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Ash Wednesday opens Lenten season

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, was celebrated at churches around the Las Vegas Valley.

Hanukkah celebrated at drive-in Las Vegas event

The Israeli American Council Center in the western Las Vegas Valley hosted a Hanukkah “glow-in-the-dark drive-in experience”on Saturday night.

Menorah lighted in downtown Las Vegas

In downtown Las Vegas, Rabbi Shea Harlig of Chabad of Southern Nevada will light the first candle setting on a menorah on Fremont Street on Thursday evening to mark the beginning of the eight-day Jewish festival of Hanukkah.

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new film

The papal thumbs-up came midway through the film that delves into issues Francis cares about most, including the environment, poverty, migration, racial and income inequality, and the people most affected by discrimination.

Mormon leader issues plea for members to help end racism

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ president issued another plea for members to help end racism, saying Sunday at the faith’s signature conference that God loves people of all races equally and that it pains him to see Black people suffer prejudice.

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