More Faith And Values Articles

  • Pope names new envoy to Haiti on 5th quake anniversary

    Updated: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has named a new envoy to Haiti as he emphasized that much work still needs to be done to rebuild the country five years after the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake. The Vatican announced Saturday the appointment of Archbishop Eugene Martin Nugent as...

  • Side Streets: Stimulating discussions of philosophy, politics, poetry abound in Colorado Springs

    By Bill Vogrin, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Craving an adult conversation about politics or poetry or life in general? Looking for a place to express your deepest thoughts, be challenged on your beliefs or stretched intellectually by an opposing point of view in a nonthreatening, civil environment? A variety of opportunities...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Family falls on hard times, gets hand from Mercy's Gate

    By Ellie cole Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Todd Swank left a $7 million company that he was managing in Tulsa to move to Colorado Springs for a new...

  • Faith and values in 2014: Ten telling numbers

    By Cathy Lynn Grossman Religion News Service -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Scores of studies and surveys in 2014 revealed myriad, quirky ways we live out our faith and values. But the most intriguing findings were not always the headliners. Here are 10 telling numbers about religion and society that caught our eye. - One in 3 Americans want a divorce...

  • At Springs Rescue Mission, top chefs teach the 'hungry' to cook

    By lance benzel -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    Even as he honed his craft in some of the region's top restaurants, chef Tyler Peoples couldn't shake a nagging question. Were any of his customers "actually hungry"? A search for more authentic appetites pushed Peoples - a veteran of 2South Food and Wine Bar in Old Colorado City...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Jan. 4, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    Music/Drama SUNDAY Eric and Elisa Wicks - 3 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., free-will offering; 633-8888. JAN. 31 AND FEB. 1 "Legends" - Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 7 p.m. Jan. 31, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Broadmoor Community Church,...

  • Cuban Santeria priests welcome closer ties with US

    Updated: Sat, Jan 3, 2015

    HAVANA (AP) — A group of Afro-Cuban Santeria priests said Saturday the path is clear for improved dialogue between the U.S. and Cuba following the two governments' announcement of plans to renew diplomatic ties. The "babalawo" priests' annual "Letter of the Year" also foresaw dangers...

  • Pope prays for peace in hearts, families, world in new year

    Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis made his New Year's wish on Thursday: No more wars. Tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans crowded into St. Peter's Square for the pope's first window appearance of 2015. Francis expressed "the wish that there will never be more wars." He...

  • How adoption has forced evangelicals to grapple with race relations

    By Sarah Pulliam Bailey Religion News Service -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    Before she and her husband adopted a son and daughter from Ethiopia, popular evangelical blogger Jen Hatmaker said she had a different view about race in America. "A couple years ago, I would've said we're moving to a post-racial society because I was so underexposed to people of...

  • Colorado Springs Kwanzaa celebration allows sharing of culture

    By Kassondra Cloos -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration returned Saturday on what marked the 25th year since its founding. It's an important event for such a come-and-go city, event founder Anthony Young said. Typically, Kwanzaa is a family-centric holiday celebrated in people's homes, but...