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  • Clerics urge US to end family detention of immigrants

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    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: 10 hr ago

    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...

  • Victim's family refuses Klingenschmitt donation

    Megan Schrader, The Gazette
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    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...

  • NCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious law

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 17 hr ago

      With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. The law would...

  • Memorial service for Kara Tippetts scheduled in Colorado Springs

    By Kassondra Cloos -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    A public memorial service will be held Saturday for a Colorado Springs woman who gained a national following in the debate over physician-assisted suicide. Kara Tippetts, 38, died Sunday after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. The 1:30 p.m. service will be at Village Seven...

  • Poll: Colorado ranks low in weekly church attendance

    Religion News Service -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Colorado ranks among the bottom 10 states when it comes to attending church on a weekly basis. According to a Gallup poll, only 25 percent of residents say they go to religious services every week. Meanwhile, our neighbors to the west top the list at 51 percent. The high volume in...

  • 'The Thorn' set to open at New Life Church in Colorado Springs

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    What began as a skit for high school kids in 1997 has grown into a nationally known and sought-after touring production. About 17,000 to 18,000 people attend the local annual performances of "The Thorn," a show often described as "The Passion of the Christ" meets "Cirque du Soleil."...

  • Will Pope Francis have a short papacy? Don't bet on it

    By David Gibson Religion News Service -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    In a wide-ranging interview he gave this month for the second anniversary of his election, Pope Francis touched on a variety of topics, from his concern about bad homilies to his upcoming U.S. visit to his one real wish: to go out for a pizza without being recognized. But leading...

  • Sand painter comes to Colorado Springs to demonstrate art - and love of Bahá'í faith

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Mitchell Silas paints on his knees, grabbing pinches of colored sand that he swiftly sprinkles into precise shapes, demonstrating a ritual of his Diné culture, formerly known as Navajo. His public painting isn't only a nod to tribal traditions, however. It's also intended to attract...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting March 22, 2015

    Published: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "Messiah - Parts II and III" - The Chancel Choir, orchestra and soloists of First United Methodist Church, 5 p.m., 420 N. Nevada Ave., $10; 471-4361. Bach Celebration Concert - 8 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte...