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Faith

Christian tattoos: Wearing faith on your half-sleeve

Religious tattoo sites pepper the Internet, and Christian tattoo shops are opening across the country.

Mission trip changes women's fair-trade mission

Four Columbia women opened a store downtown to offer alternative retail shopping, but a trip to Uganda changed the way they saw their position.

Publishers reinvent Bible formats for new generations

While the Bible has been recreated and repackaged innumerable times, publishers of the newest editions are using some distinctly unique formats to capture the attention of readers.

 

A fresh perspective on faith

Kristine Key, who said she is a devout Seventh-day Adventist who is active in her church, received an invitation to teach at the Islamic School and couldn't say no. She teaches kindergarten homeroom, fifth-grade science and communication arts at the school.

Columbia Catholic School celebrates All Saints' Day

As the jazzy notes of "When the Saints Go Marching In" played, youngsters dressed as saints came down the aisles, as the celebration of a special day got under way.

Young Christians grappling with broadened political views

For some young Christian voters, the best option for the presidential election may be to write in their own candidate.  At the very least, they’re thinking outside the box — the one the label “evangelical” has put them in.

Voters guides help faith groups make decisions

While houses of worship don't endorse political candidates in election cycles, they often publish guides for congregants to use before heading to the voting booth.

First Baptist Church to celebrate 185th anniversary

On Saturday, First Baptist Church is celebrating its 185th anniversary with a day of service and dedication of the Annie Fisher Food Pantry in the area of Blind Boone Community Center.

Columbians tread murky waters between politics and religion

In the midst of controversy and contempt, the people of Columbia became proactive in their search for commonality, understanding, and conversation that would build the bridge between divergent views of religion and politics.

Author says anti-rationalism, anti-intellectualism to blame for American ignorance

Susan Jacoby, author of the New York Times bestseller "The Age of American Unreason," gave a lecture at Columbia College on Tuesday.  She citied the three most destructive influences on Americans being the irrationalism of the religious right, the dominance of infotainment, and Americans' intellectual laziness.

Best-selling author speaks on the intersection of religion and politics

Susan Jacoby, author of New York Times bestseller "The Age of American Unreason," will lecture on her work investigating religious fundamentalism and political power at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Columbia College.

Leader of national Episcopal Church visits Kansas City

Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori visited the Kansas City area this past weekend and said a crucial part of preaching the gospel includes having church members ensure that the U.S. government make good its promises to provide financial help to Third World countries.

MU professor discusses prayer, health on CBS Early Show

MU professor Brick Johnstone's research suggests that the relationship between religion and health should impact thinking about health recovery. Specifically, he's interested in the role prayer and faith play after injuries to the right half of the brain.

'If you eat, you qualify': Food ministry eases economic pinch, stimulates volunteerism

William E. Connolly speaks about spirituality and politics

The political science professor from Johns Hopkins University spoke about coexistence among religious minorities and their importance in politics.

Calvary Episcopal's first female senior rector brings a fresh perspective

Since she arrived in March, the Rev. Paula Robinson has energized the Calvary Episcopal Church with her presence and vision. She is the church's first female senior rector.

William E. Connolly to speak on spirituality, belief and time

The author, known for his analysis of social science and work ith postmodern philosophy in political theory, will speak on issues raised in his latest book, "Capitalism and Christianity, American Style."

Columbia, state churches to pool supplies for needy

Members of Columbia churches will join thousands of people from around the state to gather and send out resources for local and worldwide mission organizations this weekend at the annual Festival of Sharing.

Columbia First Assembly of God mentors church in Fayette

The new pastor of Fayette's Assembly of God Church seeks to revitalize the small-town church with help from its mother church in Columbia.

Synagogues to observe Yom Kippur

Congregation Beth Shalom and the Hillel Foundation will observe Yom Kippur Wednesday evening and Thursday by holding services.

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