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  • NAACP president delivers impassioned sermon at Fountain church

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    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

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    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: 22 hr ago

    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 -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    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; 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

    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...

  • Colorado rejects legal clarification for same-sex unions

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado won't address some legal questions about same-sex unions until there's a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage. A Republican-controlled Senate committee voted 3-2 Wednesday to reject a bill clarifying aspects of Colorado's civil-unions law. Colorado...

  • 'Sniper' success reveals power of conservative audience; generates off-screen controversy

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    NEW YORK — Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama — all words seldom attached to "blockbuster" — rolled to the kind of runaway success that makes Hollywood sit up and take notice. The film,...

  • Side Streets: Bambi Venetucci was an extraordinary woman and half of an amazing love story

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    On a cold, gray day on Halloween eve in 2002, I watched as Bambi Venetucci comforted her husband, legendary pumpkin farmer Nick Venetucci. He was sitting at their kitchen table at the family farm in Security, quietly crying as he confronted the end of their traditional pumpkin...