Methodist church offers community support through Stephen Ministers

The First United Methodist Church of Durango, 2917 Aspen Drive, offers a community-wide program with trained, caring and confidential volunteers to help people through life’s challenges. People in...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormons ease opposition to same-sex couples, their kids

SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday repealed rules that banned baptisms for children of gay parents and that labeled same-sex couples as sinners eligible...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Doctor to discuss how food affects health

Dr. Matthew Clark will present a talk about the effect of food and eating habits on health and wellness at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Parish Center at St Columba Church, 1801 East Second Ave. The...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

DETROIT – A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque. Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where strangers are welcome....

DATE: March 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Tara Mandala to host Spring Equinox celebration

Tara Mandala will host its Spring Equinox Celebration beginning at 9 a.m. March 23 at the Tara Mandala Retreat Center. The day of events will be focused on setting new intentions and finding...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Los Angeles company produces Bible aimed at millennials

Brian Chung remembers the first time he attempted to read the Bible. A 20-year-old college student at the University of Southern California at the time, he’d recently converted to Christianity and...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Dharma Center offers program about mindfulness, addiction recovery

The Durango Dharma Center will host a daylong retreat with Dave Smith, meditation teacher and addiction treatment specialist, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24. During the past two decades, many...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

High court’s cross case could affect monuments nationally

WASHINGTON – A 40-foot-tall, concrete cross on public land in a Maryland suburb of Washington is at the center of a case before the Supreme Court. But similar monuments elsewhere in the country...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope: Vatican next year to open archives on wartime Pius XII

VATICAN CITY – Declaring that the church “isn’t afraid of history,” Pope Francis said Monday he has decided to open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, who has been...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

In Denver, Methodist churches question their futures after LGBTQ ban

In a narrow vote in St. Louis on Tuesday, United Methodist Church leaders banned same-sex marriages and members of the LGBTQ community from being ordained. In Denver, the Iliff School of Theology...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

United Methodist delegates reject recognizing gay marriage

ST. LOUIS – The United Methodist Church, America’s second-largest Protestant denomination, faces a likely surge in defections and acts of defiance after delegates at a crucial conference voted...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Australian Cardinal George Pell convicted of sexually assaulting two choirboys

SYDNEY – Cardinal George Pell, one of the most senior figures in the Catholic Church, sexually assaulted two 13-year-old choirboys at a cathedral in the Australian city of Melbourne 22 years ago,...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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