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  • 'The Thorn' set to open at New Life Church in Colorado Springs

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    What began as a skit for high school kids in 1997 has grown into a nationally known and sought-after touring production. About 17,000 to 18,000 people attend the local annual performances of "The Thorn," a show often described as "The Passion of the Christ" meets "Cirque du Soleil."...

  • Will Pope Francis have a short papacy? Don't bet on it

    By David Gibson Religion News Service -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    In a wide-ranging interview he gave this month for the second anniversary of his election, Pope Francis touched on a variety of topics, from his concern about bad homilies to his upcoming U.S. visit to his one real wish: to go out for a pizza without being recognized. But leading...

  • Sand painter comes to Colorado Springs to demonstrate art - and love of Bahá'í faith

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Mitchell Silas paints on his knees, grabbing pinches of colored sand that he swiftly sprinkles into precise shapes, demonstrating a ritual of his Diné culture, formerly known as Navajo. His public painting isn't only a nod to tribal traditions, however. It's also intended to attract...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting March 22, 2015

    Published: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "Messiah - Parts II and III" - The Chancel Choir, orchestra and soloists of First United Methodist Church, 5 p.m., 420 N. Nevada Ave., $10; 471-4361. Bach Celebration Concert - 8 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte...

  • Pope in Naples: Resist local Mafiosi, seek honest jobs

    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis, visiting Italy's impoverished south on Saturday, encouraged Neapolitans to resist exploitation by Mafia dons and instead seek the dignity of honest jobs. On a day trip to Naples, Francis spoke to residents in Scampia, a rundown neighborhood dominated...

  • Kara Tippetts, the Colorado Springs woman who wrote an open letter to Brittany Maynard, is about to die

    By Sarah Pulliam Bailey, The Washington Post
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    A Christian author and blogger with terminal cancer who tried to convince Brittany Maynard to reconsider her November decision to die through doctor-assisted suicide is facing her own death. Maynard made headlines as the 29-year-old who chose to die on Nov. 1 by taking a legal lethal...

  • Gallery of Living Art at First Lutheran of Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Every spring for 20 years, First Lutheran Church of Colorado Springs has brought to life some of the world's best known and most beloved works of spiritual art. By recreating scenes from famous paintings and sculptures such as Michelangelo's "Pietà" and "Christ in the Garden of...

  • 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...

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