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  • NYC's plan for prayer break in pre-K classes raises concerns

    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a group that champions the separation of church and state says a plan to permit a midday prayer break in some publicly funded New York City prekindergarten classes is "asking for a lawsuit." The controversy comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio aims to expand his...

  • Christian caveman

    By Brian Pellot Religion News Service -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    CAPE TOWN - Past the beach, down the overgrown train tracks and through a darkened tunnel sits Clifford's Cave. Cape Town native Clifford Brandon says God led him to this abandoned seaside shelter in the town of Wilderness, South Africa, eight years ago, soon after mudslides...

  • 'Messiah' Parts II and III performed at First United Methodist in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    As a minister of music, James Steven Harter has conducted George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" more than 40 times over the course of his career. The three-part English-language oratorio, composed almost 275 years ago, is still an audience hit today, especially around Christmas. When he...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting March 15, 2015

    Published: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "A Little Princess" - 2:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave, $15, $12 seniors or military, $5 students, at door or at fumc-cs.org/a-little-princess-1. Mozart and Beethoven Piano and Wind Quintets - 2:30 p.m., Benet Hill...

  • Saudi single women challenge tradition in love and marriage

    By AYA BATRAWY The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Amna Fatani knows she wants a brilliant career and a life different from that of Saudi women of her mother's generation who married early, usually to a husband not of their own choosing. The 27-year-old, studying for her master's degree at Georgetown University...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting March 8, 2015

    Published: Sun, Mar 8, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY Taylor Memorial Concert - "French Masterworks" - 3 p.m., Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St.; gssepiscopal.org. SUNDAY and FRIDAY-MARCH 15 "A Little Princess" - A story of resilience and the power of imagination, 7...

  • AP PHOTOS: Russian priest finds peace at world's south end

    Updated: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Sophrony Kirilov pulls hard on the strings of the heavy Russian bells from inside the world's southernmost Eastern Orthodox church, calling to anybody who wants to pray on this remote Antarctic island. The 38-year-old Russian priest is clad in a...

  • AP PHOTOS: India celebrates spring with festival of colors

    Updated: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Holi, India's joyful and colorful celebration of the arrival of spring combined with several religious legends, has long ceased to be only a Hindu festival. The streets and lanes across most of India have turned into a large playground where people of all faiths throw...

  • Feminist activist held in China ahead of Int'l Women's Day

    Updated: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — A well-known Chinese feminist activist was detained in Beijing two days before the observance of International Women's Day, her lawyer said Saturday. Lawyer Yan Xin said he didn't know why police detained activist Li Tingting and an unspecified number of others. He said...

  • Afghan artist dons armor to protest street harassment

    Updated: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan performance artist Kubra Khademi was just 4 years old the first time she was molested by a stranger on the street, and recalls thinking one thing: "I wish my underwear was made of iron." So more than 20 years later she donned a suit of armor with large...

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