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  • Colorado Springs church building destroyed by fire set to reopen

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church will reopen this weekend at its 1 S. Walnut Ave. location after the former building was destroyed by a fire in 2012. The church building has been renovated and renamed the South Campus of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Ministries. The public...

  • Gerald Trigg, longtime Methodist minister in Colorado Springs, dies at age 81

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    The Rev. Dr. O. Gerald Trigg wasn't afraid to take controversial stands from the pulpit - not in his native Mississippi, where he fought against racism and segregation, and not in Colorado Springs, where he worked to improve interfaith relationships and staunchly opposed anti-gay...

  • They won! Special-needs prom duo capture students' hearts in Colorado Springs

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    A new king and queen reign at Sierra High School. Seniors Johnny Daniel, who has cerebral palsy, and Paige Steffonich, who has Down syndrome, and were among the three guys and three girls vying for Prom King and Queen. The student body selected the winners at Saturday night's prom,...

  • Q&A: How would you respond if your Christian daughter became a Muslim?

    By Jonathan Merritt Religion News Service -
    Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Alana Raybon was baptized as a child in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She attended youth activities and vacation Bible school and even sang in the choir. But today, she wears a headscarf and worships Allah. Her mother, Patricia, describes Alana's conversion to Islam as...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting May 17, 2015

    Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Music/Drama SUNDAY Pikes Peak Flute Choir - 3 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave.; thepikespeak flutechoir.com. Vocal Fusion Spring Concert - 3 p.m., St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 2111 Carlton Ave.; 634-7046. FRIDAY Alleluia Ringers of Concordia...

  • For Mother's Day, a place to mourn the babies who never came home

    By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service -
    Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    NISKAYUNA, N.Y. - The night she miscarried in 1968, Dorothy Caruso remembers remaining calm, as if she was watching someone else losing a much-wanted pregnancy. The baby was about three months along; she'd already bought a white baby sweater and a set of blocks. The day before, her...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting May 10, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama MONDAY Progressive Organ Recital - Colorado Springs Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, 3 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave.; 632-8836. TUESDAY "Easterside Joy" - Roman Catholic Chamber Choir, 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Catholic...

  • Colorado Springs-based Compassion International lays off nearly 5 percent of its U.S. workforce

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Compassion International, a Colorado Springs-based nonprofit that works to bring children out of poverty in more than two dozen countries, has laid off 48 employees as part of a budget-cutting move, according to an organization spokesman. The layoffs, which took place Tuesday, are...

  • Gatherings in Pikes Peak region planned for National Day of Prayer

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Millions of Americans are expected to hold hands, fall to their knees or close their eyes for a moment to pray for the "seven centers of influence" on Thursday, the 64th annual National Day of Prayer. Participants will ask for "God's continued blessings" and direction for what has...

  • Nebraska woman files suit in federal court against all homosexuals

    Omaha World-Herald
    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    A Nebraska woman claiming to be an ambassador for God and his son, Jesus Christ, is suing all homosexuals, according to the Omaha World-Herald. Sylvia Driskell, 66, asked an Omaha federal judge to decide whether homosexuality is a sin. Citing Bible verses, Driskell contends “that...

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