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LGBT-affirming Christians are more emboldened than ever
LGBT-affirming Christians are more emboldened than ever

By: - 0 9 hr ago

(RNS) — Have progressives gained the upper hand in religious debates over homosexuality? A spate of recent events suggests that LGBT-affirming voices...

Family looks for answers after Christian boy beaten to death in Pakistan
Family looks for answers after Christian boy beaten to death in Pakistan

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) — On their son’s third day of high school, the parents of 17-year-old Sharoon Masih learned that he had been in a fight, had...

Two tearful faces that make me pray for peace with North Korea
Two tearful faces that make me pray for peace with North Korea

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

(RNS) President Trump’s hostile rhetoric against North Korea is being met by ominous threats against the United States from that country’s leader, Kim...

Travel ban violates Trump Administration’s most sacred principle
Travel ban violates Trump Administration’s most sacred principle

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

For those of you who missed the news that two federal judges this week blocked enforcement of the third iteration of President Trump’s travel ban, I...

Can Israel Be Any More “Transparent?”
Can Israel Be Any More “Transparent?”

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Warning to fans of the Amazon series “Transparent.” Spoiler alerts coming. “Transparent,” created by Jill Soloway, is the story of the Pfefferman...

New Mexico judge orders release of clergy sex abuse records
New Mexico judge orders release of clergy sex abuse records

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Santa Fe has released hundreds of pages of court records related to sexual abuse allegations against clergy...

‘Peace Cross’ is unconstitutional, court rules
‘Peace Cross’ is unconstitutional, court rules

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

(RNS) — An old, rugged cross that has stood on public land in a Washington, D.C., suburb for almost a century has been deemed unconstitutional by a...

Actor brings C.S. Lewis to life in one-man play
Actor brings C.S. Lewis to life in one-man play

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 22, 2017

C.S. Lewis was a balding, bookish, British bachelor more accustomed to the smell of musty old manuscripts than the sound of children's laughter. But...

Colorado Springs area religious events starting Oct. 22, 2017
Colorado Springs area religious events starting Oct. 22, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Classes, retreats and other religion-themed events in and around Colorado Springs.

The bi-vocational pastor: Leaders work additional jobs to support churches
The bi-vocational pastor: Leaders work additional jobs to support churches

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Jesus encountered many tax collectors and chose one named Matthew to be his disciple. When the Rev. Danny Garrido of The Crossing Church preaches about...

Pikes Peak region Baha'i community celebrates Light of Unity Festival
Pikes Peak region Baha'i community celebrates Light of Unity Festival

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Mon, Oct 16, 2017

This year marks the 200th birth anniversary of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i faith and the Baha'i community, and the Baha'is of Colorado...

500 years after The Reformation, the church remains divided
500 years after The Reformation, the church remains divided

By: Hannah Fleace - 0 Mon, Oct 16, 2017

On a cold, cloudy day in February 1974, Mike Patzke went into exile. He and more than 200 other students at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.,...

Celebrate Martin Luther with hymn fest, Oktoberfest dinner at Immanuel Lutheran
Celebrate Martin Luther with hymn fest, Oktoberfest dinner at Immanuel Lutheran

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Sun, Oct 15, 2017

It's been 500 years since German monk Martin Luther began the Protestant Reformation by splitting with the Roman Catholic Church. To celebrate that...

After 883 years, Cistercian monastery to close in Germany
After 883 years, Cistercian monastery to close in Germany

By: - 0 Sat, Oct 14, 2017

BERLIN — A Cistercian monastery that's existed for almost 900 years in what is now western Germany is closing down for good, due to a shortage of...

Colorado Springs area religious events starting Oct. 15, 2017
Colorado Springs area religious events starting Oct. 15, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Retreats, performances and other religion-themed events in and around Colorado Springs.

Colorado church leaders join summit against white supremacy
Colorado church leaders join summit against white supremacy

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Colorado will be well-represented at an Indianapolis summit to stand up to white supremacy, "environmental degradation" and other political issues as a...

Nuns peacefully push for peace at Colorado Springs Air Force base
Nuns peacefully push for peace at Colorado Springs Air Force base

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Two unforeseen blockades didn't stop two Roman Catholic Dominican nuns from Baltimore from completing their mission to Colorado Springs on Monday....

Church criticized for promoting AR-15 raffle days after Las Vegas massacre
Church criticized for promoting AR-15 raffle days after Las Vegas massacre

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 8, 2017

Matt Sessums was stopping at his local Walmart Supercenter in Oxford, Miss., on Saturday afternoon when he did a double take. Outside both...

Colorado Springs area religious events starting Oct. 8, 2017
Colorado Springs area religious events starting Oct. 8, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Fri, Oct 6, 2017

Retreats, performances and other religion-themed events in and around Colorado Springs beginning Oct. 8, 2017.

Disasters, shootings heighten Bible to School Day
Disasters, shootings heighten Bible to School Day

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Oct 4, 2017

Recent natural disasters and this week's mass shooting in Las Vegas are expected to heighten the significance, relevancy and poignancy of Thursday's...

St. Patrick's seeks to grow discussion, make new connections at Lifetree Café
St. Patrick's seeks to grow discussion, make new connections at Lifetree Café

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Sun, Oct 1, 2017

Discussion topics vary, from crop circles to suicide to "Has God Left the Building?" They might be faith-related, newsy or just fun. But all are...

Kaepernick vs. Tebow: Two Christians on their knees
Kaepernick vs. Tebow: Two Christians on their knees

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 1, 2017

They're both Christian football players, and both kneel on the field, though for different reasons. One grew up the son of Baptist missionaries to...

Colorado Springs area religious events starting Oct. 1, 2017
Colorado Springs area religious events starting Oct. 1, 2017

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 1, 2017

Music/Stage/Art THURSDAY "Big Church Night Out" - With Newsboys, 7 p.m., The Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., $29.75-$107;...

New Catholic church to be dedicated in Falcon
New Catholic church to be dedicated in Falcon

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Thu, Sep 28, 2017

A new Roman Catholic church is set to be dedicated in Falcon. Bishop Michael Sheridan of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, the Rev. Jaimes Ponce, and...

Christians and Muslims in Colorado Springs seek peace amid conflict
Christians and Muslims in Colorado Springs seek peace amid conflict

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Francis of Assisi, the Catholic saint and promoter of peace, was born in a time of war. The Crusades, which pitted Christians against Muslims, had...

All Souls Church gives sanctuary to El Salvadoran man facing deportation, a Colorado Springs first
All Souls Church gives sanctuary to El Salvadoran man facing deportation, a Colorado Springs first

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Sun, Sep 24, 2017

A plastic card bearing red, white and blue flags helped Elmer Peña Peña buy a house, work for a mattress company and pay taxes on those wages. He...

The Oklahoma priest who could become the first American-born man to be canonized a saint
The Oklahoma priest who could become the first American-born man to be canonized a saint

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 23, 2017

A priest from Okarche, Oklahoma, a very small town perhaps most famous for the succulent fried chicken at Eischen's Bar, could help to revitalize the...

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