It’s all in how you tell it, local rabbis say when it comes to engaging teens in the Passover Seder. The holiday dinner commemorates the Israelites’ liberation and exodus from Egypt where they were slaves. “The Passover story is still the same tale of freedom, but with stories that reflect the times,” suggests Rabbi Malcolm Cohen of Temple Sinai Las Vegas.
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A prominent Mormon activist who has gone against the church by supporting same-sex marriage and questioning doctrine has been excommunicated by a council that found he publicly doubted the faith’s core principles, the activist said on Tuesday.
Drummer Paul Testa, pianist Ron Simone and bassist Dick Jones came to Las Vegas when live music was in its heyday on the Strip. Now they share their talents at The Lakes Lutheran Church during monthly Jazz Sundays. “While there is an entertainment value to it, also very important is that the music helps people connect to the word of God,” Testa says.
A victim of child sexual abuse by clergy criticized Pope Francis on Saturday for appearing to endorse parents who spanked their children.
Sifu JC Cox risked everything to open Naturally Organic Healing Center about a year ago. The Chan and Taoist priest specializes in herbs, Qi Gong, tai chi, meditation, protection chants and ceremonies, and blessings for homes, businesses and babies. The center is open to people of all faiths.
On Feb. 13, Jessica Hutchings will be installed as cantor at Congregation Ner Tamid in Henderson, marking a return to the valley in which she grew up and the congregation in which both her Jewish identity and her love of Jewish music was fostered.
Mormon leaders sought Tuesday to put their conservative church on middle ground in a major culture war issue — saying for the first time that they support some legal anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people, so long as the religious freedom of those who oppose gay equality is taken into account.
With Christmas services in the rearview mirror and many New Year’s resolutions already broken, church attendance might seem a likely target for seasonal lethargy come January. But local churches keep up the pace to convince people to be year-round parishioners.
Pope Francis on Wednesday sought to clarify his remark that Catholics should not breed “like rabbits,” saying economic injustice — not large families — was the real cause of poverty.
Catholics should not feel they have to breed “like rabbits” because of the Church’s ban on contraception, Pope Francis said on Monday, suggesting approved natural family planning methods.
Pope Francis said men should listen to women’s ideas more and not be male chauvinists. The Argentine pope made impromptu remarks during a youth rally at a co-ed Catholic university in the Philippine capital, Manila, after he noted that four of the five people who addressed him on stage were male.
“When you come to Sin City, you don’t have to convince someone they’re a sinner. They’re praying to win those jackpots, so you’ve already got a praying group that knows they’re sinners — and God is ready.”
Pope Francis said on Thursday he believed that man was primarily responsible for climate change and that he hoped this year’s Paris conference would take a courageous stand to protect the environment.
The diversity of the church is reflected in the languages used by the congregation to praise God. All worship is bilingual, in Spanish and English, with a smattering of Tagalog sprinkled in.
“They wave their Bibles at passersby, screaming their condemnations,” writes Kurt Eichenwald of evangelical Christians.
Words of inspiration and wisdom, even the abridged “aha” versions that suit our busy culture, are meant to push us on, soothe the soul. In these times, the world seems particularly eager to grasp at anything that resonates.
It’s a unique name for a church with a unique setting: a movie theater. Relentless Church held its initial first service in early December at Regal Downtown Summerlin 5, and regular services are set to launch Jan. 18.
During the season of giving, Jeanne Kilduff is busier than ever.
Dance and church have not always been a unifying force in American culture, but when they are combined by liturgical dancers, the result can be a sacred experience.
The West Las Vegas Arts Center is hosting an event to celebrate Kwanzaa, which was created by the African American community as a way to pay homage to African culture.
A five-year dream for the Las Vegas Coalition of Reason became reality just a few days before one of the world’s biggest religious celebrations.
Tens of thousands of people flocked to St. Peter’s Square to hear the Argentine pope deliver his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) blessing and message, marking the second Christmas since his election last year.
The commercialism of Christmas can overpower the biblical story of Jesus’ birth to those susceptible to its noise. However, local pastors find ways for their flocks to keep to the message while still having a little fun with the season.