Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as Southern Baptists convene

The Southern Baptist Convention gathers for its annual national meeting Tuesday with one sobering topic – sex abuse by clergy and staff – overshadowing all others. Inside the meeting hall in...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

The history of China’s Muslims and what’s behind their persecution

More than 1 million Uighur Muslims are being held in detention centers in the far western province of Xinjiang, China. Uighur leaders and experts located outside China have warned that the...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data show

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with its long days of fasting and prayer meant to draw worshippers closer to God and away from worldly distractions, is being...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

China deploys Confucius in bid to boost religion controls

BEIJING – China has begun five-day Confucian culture immersion courses for religious leaders in the sage’s hometown as part of a campaign to extend government control over faith communities through...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

U.S. ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

BEIJING – The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week,...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

What drives the appeal of films about the life of Christ?

Church isn’t the only place people go to learn about Jesus. At the beginning of Lent, 15 years ago, devout evangelical Christians did not go to church to have ashes marked on their foreheads....

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Dharma Center offers introduction to mindfulness series

The Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East Third Ave., will offer an introduction to the basics of mindfulness meditation beginning June 18. The four-week class will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Texas church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacre

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas – A South Texas church began a fresh chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveiled a new sanctuary a year and a half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Are yoga and mindfulness in schools religious?

The number of U.S. children ages 4 to 17 practicing yoga rose from 2.3% to 8.4% – or from 1.3 million to 4.9 million – between 2007 and 2017, federal data show. The number of children meditating...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope gives joyride to migrant kids newly arrived in Italy

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis gave a joyride in his popemobile Wednesday to eight migrant children who recently arrived in Italy from Libya, in his latest gesture to show solidarity with...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Catholic missionaries woo ‘nones’ on college campuses

More than 20% of all adults and over a third of millennials in the United States are not affiliated with a religion. For at least a decade, this number has been on the rise. Sexual abuse by clergy...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Tara Mandala to hold open house May 11

Tara Mandala will host its first open house of the year from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the center, 4000 Forest Service Road 649, Pagosa Springs. The open house will include a guided...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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