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Religion and belief

Who are the Baha’is, why are they so persecuted?

The Baha’is are among the most persecuted religious minorities in the world. In Iran, where the religion was founded, universities refuse to admit Baha’i students, Baha’i cemeteries have been...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Presbyterian Church holds Advent sermon series

First Presbyterian Church of Durango is holding a sermon series, “What God Does with Our Waiting,” during Advent. Advent is a time of waiting, which encompasses the four Sundays preceding...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Marvel church to host Christmas program

Marvel United Methodist Church will hold a community Christmas program at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School, 11274 Highway 140. The event is free and open to all. Refreshments...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Sixth annual Messiah Sing-in open to public on Dec. 10 in Cortez

The Cortez community will come together for the annual Messiah Sing-in at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at Cortez Methodist Church. The program aims to make this famous choral work accessible to everyone during...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Europe’s Muslim population to grow, migration or not, study says

BERLIN – Europe’s Muslim population will continue to grow over the next several decades even if all immigration to the continent should stop, according to a study published Thursday. The Pew...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Dharma Center to host meditation retreat

A retreat to explore the art of intention through meditation, reflection and inquiry will be held Dec. 29-31 at Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East Third Ave. All meditators are welcome. Cost is on a...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Arboles church to observe Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, typically observed Dec. 12, will be celebrated during a service at 12:15 p.m. Dec. 17 at St. Peter-St. Rosa Catholic Church, 18851 Highway 151, in Arboles....

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

A year after the election, more find a haven in church

A year ago, in the days after learning that Donald Trump would be the next president, Charleen Ward was afraid. And come Sunday, she was in church. “I was really scared. I felt that things were...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Tara Mandala to celebrate winter solstice

A winter solstice celebration will be held Dec. 20 at Tara Mandala Retreat Center and Temple, located at 4000 Forest Service Road 649, about 15 miles southwest of Pagosa Springs. To register and...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Vatican defends pope against criticism over Rohingya stance

YANGON, Myanmar – The Vatican on Wednesday defended Pope Francis after human rights groups expressed disappointment that he didn’t publicly acknowledge the plight of Rohingya Muslims, who have been...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope demands rights for all in Myanmar, omits ‘Rohingya’

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar – Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that Myanmar’s future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who have been...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Dharma Center offers mindful presence retreat

A daylong retreat, “Awareness is Your Refuge,” will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East Third Ave. Participants will gently explore and cultivate the courage...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion