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  • 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...

  • Faith-based comedian Ken Davis hopes to inspire audiences

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Ken Davis' side of the conversation is peppered with one-liners. There's the one about getting into comedy as soon as the doctor slapped his bare bum in the delivery room and said, "It's a boy." Then there's the self-deprecating one about how he used to look like a walking manatee....

  • Football great Jim Kelly's faith sustains a family tested by trials

    By Kim Lawton, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly -
    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is considered one of the NFL's better quarterbacks. He led the Buffalo Bills to a record four consecutive Super Bowls in the 1990s - and they famously lost all four. Nonetheless, he earned a reputation for a gridiron grit that became...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting May 3, 2015

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "The Last Dance" - Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 2:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., $20; chamberorchestraofthe springs.org. THURSDAY Canyon Winds - 6:45 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 701 N. 20th St.;...

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