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  • Colorado Springs faith community delivers message of unity, forgiveness at vigil

    By Ellie mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    The resounding message at a Colorado Springs vigil Friday night was one of unity and forgiveness among people of all faiths. More than 100 people, including more than a dozen leaders from area congregations and faith groups, came together to pray for the nine people slain at a...

  • Families of Charleston 9 forgive shooting suspect in court

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — They forgave him. They advised him to repent for his sins, and asked for God's mercy on his soul. One even told Dylann Storm Roof to repent and confess, and "you'll be OK." Relatives of the nine people shot down during a Bible study session inside their historic...

  • Church shooting suspect previously arrested on drug charge

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Four months before the deadly shooting rampage at a black Charleston church, Dylann Roof was arrested at a shopping mall on a drug charge after going around dressed all in black, asking employees questions that raised suspicions. He was arrested there again two...

  • Colorado Springs church increases security after South Carolina shooting

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Members of Colorado Springs' lone African Methodist Episcopal Church expressed mournful grief and began beefing up security Thursday after a white gunman killed nine black churchgoers who had gathered for prayer in Charleston, S.C. "We're a connectional church... so if the toe hurts,...

  • Sheriff's Office on alert because of anti-Islam barbecue in Colorado Springs area

    By chhun sun and Kassondra Cloos The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    An upcoming weekend barbecue hosted by a local motorcycle club to protest the Islamic holiday Ramadan has the El Paso County Sheriff's Office ready to provide "extra man power" at the event. A flier obtained by The Gazette says the Colorado Springs chapter of the Infidels Motorcycle...

  • Denver church to hold vigil for South Carolina victims

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    DENVER — A Denver church is holding a vigil Thursday night to pray for victims and discuss safety issues in response to the shooting at a South Carolina African Methodist Episcopal church that left nine people dead. Pastor Timothy Tyler of the Shorter Community AME Church in Denver...

  • Pastor killed in South Carolina church shooting was also honored legislator

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Clementa Pinckney, among those killed in the Charleston church where he was the beloved pastor, was also a state senator lauded Thursday as "the best of the 46 of us in this chamber" as colleagues gathered in tribute near his black-draped desk in the state Capitol. A...

  • For Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs, a time to celebrate and remember

    By Amanda Hancock amanda.hancock@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    The sisters of Benet Hill Monastery have a simple motto: work and pray. And after 50 years in Colorado Springs, they're adding celebrate to the list. "We're grateful each and every day, but this is a very special time to be reconnected and remember the past together," said Sister...

  • Colorado Springs author: God speaks to us through pop culture

    BY LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    God is present in Gotham City - whether the Caped Crusader knows it or not. He walks with Walter White, the doomed antihero of "Breaking Bad." We hear his voice in pop music anthems and violent video games. Those are just some of the provocations at the heart of "Burning Bush 2.0:...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting June 14, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama JUNE 26 "Jazz in the Garden" - With New Vintage Jazz, 7 p.m., Memorial Garden, North Tejon and Monument streets; tinyurl.com/l62nv2p. Conferences/Retreats WEDNESDAY-JUNE 21 Colorado Cowboy Camp Meeting - Teaching, singing and fellowship, Hank...

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