Hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ a global music sensation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It has endured for more than two centuries, offering hope to those grieving or searching for meaning to life. With its simple melody and message of salvation, “Amazing Grace” is...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope heads to a less Catholic Spain

MADRID – Pope Benedict XVI will meet Spain’s Facebook generation this weekend – setting up a clash of values and lifestyles in a once staunchly Catholic nation that has become one of Europe’s most...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

United Methodists to host bazaar First United Methodist Church of Durango will host its 37th annual Holiday Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at 2917 Aspen Drive.There will be refreshments...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Schools, stipends trigger Israeli religious battle

JERUSALEM – During its six decades of existence, Israel has maintained a shaky alliance with its ultra-Orthodox Jewish minority that allowed most religious men to avoid military service, attend...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

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Sacred Heart to host Halloween carnival Sacred Heart Church will host its annual Halloween Carnival beginning at 5 p.m. today in the Parish Hall at 254 East Fifth Ave.Dinner will be held from 5 to...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

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Western gospel singer to perform Oct. 30 Western gospel singer-songwriter Barry Ward will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Animas Valley Elementary School, 373 Hermosa Meadows Road.The event will...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Missionaries get low-tech training

LINEVILLE, Ala. – In a rural nook of eastern Alabama where there aren’t enough bright lights to blot out the stars at night, missionaries and community leaders from foreign lands are learning to...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Namaste pastor will be logging the miles

It has been a turbulent three years for the group that founded the Four Corners Center for Spiritual Living in 2007. After the congregation split over whether or not to continue its association...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Skyhawks get comfortable in 2nd half

By Dale StrodeHerald Sports WriterThe Skyhawks found their comfort zone in the second half.Uncomfortable with a 1-0 halftime lead over Colorado Christian University on Friday afternoon at Dirks...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Germany offering imam training

OSNABRUECK, Germany – Ahmed Sami spoke only Arabic when he moved from Morocco to Germany eight years ago to work as an imam. During his Friday prayer services at a mosque in western Germany, he...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Southern Baptist leader decries yoga

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Southern Baptist leader who is calling for Christians to avoid yoga and its spiritual attachments is getting plenty of pushback from enthusiasts who defend the ancient...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

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Nondenominational gospel meetings to be held Nondenominational gospel meetings will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 14 at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., and...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion