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  • Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off

    RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians. The study's authors caution it's too soon to draw any definitive...

  • Wesleyan orders fraternities to become coed

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University in Connecticut on Monday ordered its fraternities with houses on campus to become coeducational within three years, a move it says is not just about bad behavior but also equality. Wesleyan follows Trinity College in Hartford, which began...

  • Advanced Placement history outline focus of debate

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Conservative activists say a new outline for the Advanced Placement U.S. history course shows an anti-American bias by either downplaying or omitting the country's most heroic figures and military victories. But the executive who leads the College Board's...

  • UN members endorse Indigenous Peoples rights

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations General Assembly on Monday approved a document strengthening the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide. The Outcome Document was endorsed by consensus at the start of the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. The gathering brought...

  • Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfaith harmony for the rest of the world. "To kill...

  • More than 700 people enjoy barbecue lunch from Marian House

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Dozens of people were lined up before the Marian House opened its doors Saturday morning, ready to enjoy a special meal. The soup kitchen near downtown Colorado Springs serves meals to people in need every day, but barbecue is not always on the menu, hence the gathering of people...

  • Jewish High Holy Days are time for reflection, grief

    By Steve Rabey Religion Correspondent -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Wednesday night, Jews in Colorado Springs and around the world will celebrate Rosh Hashana and welcome in the Jewish New Year of 5775. But no silly hats or gaudy party balloons will accompany the sounding of the shofar, the hollow ram's horn that is blown like a trumpet. That's...

  • Colorado Springs couple honored for 50 years of parish work

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Edwin and Lea Zorn, longtime parishioners at Sacred Heart Church in Colorado Springs, are among six recipients of the Spirit of Holy Cross Award, bestowed annually by the United States Province of Priests and Brothers to honor the work of Congregation of Holy Cross laypeople in the...

  • Religion calendar Sept. 21, 2014

    By CARLOTTA oLSON -
    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Music/Drama Friday An Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing - 7 p.m., Living Hope Church, 640 Manitou Blvd.; 473-9436, 548-1488.
 Sept. 28 Taylor Memorial Concert Series - With Katie Mahan, 3 p.m., Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St., free-will offering; Stormy Burns,...

  • Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road. He has spoken out against same-sex marriage and against conservative hostility toward gay rights advocates. He has opposed abortion, while urging...

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