Views on clergy vary by age, education, religious identity

Americans’ age, education level and religious affiliation matter greatly when it comes to their opinions on a prospective clergy member’s sexual orientation, gender, marital status or views on...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christian family details crackdown on church in China

TAIPEI, Taiwan – The Sunday service this week at an unassuming church in Taiwan was especially moving for one man. It was the first time Liao Qiang had worshipped publicly since authorities shut...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

How California’s megachurches changed Christian culture

The popular view of California is of a liberal, godless region, a land of possibilities that is open to experimentation in all things. As novelist Wallace Stegner wrote in 1967, the California...

DATE: July 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Amid sex abuse scandals, Vatican upholds confession secrecy

VATICAN CITY – Amid pedophile clergy scandals, the Vatican has declared “unacceptable” any efforts by politicians or lawmakers to force priests to violate their sacred obligation to keep secret...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Yoga isn’t timeless: It’s changing to meet modern needs

Every day, yoga practitioners take out their mats and practice sun salutations or sit in meditation. Yoga may have originated in ancient India, but today, it is practiced all over the world. In...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Tara Mandala to host open house

Tara Mandala will host the first open house of the summer at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the retreat center, 4000 U.S. Forest Service Road 649, in Pagosa Springs. The public is invited for a free day of...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

American cardinal severs ties with Bannon-linked group

VATICAN CITY – A conservative American cardinal distanced himself Tuesday from former White House adviser Steve Bannon and severed ties with a Bannon-linked institute that wants to train future...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Women have been the heart of the Christian right for decades

Alabama’s new abortion restrictions were signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey. But more has been said recently about the fact that the bill was passed by 25 white men in the state Senate. Media reports...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Catholic bishops approve new sex-abuse reporting hotline

BALTIMORE – U.S. Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to create a new national sex-abuse hotline run by an independent entity, a decision that represents one of the church’s most tangible steps yet in...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Dharma Center to host meditation class

The Durango Dharma Center will host a four-week introduction to mindfulness meditation class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday at the Dharma Center, 1800 East Third Ave. Practicing meditation...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Southern Baptists endorse steps against sexual abuse

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Confronting an unprecedented sex-abuse crisis, delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention’s national meeting voted Tuesday to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Sex abuse crisis the focus as U.S. Catholic bishops convene

As the Roman Catholic church’s sex abuse scandal grows ever wider in scope in the U.S., bishops convene for a national meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday under heavy pressure to acknowledge their...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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