Kansas City is the first stop of 28 for the Women of Faith tour. Since it began in 1996, 4 million women have attended. Women of Faith is scheduled to be in St. Louis June 26-27.
Living without Facebook, Twitter and texting during Lent is a test of discipline for some Catholics. But, it offers some advantages for the faithful, too.
Parents and children gathered Sunday to celebrate this year's Purim carnival at Congregation Beth Shalom.
Parking downtown is a struggle for churchgoers, especially during festival and football game weekends.
Questions have been raised about Angel Food Ministries, a non-denominational Christian charity that sells low-cost food boxes, after an FBI raid on the group's headquarters. The charity is also facing a lawsuit filed by two of its board members.
These are bad times for the economy, so Columbians are turning to churches to get help managing their money.
KaShaye Mathews, 15, of Columbia has learned to excel in ways doctors who diagnosed her with autism never thought possible.
There are no definite figures on conversions to Islam, but scholars say the shift is more about an approach to individual salvation. One Columbia woman started her college education as a Christian and ended it as a Muslim.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the 40-day period of repentance known as Lent. Those who observe Lent usually give up or take on something as a way of sacrifice and devotion.
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.
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.
Sahba Jalali and his family fled Iran for Columbia in 1978 to escape religious persecution for their Baha'i faith.
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.