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  • Denver mayor bans city-funded travel to Indiana

    The Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says he is banning all nonessential, city-funded travel to Indiana after it adopted a religious-freedom law that critics say allows discrimination against gays and lesbians. Hancock announced the ban Tuesday, saying Indiana's law is wrong and...

  • Cook calls 'religious objection' laws dangerous


    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called "religious objection" legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad for business. The bills, like the one enacted last week in Indiana, create a legal framework for individuals, mostly business owners, to...

  • Woodmen Valley Chapel hosts caring ministry workshop

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." - Galatians 6:2 Biblically speaking, ministering is not only a pastoral duty, but the obligation of all faithful. "The law of Christ boils down to loving your neighbor and loving everyone," said the Rev. Brent...

  • HBO's 'Going Clear' leaves future of Scientology unclear

    By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    The only murky thing in "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," HBO's scathing new documentary, is: What will happen to the church that sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard built more than 60 years ago after it airs? The two-hour film directed by Academy Award-winning director...

  • Kara Tippetts' funeral draws hundreds in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    In what might have been the most cheerful funeral ever, hundreds of people gathered Saturday to honor anti-suicide advocate Kara Tippetts, who died of breast cancer one week ago at age 38. The Colorado Springs wife and mother of four had urged brain-tumor patient Brittany Maynard not...

  • Meet the Muslim actor playing Jesus in Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Jesus'

    By Jonathan Merritt Religion News Service -
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    "Bless you for playing Jesus, peace be upon him." This was the response of Lebanese-born actor Haaz Sleiman's mother after she learned that her son had been cast as Jesus in National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus." The three Abrahamic religions will collide on Palm Sunday when...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting March 29, 2015

    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "King of Kings" Silent Film - 2 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave., $5; 636-5011, "The Thorn" - Ballet Society Dancers, 3 p.m., New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Parkway, $14-$49; MONDAY...

  • Victim's family refuses Klingenschmitt donation

    Megan Schrader, The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The family of Michelle Wilkins, the pregnant Longmont woman whose baby girl was cut out of her body, gave back a donation from Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt Friday after the Colorado Springs Republican called the attack “a curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent...

  • Clerics urge US to end family detention of immigrants

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DILLEY, Texas (AP) — About 80 faith leaders from around the U.S. have signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging the government to stop detaining immigrant families, while high-ranking clerics visiting a South Texas detention facility Friday criticized the practice. The U.S....

  • Analysis: Kara Tippetts, Brittany Maynard and 'death with dignity'

    By Cathy Lynn Grossman Religion News Service -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Metastatic breast cancer took Kara Tippetts from her pastor husband, Jason, and their four children Sunday. She was only 38. But in her last years of life, her saga of accepting suffering became, in a quietly powerful way, a cultural force for another way of choosing death with...