Religion http://kuer.org en Greek Orthodox Parish Meets to Resolve Conflict http://kuer.org/post/greek-orthodox-parish-meets-resolve-conflict <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The gymnasium at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox church in Holladay was packed with hundreds of parish members on Sunday.&nbsp; The general meeting was called to try and resolve the conflict that has kept the parish priests from holding regular services for most of the past month.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:55:45 +0000 Dan Bammes 34493 at http://kuer.org Greek Orthodox Parish Meets to Resolve Conflict KUER News Pod: Monday May 6, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-may-6-2013 <p>A local youth soccer referee dies after being assaulted during a game, the Salt Lake County District Attorney drops more West Valley City Police Department drug cases, and Park City says goodbye to a beloved Rabbi.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F91012564&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:02:17 +0000 Brian Grimmett 28851 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday May 6, 2013 Mary Evelyn Tucker: Religion and Ecology http://kuer.org/post/mary-evelyn-tucker-religion-and-ecology <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The University of Utah College of Law is hosting the annual <a href="http://today.law.utah.edu/?events=12233">Stegner Symposium</a> this week, focusing on Religion, Faith and the Environment. Increasingly, people of faith are citing their beliefs as a major motivation for protecting the environment and caring for those at the margins of society.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:40:00 +0000 Dan Bammes 27668 at http://kuer.org Mary Evelyn Tucker: Religion and Ecology LDS Women Seek Ordination http://kuer.org/post/lds-women-seek-ordination <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The prayer offered by Jean Stevens at the end of the Saturday morning session of the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was unprecedented – no woman has ever been asked to pray in a General Conference session.</p><p>The change could be seen as part of an effort to draw attention to the leadership roles Mormon women already serve in their church – and a way of countering pressure from some members to ordain women to the LDS priesthood.</p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 16:36:35 +0000 Dan Bammes 27440 at http://kuer.org LDS Women Seek Ordination KUER News Pod: Monday March 25, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-march-25-2013 <p>The Gateway Mall looks to get out of the shadow of City Creek, a couple of Utah airports will feel the effect of federal spending cuts, and Bishop John C. Wester of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake sits down with KUER’s Dan Bammes.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F84887535&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:53:42 +0000 Brian Grimmett 26852 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday March 25, 2013 Utah Reaction to Benedict XVI Resignation http://kuer.org/post/utah-reaction-benedict-xvi-resignation <p><a href="http://www.dioslc.org/bishop">Utah's Roman Catholic bishop</a>, as well as some non-Catholic religious leaders, were stunned by today's announcement that Pope Benedict the 16th will resign at the end of February.</p><p>Bishop John Wester met Benedict the 16th on a couple of occasions during his eight-year papacy and said he was always impressed by Benedict's kindness. &nbsp;Wester says he was also impressed by the pope's commitment to speaking the truth and by the way he confronted the most difficult issues facing the church.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:20:15 +0000 Dan Bammes 24879 at http://kuer.org Utah Reaction to Benedict XVI Resignation Utah Buddhist Congregation Celebrates Bodhi Day http://kuer.org/post/utah-buddhist-congregation-celebrates-bodhi-day <p></p><p>When&nbsp; we say, “Happy Holidays,” Utahns typically mean Christmas and Chanuka or the winter solstice for some folks.&nbsp; For Utah’s oldest Buddhist congregation, the winter holiday they’re celebrating this weekend is called Bodhi Day.&nbsp;</p><p>The sound of the <em>daikin</em> begins the Sunday service at the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple. &nbsp;Reverend Jerry Hirano leads the congregation through the chants and hymns that make up the Jodo Shinshu or Pure Land Buddhist service.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:42:08 +0000 Dan Bammes 22273 at http://kuer.org Utah Buddhist Congregation Celebrates Bodhi Day Italian Government Grants LDS Church Official Status http://kuer.org/post/italian-government-grants-lds-church-official-status <p>After decades of negotiations the Italian Government has finally granted the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints official status as a church and partner of the state.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Brian Grimmett 16245 at http://kuer.org Italian Government Grants LDS Church Official Status