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A pastor who presided over his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony and vowed to perform other gay marriages if asked can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.
The Mormon church has excommunicated the prominent founder of a Mormon women’s group.
The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has voted by large margins to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of “two people,” not just “a man and a woman.”
There’s an army in town, gathering momentum since the recession. Its mission: the training of leaders for participation in public life. And, while this army may not be fighting a holy war, it has been turning heads with victories that promise a better future for the valley.
A Roman Catholic priest responding to a break-in at his downtown Phoenix church grabbed a handgun that police say ended up in the burglar’s hands — and was then used to kill a fellow priest who tried to help.
Frank Schaefer lost his job but not his voice. Defrocked by the United Methodist Church six months ago for officiating his son’s same-sex wedding, Schaefer has gained a following among reformers who want the church to loosen its policies on homosexuality.
A prayer vigil for three Israeli teenagers kidnapped last Friday in the West Bank will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Boulevard.
Aleda Nelson’s interest in the Baha’i Faith began when she spotted a billboard at the corner of Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road. “It said, ‘One Planet. One people. Please,’ ” she recalled. “I had to know more.”
A priest was shot and killed and another was injured at a Roman Catholic church in downtown Phoenix, setting off an intense search for suspects and clues. The surviving priest administered last rites to the wounded clergyman while waiting for police to arrive.
The Rev. Maurice Phillips and his wife, Lady Carrie Phillips, started Kingdom Ministries in their living room in 2008. The small nondenominational church preaches the “whole word of God” to its members, according to Phillips.
Once a unifying cause for generations of American Jews, Israel is now bitterly dividing Jewish communities.
Erin Stevens isn’t that kind of evangelist who stands outside the strip club with her bullhorn, yelling at the customers to repent or face the flames.
How much clearer can this sign — “Do Not Form a Line Before 8 a.m.” — be? Yet it might as well be written in ancient Mesopotamian.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church has been a staple of Summerlin area for years. Catholics are familiar with the name, but perhaps not many outside the religion realize that Elizabeth Ann Seton’s deeds affected all of society.
Not everyone associates churchgoing with the ups and downs of cocktail waitressing at a Strip hot spot. But Charli Douglass saw an opportunity.
St. Simeon Serbian Orthodox Church will host a second fundraiser Wednesday to assist victims of flooding in the Balkans.
So you walk into a hospital room and try to convert everyone to Catholicism, right? An emphatic “no,” says chaplain Hilda Pecoraro.
When you listen to Rabbi Yehuda Maryles talk about the teens he mentors as local director of the Jewish Student Union, it becomes clear that if he didn’t have a whaddya-gonna-do sense of humor, they would probably have him running for the door.
What seemed like fun to some — spending a night sleeping in a cardboard box — is reality to others. Family Promise of Las Vegas promoted awareness of the plight of the homeless families it assists with an event called Cardboard City 2014.
For more than 50 years, Raymonde Fiol had locked away her childhood memories. She never talked about her childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, not even to her two children. The memories of being separated from her Jewish parents and hidden by a Christian family of Resistance fighters were just too painful.
A Nevada inmate who says he practices Satanism is accusing county jailers of violating his constitutional rights by denying him meals consistent with the strict diet of his pagan religion, including ice cream.
A new era in how we handle The End has begun. Figures from the Cremation Association of North America show a 9 percent leap in people choosing that option from 2007 to 2012. The group estimates that by 2016 a majority of Americans — 55 percent — will select cremation over traditional burial.