines passengers no longer to get prayer cards

SEATTLE –Alaska Airlines is ending decades of giving passengers prayer cards with its meals, saying the decision was made out of respect for all passengers.Airline spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

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