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Reformation quiz: Who said that — Martin Luther or William Shakespeare?
Reformation quiz: Who said that — Martin Luther or William Shakespeare?

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(RNS) — Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther not only single-handedly sparked one of the major religious movements of all time, he was an endless...

Good without God? More Americans say amen to that
Good without God? More Americans say amen to that

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(RNS) — For the first time, a majority of Americans — 56 percent — say it is possible to be a good person without a religious belief. So says new Pew...

Mormons and the Boy Scouts: Heading down different trails
Mormons and the Boy Scouts: Heading down different trails

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(RNS) — It is a common stereotype, though one not far from the truth, that the average Mormon boy is an Eagle Scout. There are certainly a lot of them....

Middle East’s Samaritans link Muslims, Jews
Middle East’s Samaritans link Muslims, Jews

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MOUNT GERIZIM, West Bank (RNS) – During the recent Sukkot holiday, Yousef Sadaka HaCohen, a Samaritan priest, greeted guests eager to soak up the...

Religion is alive and well in America. Don’t believe it? Ask a professor.
Religion is alive and well in America. Don’t believe it? Ask a professor.

By: - 0 19 hr ago

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column originally appeared in Sightings, a publication of the Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago Divinity School....

What is ‘Judeo-Christian,’ anyway?
What is ‘Judeo-Christian,’ anyway?

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As if it needed defending, this past week President Trump announced that he will be making sure that we stop attacks “on Judeo-Christian values.”...

From Numa Pompilius to Donald Trump
From Numa Pompilius to Donald Trump

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Last Friday, as President Trump was addressing the Values Voter Summit, I was in Ann Arbor attending a two-day conference on the life and afterlife of...

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

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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...

Colorado Springs area religious events starting Sept. 24, 2017
Colorado Springs area religious events starting Sept. 24, 2017

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Music/Stage/Art SUNDAY Taylor Memorial Concert: "An Afternoon of French and Spanish Music" - With Kelly and David Zuercher, 3 p.m., Grace and St....

Tibetan monks bring unspoken messages of unity and peace to Colorado Springs
Tibetan monks bring unspoken messages of unity and peace to Colorado Springs

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The simple tools are hard at work in their hands, but the complex design and messages are etched in their hearts. Sitting on worn cushions, eight...

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