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  • Book by pastor casts doubt on accounts of heaven

    By Carla Hinton The Oklahoman -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Many people wonder what happens when someone dies. Is there an afterlife? Does hell exist? What's heaven like? The Rev. Mark Hitchcock thinks the public's innate curiosity about death accounts for the popularity of books about near-death experiences and people claiming to have...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting March 1, 2015

    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "On the Edge" - Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 2:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., $5-$20; chamberorchestraofthesprings.org. fRIDAY-MARCH 8 and 13-15 "A Little Princess" - A story of resilience and the power of...

  • Churches, synagogues, mosques bear tough New England winter

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — Religious leaders in snowbound New England are beginning to ask themselves how on Earth their houses of worship will make ends meet after all these acts of God. Churches, synagogues and mosques report attendance is down at services, as poorly timed winter storms have hit...

  • German-based anti-Islam group holds first rally in England

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The German-based anti-Islam group PEGIDA held its first rally in Britain Saturday, sparking scuffles as police tried to keep the group away from counterdemonstrators. Five people were arrested. Police said that about 375 people joined the PEGIDA rally in Newcastle, 290...

  • Colorado Springs-based ministry names international president

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    Kenya native Mutua Mahiaini was named international president and general director for The Navigators, a global Christian disciple ministry based in Colorado Springs. Before joining the international executive team as vice president in 2011, he spent 30 years working with the...

  • NYC, Orthodox Jews in talks over ritual after herpes cases

    Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — With a swift swipe of his scalpel, Rabbi A. Romi Cohn circumcises the baby boy, then leans down and sucks the blood from the wound as prayers in Hebrew fill the Brooklyn synagogue. The Orthodox Jewish tradition known as oral suction circumcision reaches back to...

  • Pope, Merkel discuss Ukraine and fight against poverty

    Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflict in Ukraine and the fight against poverty during a private audience on Saturday. The meeting was the second between the two since Francis' election as pope. The Vatican described the climate in...

  • Pope's sex abuse point man urges bishop accountability

    NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' point man on clerical sex abuse said Monday the failure of the Catholic Church to punish bishops who covered up for pedophiles had seriously harmed its credibility and that it must now lead the way by "humbly making the commitment to accountability,...

  • Pope denounces slaying of Egyptian Copts by Islamic State

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the slaying of Egyptian Copts in Libya by Islamic State-affiliated militants on Monday, calling it a "barbaric assassination" of innocents who were killed merely for being Christian. Francis phoned the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox...

  • California lawmakers urge archbishop to nix morality clauses

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California lawmakers on Tuesday urged the archbishop of San Francisco to remove from a teachers' handbook morality clauses they say are discriminatory and divisive. The lawmakers said in a letter to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone that the clauses "foment a...

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