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  • Dalai Lama to visit Colorado later this year

    Associated Press
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Dalai Lama plans to visit Colorado in the fall. The University of Colorado and the Tibetan Association of Colorado announced Tuesday that the spiritual leader will visit Boulder on Oct. 20 and 21. The association says the "Compassion in Action" visit will...

  • Famed South Carolina civil rights protesters have convictions erased

    Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — A judge has tossed out the convictions of nine South Carolina black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during the height of the civil rights movement. Judge Mark Hayes on Wednesday made the ruling for the men known as the Friendship 9. "We cannot...

  • Survey looks at homeless people and their needs in the Colorado Springs area

    BY JAKOB RODGERS AND STEPHEN HOBBS The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Trudging through a muddy field, Andrew Phelps and a cadre of outreach workers approached a trash-strewn camp where it appeared that two people were living in a tent. They came bearing socks, candy and a simple request: Can we count you? About 100 people fanned out across El Paso...

  • NAACP president delivers impassioned sermon at Fountain church

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Although Cornell William Brooks came to Colorado Springs to address a population shaken by a potential hate crime, the NAACP president took some time off on Sunday to be a minister, and encouraged his temporary flock to put aside their fears and anger. Brooks delivered an impassioned...

  • More families opt to celebrate life with unique, personal services

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Ruth Solazzi was born June 15, 1920. She was a dedicated teacher and opera singer who earned a master's degree in music in the early 1940s, at a time when only about 6 percent of females pursued higher education. She raised four children, was grandmother to nine and took pride in the...

  • Here's the faith in the 'American Sniper' you won't see in the film

    By Sarah Pulliam Bailey Religion News Service -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Chris Kyle, often described as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, wrote in his autobiography that he prioritized his life in the following order: God, country, family. But God doesn't make a central appearance in the film "American Sniper," which opened nationwide last...

  • National NAACP leader visits Colorado Springs to urge action in wake of bombing attempt

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Just weeks after a makeshift bomb exploded outside the NAACP offices in Colorado Springs, the national leader of the organization came to the city to call for persistence in the face of injustice. Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the national branch of the NAACP,...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Jan. 25, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "Brief History of Music" - 3 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave., $10, $5 for children; pikespeakringers.com. SATURDAY AND FEB. 1 "Legends" - Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 7 p.m. Saturday, Broadmoor Community Church,...

  • National NAACP president begins three-day Colorado Springs trip Friday on heels of bombing

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    NAACP president Cornell William Brooks will deliver a Sunday sermon at a Colorado Springs-area church following two days of meetings and gatherings with the community, according to the NAACP's Colorado-Wyoming-Montana State Conference. Brooks, an ordained minister in the African...

  • Colorado baker faces complaint for refusing anti-gay message

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    DENVER — A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements? A baker in suburban Denver who...

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