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  • Pope prays in Istanbul mosque in new outreach

    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Pope Francis stood Saturday for two minutes of silent prayer facing east in one of Turkey's most important mosques, a powerful vision of Christian-Muslim understanding at a time when neighboring countries are experiencing violent Islamic assault on Christians and...

  • Families asked to host visitors for pope's US trip

    KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those traveling to the city to see Pope Francis next year. With hotel rooms filling up fast for the Roman Catholic-sponsored World Meeting of Families, organizers hope to find more...

  • I-70 widening plans attract fire from Denver faith groups

    By Monte Whaley, The Denver Post
    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Metro-area faith leaders say a $1.8 billion plan to widen a portion of Interstate 70 in northeast Denver should be scuttled because it is a public health threat and will break up low-income families in the area. A group of faith organizations, led by members of the Iliff School of...

  • 'Homeless Jesus' statue installed in Charleston

    DAVID GUTMAN, The Charleston Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Walk down Washington Street in downtown Charleston, across the street from the post office, and you'll come to a bronze park bench that wasn't there a few weeks ago. You may be hesitant to take a seat. There's a man, who looks to be homeless, asleep on the...

  • Colorado pastor leads group of 'freedom riders' to join Ferguson protest movement

    BY Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Anthony Grimes wants to be part of the movement and use the lessons of Ferguson to create change in Colorado. Grimes, a 30-year-old pastor and community activist from Denver's Park Hill neighborhood, is leading his second delegation of "freedom fighters" to Ferguson, Mo., this week....

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Overwhelmed family turns to Ecumenical Social Ministries

    By Evelyn Bonilla Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    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. Julie knew her family needed help when she walked through the door of Ecumenical Social Ministries. Her...

  • Finding the family tree takes diligence, patience and a love of research

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    You've always wanted to know if your mother's great-great-grandmother died in a Colorado Springs tuberculosis sanitarium. You may be in luck This is the "Year of the Obituaries." Hundreds of thousands of genealogy volunteers worldwide, including many in Colorado Springs, have...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Agency helps couple fulfill dream of family

    By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    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. Kayla Fillinger has polycystic ovary syndrome, and after having several miscarriages, she realized that...

  • Thanksgiving turkey drives bring in thousands of birds

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Most of the people in need who requested turkeys or hens from the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado will get one this year. About 88 percent of the people requesting birds for a Thanksgiving Day feast received one - a greater share of the people in need than helped in...

  • Empty Stocking Fund adds 5 agencies, helps nonprofits meet growing community needs

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    The calls mount, often at all hours of the day: A veteran, teetering on the edge of homelessness, sees an eviction notice taped to his door and needs help. A woman, beaten by an abusive husband, seeks refuge at a safe house. Same goes for a child, one fearful of another abuse-filled...

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