Cowboy ministry returns to Mancos

Mesa Trails Cowboy Church in Mancos welcomes Leroy and Reda Cowart as pastors. Leroy and Reda Cowart served at the church at 221 Menefee St. from 1994 to 1999. Since that time, they have traveled...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Utah group to start Boy Scout troop with gay leaders

SALT LAKE CITY – Days after the Boy Scouts of America lifted a blanket ban on gay leaders, a Utah group that pressed for the legalization of gay marriage in the state announced Tuesday it will...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash

LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China — About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

British university says Quran parchment among oldest

LONDON — A British university disclosed Wednesday that scientific tests prove a Quran manuscript in its collection is one of the oldest known and may have been written close to the time of the...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

World mayors urge ‘bold climate agreement’

VATICAN CITY – Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral imperative, gathering at the Vatican to announce new...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Israeli government clashes with liberal Jewish streams

JERUSALEM — Israel’s narrow coalition government, propped up by two ultra-religious parties, is butting heads with liberal streams of Judaism that dominate Jewish life in the United States —...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Vacation Bible School in full swing

DATE: July 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Court: Health law doesn’t infringe on religious freedom

DENVER — The federal health care law doesn’t infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in employee health plans, a federal...

DATE: July 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Briefs

Mountain View names youth pastor Mountain View Baptist Church has announced that Todd Giesen will serve as its youth pastor. Giesen, who has a bachelor’s degree in religious education and several...

DATE: July 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Celebration honors first Native American saint

A procession in Cortez on Sunday, July 12 will present a handpainted banner picture from Italy and begin the celebration to honor of the First Native American Saint, St. Kateri Tekakwitha. The...

DATE: July 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Believe, follow, participate

I am a Christian – an identity that I wish reflected more clearly what I mean by that. The reason I wish it was clearer is that, as an atheist friend has pointed out more than once, the label has...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

How do you say ‘goodbye’?

After four years in this area, I’m being appointed to the Fort Morgan United Methodist Church in northeast Colorado. And as the day of our departure grows close, the emotions grow as well. How do...

DATE: June 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith