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Facing death, Sudanese woman relied on her faith

Sep 15, 2014

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Sudanese woman imprisoned for refusing to...

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40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

Sep 14, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Forty "I do's" — or "Si" in Italian — were...

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  • Religion calendar Sept. 14, 2014

    Music/Drama SUNDAY For the End of Time - Chamber Music in the Pines, 1:45-4 p.m., Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, $20, $17 for seniors and military, $10 for students. Advance tickets: 633-0655, benethillconcerts.wordpress.com. Americana - Presented by Rocky Mountain Music Alliance, 3 p.m., Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655...

  • Transgender girl wins bid for homecoming princess at Colorado Springs high school amid concerns

    Scarlett Lenh was officially crowned the 2014 homecoming princess for Sand Creek High School during Friday night's football game. Scarlett, however, is biologically a guy. She was born Andy Lenh and this school year started identifying as a female transgender. "It was really exciting. It felt really good. I couldn't stop smiling," Scarlett...

  • Colorado Springs survivor of domestic abuse can relate to wife of Ray Rice

    A video of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice apparently decking his fiancee with a strong left in an elevator and then dragging her outside into the hall is shining a new light on the often hidden family secret of domestic violence. Janay Rice, who married Rice after the incident, hit the Instagram button on the Web on Tuesday morning to...

  • New CC professor part of $1.7 million project to attract, retain women in geosciences

    Not many women are working in science and engineering jobs - in the United States men outnumber women by nearly three to one. In some fields, such as geosciences, the gap is even larger. A new nationwide project aimed at recruiting and retaining women in the geosciences has a local connection. Assistant Professor Rebecca Barnes, who started...

  • At a glance: Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judges have been striking down gay marriage bans at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year invalidated the core of a federal law that defined marriage as only between a man and a woman for determining federal benefits. Three more state bans are at issue Monday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • Public gets first look at priceless Mormon artifacts

    SALT LAKE CITY - In one glass case sits a weathered page from the original Book of Mormon manuscript that Latter-day Saints believe was translated from ancient Egyptian and dictated to scribes by founder Joseph Smith 185 years ago with help from God. In other nearby cases are Smith's first journal and the first printed editions of books that...

  • When military and matrimony don't mix

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. - For those in the armed forces, divorce can be a whole new battleground. "It's ironic because these are trained fighters and they can find themselves in a battle they are not prepared for," said attorney Cynthia Hawkins Clark. Although military family law cases go through civilian courts, they often present a unique set of...

  • Religion calendar Sept. 7, 2014

    Music/Drama SEPT. 20 Charles Holt - 7 p.m. Center for Spiritual Living Colorado Springs, 3685 Jeannine Drive, $10; cslcs.org/product/charles-holt-concert.
 Nov. 13 Beethoven Sonata Concert - 7 p.m., High View Baptist Church, 1151 Rampart Range Road, Woodland Park, $20; woodlandparkarts.com.
 Classes Sept. 13 Move from the...

  • Youth ministries serve 'church of tomorrow'

    As students head back to school, another seasonal ritual is also underway: Thousands of area young people will seek out youth groups organized by local churches and parachurch organizations. One local Protestant congregation has emphasized youth ministry for more than a century, while the Catholic diocese recently hired its first priest to...

  • New Colorado Springs faith-based magazine honors 'mountaintop moments'

    When Jeffrey Holmquist moved to Colorado Springs a year ago, he noticed a niche that he had the skills to fill. Despite the city's large religious community, there was no faith-based newspaper. So Holmquist quit his job at the Pueblo Chieftain in June and decided to go off on his own, using his 30 years of newspaper experience to start The...

  • Colorado Springs man part of project aiding Haitian children

    The Spirit Airlines red-eye from Denver to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, connects through Miami, one of the richest cities in the world, and two hours later touches down in one of its poorest. "If you want to help people, there's an opportunity and you don't have to go to Africa or New Guinea," said Chad Traxler, of Colorado Springs. "Haiti is just...

  • Ben Carson draws a huge crowd at Colorado Springs book signing

    More than an hour before Ben Carson was set to arrive, a few hundred people were lined up outside Mardel, a Christian and education supply store in Colorado Springs. The supporters wore pins, clutched copies of his books and held signs, imploring Carson, a former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, to run for...

  • Colorado Springs organization scrambling to help flood victims in India

    Devastating flooding in north India has a Colorado Springs organization scrambling to help. Flooding has forced people in Motipur, India, to evacuate from their homes. They're in need of food, clean water and hygiene products, according to the faith-based organization ServeNow. Volunteers with ServeNow will be purchasing and filling buckets...

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