The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, has said he thinks his traditional religious role should cease with his death rather than a “stupid” successor replace him and disgrace himself.
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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.
Bishop Gene Robinson announced the end of his marriage to Mark Andrew in an email sent to the Diocese of New Hampshire, where he served for nine years before retiring in 2012.
The parking lot of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church is a testament to the amazing things that can happen when discarded cardboard boxes meet the minds of dedicated people armed with duct tape, staple guns and scads of enthusiastic creativity.
“Never Again,” agreed the audience, nodding assertively to the words of Rabbi Felipe Goodman.
Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Square.
Retired pontiff Benedict XVI will help Pope Francis celebrate the sainthood ceremony Sunday for John Paul II and John XXIII, setting the stage for an unprecedented occurrence of two living popes canonizing two of their predecessors. About 1 million pilgrims are expected at the event and many were flooding into Rome on Saturday.
Some students aspire to entrepreneurship. Others dream of becoming shamanic healers, or Taoist and Buddhist priests. HyeYoung Seok, 19, is reaching for it all.
After years of struggling with sexual, physical and substance abuse, Annie Lobert found her calling. She founded Hookers for Jesus, a nonprofit that ministers to anyone in the sex industry.
While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, most Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.
Marking Christianity’s most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
Christmas is easy. December 25th. This year. Last year. Every year.