Operation Christmas Child begins

Local churches and people are preparing for Operation Christmas Child, hoping to collect a record-breaking 3,650 shoe boxes from Southwest Colorado for children in need around the world.The...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Archaeologists entwined in Syria-Turkey conflict

ISTANBUL – Few archaeological sites seem as entwined with conflict, ancient and modern, as the city of Karkemish.The scene of a battle mentioned in the Bible, it lies smack on the border between...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

‘Monsignor Jim’ of Durango is sporting purple

Call him “Monsignor Jim.”In a rare honor for a diocesan priest, Pope Benedict XVI approved the investiture of the Rev. James Koenigsfeld of St. Columba Catholic Church as chaplain to His Holiness...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

St. Columba to host investiture for priestBishop Fernando Isern of the Pueblo Diocese will perform the investiture of the Rev. James Koenigsfeld of St. Columba Catholic Church with the title of...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Hijab-wearing mayor wins ‘tolerance’ in Bosnia

VISOKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – When Amra Babic walks down the streets of the central Bosnian town of Visoko wearing her Muslim headscarf, men sitting in outdoor cafés instantly rise from their...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

N.Y. evangelical college probes ‘Obama’ filmmaker

NEW YORK – A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing documentary that condemns President Barack Obama is under investigation by the evangelical college he leads over a report he took a woman...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Movie about Criseros War to be screened in Pagosa“For Greater Glory” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Liberty Theater, 418 Pagosa St., in Pagosa Springs.This is a retelling of the...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormonism, voter enthusiasm concern evangelicals

NEW YORK – Evangelical leaders worried that Mitt Romney’s Mormonism could suppress conservative turnout on Election Day are intensifying appeals for Christians to vote.In poll after poll,...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Universalist church earns designationThe Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango has completed a year and a half of study, discussion and special programming to earn the designation of...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Faith based support group to meetA new faith-based support group called “Metanoia” will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Catholic Education Center, 462 Lewis St. in Pagosa Springs....

DATE: Oct. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Minn. prison labors to meet religious needs

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) – Russell Simmons was 35 years old in the summer of 2006 and facing five years behind bars. Five years away from family, friends and the life he used to know in Sauk...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Lutheran church to offer Family Sunday SchoolSt. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2611 Junction St., will start Family Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. This program will be offered the last Sunday of...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

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