Saudi Arabia to hold ‘very limited’ hajj because of virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that because of the coronavirus only “very limited numbers” of people will be allowed to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage that...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Black Catholics: Words not enough as church decries racism

NEW YORK – Black Roman Catholics are hearing their church’s leaders calling for racial justice once again after the killing of George Floyd, but this time they’re demanding not just words but...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Amid pandemic, scores of Catholic schools face closure

Catholic schools have faced tough times for years, but the pace of closures is accelerating dramatically amid economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, sparking heartbreak and anger in scores...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Navajo Nation nonprofit, Durango church partner on supply drive

A stream of vehicles rolled into the Unitarian Universalist Church in Durango on Saturday, loaded with supplies for Navajo and Hopi tribal members in need. The church partnered with Toyei...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pandemic accelerates Mormon missionaries’ transition online

By BRADY McCOMBS and MARIAM FAM Associated Press BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – Wearing dress shirts, ties and name tags, three missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sit around...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Colorado reopens outdoor recreation, scenic trains and worship

San Juan Basin Public Health issued a public health order Friday for La Plata County allowing outdoor recreation businesses, gyms, recreational sports leagues and houses of worship to reopen under...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Faith leaders lead congregations through tumultuous time

NEW YORK – American religious leaders across faiths are grappling with the heavy burden of helping to heal two active traumas: rising civil unrest driven by the police killing of George Floyd and...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Justice Department backs Colorado church suit against Polis

DENVER – The head of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said Friday the department supports a Colorado church’s claim that state measures to combat the coronavirus discriminate...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Slowly, surely, houses of worship emerge from lockdown

For the first time in two months, there was clapping, singing and fellowship inside Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff, Kentucky, as members of the congregation returned to the sanctuary may 24...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Vallecito Church offers drive-in Sunday service

VALLECITO – Christ’s message, do not judge lest you to be judged, seemed an appropriate theme for Pastor Fred Hewett to relate Sunday as warring camps on the wisdom or foolishness of wearing a mask...

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poll: Most in US back curbing in-person worship amid virus

WASHINGTON – Most Americans think in-person religious services should be barred or allowed only with limits during the coronavirus pandemic – and only about a third say that prohibiting in-person...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

National Day of Prayer will be held online, on radio Thursday

The National Day of Prayer is an annual event held on the first Thursday of May every year since its inception in 1952. In years past, about 30,000 events take place on that day across the...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

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