Community to meet for prayer

For the last six decades, since President Harry Truman proclaimed a National Day of Prayer, Americans of all faiths and denominations have gathered to ask for, among other things, peace, wisdom for...

DATE: April 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Suffering Pope’s Good Friday theme

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI consoled a 7-year-old Japanese girl, reassured a mother about her ailing son’s soul and advised a Muslim woman that dialogue was the way to peace in Ivory Coast.The...

DATE: April 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Easter weekend schedule of services

Many area churches have scheduled special services for Easter weekend, including those below. All services will be on Sunday unless otherwise noted. An “*” indicates child care will be provided.b...

DATE: April 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Holy Week schedule of services

Many area churches offer special services and activities during Holy Week, which will begin Sunday with Palm Sunday. A second schedule will run on the Herald’s April 23 Religion page with Easter...

DATE: April 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Illuminating the Song of Songs

Congregation Har Shalom member Susan Sheely was a dance leader with Dances of Universal Peace for 12 years, where she choreographed to chants from spiritual truths around the world.“It’s only since...

DATE: April 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Brief

Introduction to meditation, mysticism to be held Centers of Light will present “Introduction to Meditation and Christian Mysticism” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave.This is...

DATE: April 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Har Shalom announces events Congregation Har Shalom, 2537 County Road 203, will hold these events:b A Passover Seder will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 18. Payment must be received by Monday. The cost...

DATE: April 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Hell-questioning pastor didn’t foresee wrath from book

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Evangelical megachurch pastor Rob Bell said he did not anticipate the firestorm he would stir with his book that questions the traditional Christian belief that a select number...

DATE: April 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Philosophy, algebra, oranges and forceps

A recent study appalled Durango resident Dennis Aronson, who has lived in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.“It said the majority of Americans see little or nothing to admire in Islam or the...

DATE: April 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Easter service to be held Sunday Centers of Light will hold its Sunrise Easter Service at 6:45 a.m. Sunday at the Sophia Retreat Center Chapel, 19581 Road 31 in Dolores. All are welcome. The...

DATE: April 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pastor’s book about hell hath raised fury

DURHAM, N.C. – When Chad Holtz lost his old belief in hell, he also lost his job. Holtz, the pastor of a rural United Methodist church in North Carolina, wrote a note on his Facebook page...

DATE: March 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Lutheran church to hold day camp Christ the King Lutheran Church will hold its day camp from July 11-14. The camp is open to children in preschool to fifth grade. The church is located at 495...

DATE: March 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion