The groups cite recent studies that nearly 60 percent of rape victims are under the age of 18.
Entering a new place of worship has the potential to be an intimidating thing, whether it be a mosque, church or synagogue. Columbia religious leaders provide tips to become more comfortable in a different worship environment.
Karis Community Church used Valentine's Day to serve the Columbia community by volunteering.
The Legion of Black Collegians Gospel Choir has been around for more than 30 years. The group is more than just a choir and members try to use music and song to praise God and share the Christian message.
Those who use the DivorceCare program at area churches said it's the feeling of understanding and caring that makes the program successful.
Missouri Roundtable for Life hopes to change the constitutional amendment regarding stem cell research and abortion.
Sahba Jalali and his family fled Iran for Columbia in 1978 to escape religious persecution for their Baha'i faith.
Baha’ís believe all religions are in reality one religion that is continuously evolving. The Baha’í religion promotes lifestyles to help the formation of a global society.
Sherryl Laws and her son, Scott, forged a bond with the people of Craiova, Romania. Even after Scott's death in 2007, his dream of building a church there is being pursued by members of Evangelical Free Church in Columbia.
The school wasted little time in putting the Catholic Schools Week's theme to work on Monday by having parents and eighth-grade student volunteers deliver meals to elderly residents in Columbia through the Meals on Wheels program.
President Barack Obama spoke of many faiths in his inauguration speech. He also began his first full day in office with an interfaith prayer service. Both gestures were appreciated by many in Columbia's religious community.
Students at MU are forming a Jewish-interest sorority to add diversity into the Greek community.
Columbia's faith community has been working to learn more about how to become better stewards of the Earth. A Care for Creation meeting on Jan. 25 will focus on weatherization.
The Green Bible is printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink and has a cotton-linen cover. It's being used as a tool by Christian to get people talking about the environment.
The cowboy church movement is about 40 years old but has grown rapidly in recent years, especially among Baptists. The Web site Cowboychurch.net lists 13 cowboy churches in Missouri.
Heightened conservatism with the checkbook may be trickling down to affect individuals' financial contributions to churches.
The church hires its first full-time education director to focus on working with youth.
Rabbi Yossi Feintuch said he believes that science is "Judaism's ally" and can be used to help interpret the Torah. Pastor John Baker said he believes the Bible should be seen as a book of books, where each one is different and has a different function.
More than 100 people gathered Sunday at Congregation Beth Shalom to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.