The pope pulled together the priorities he has laid out in eight months of homilies, speeches and interviews and put them in the broader context of how to reinvigorate the church's evangelical zeal in a world marked by indifference, secularization and vast income inequalities.
Airports are mini-cities with their own movie theaters, fire departments and shopping malls. Many also have chapels, typically tiny non-denominational spaces, in out-of-the-way locations. They offer an escape from constant gate change and security announcements and are staffed by 350 part- and full-time chaplains worldwide — Roman Catholic, Protestant and, to a lesser extent, Jewish, Muslim or Sikh.
The annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday evening welcomed people of all ages and faith backgrounds to share a service and a meal.
The American Humanist Association filed a federal lawsuit against Missouri’s Fayette School District on Wednesday, saying Fayette High School is unconstitutionally promoting Christianity through teacher-led prayer.
Next week marks a rare occurrence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving landing on the same date. People throughout the U.S. are inventing creative culinary and entrepreneurial concepts to mark the occasion.
Joy Randle, who uses puppets and songs to tell stories from the Bible, has invited members of both black and white churches to take elementary-age children to the event.
World religions classes in Columbia high schools provide classroom conversations with an opportunity to help students be in tune with the world—and themselves.
Jewish Americans are preparing to celebrate a rare convergence this holiday season, when Thanksgiving will fall on the second day of Hanukkah.
The church's congregation includes people of different ages, races and cultures, but the Rev. Amy Gearhart, the church's first female senior pastor, said she wants to see even more diversity.
Vladimir Foreman, who spoke Saturday at The Crossing Church in Columbia, said a simple gift from Operation Christmas Child changed his perspective.
In interview, Pope Francis signals different out look on abortion, homosexuality and contraception.
The fifth new principle in the last six years, Elaine Hassemer, started at Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School on Wednesday, and said she plans on staying long enough to make a difference.
Pope Francis' comments on gays, Latin Mass and women's role within the church are inciting a controversy among Catholics.
The pope is in Brazil on a seven-day visit meant to fan the fervor of the faithful around the globe.
On Wednesday, Mohamed Gumati, owner of International Cafe in downtown Columbia, and his family, celebrated iftar, the breaking of the Ramadan fast.
By definition, Ellie Ragland is an atheist, a word that annoys her. She finds atheism to be an adversarial word that presumes a God to begin with. She prefers “non-believer” because how could she be against a God that doesn’t exist?
Gale Fuller has been a circus performer, a Navy corpsman, a teacher and, for the last 30 years, a humanist minister. In this capacity he has officiated about 200 wedding ceremonies.
The report was created by Missouri School of Journalism seniors, who looked at the profiles, preferences, philosophies and lifestyles of people who claim no affiliation with a religious group.
Clanton C.W. Dawson has been a pastor for 30 years and served at several mid-Missouri churches from the mid-1980s to 2000.