After a Joplin mosque's sign was set on fire early Thursday, the FBI has begun a hate crime investigation.
The Missourian sought to report on a few of the spiritual treks and rites of passage affecting thousands of mid-Missouri children and young adults each year. This series examines a handful of these journeys, from the choices parents make at a child's birth about which faith they'll learn to the commitment young adults make when finding a faith for themselves.
About 150 people gathered in Columbia recently to hear and talk about evidence of Jesus Christ's existence. Katharina Galor, a scholar with 20 years of archaeological experience in Israel, explored this question in her lecture "Jesus: What is the Archaeological Evidence?"
The Islamic School of Columbia is in the midst of celebrating Islam's most sacred holiday, Ramadan. To begin the celebration at the school, first-year Principal Zuhnia Kozbar made each student a gift bag filled with a toy, dates and other treats.
In observance of Ramadan, the Muslim Student Organization at MU hosted the annual Fast-a-thon aimed at promoting cultural understanding. Students from different backgrounds pledged to fast for a day to raise money for theCentral Missouri Food Bank.
More than 130 people gathered Wednesday at Calvary for a worship service called the Celebration of New Ministry whereby the Rev. Paula Robinson was officially instated as the church’s first female rector. Robinson has been acting as rector at Calvary since March.
The Columbia congregation celebrates the new ministry of the Rev. Paula Robinson.
About 30 students gathered to sing and worship together for the 18th annual See You at the Pole.
An MU professor is part of a team that has examined why people engage in religious behavior. The researchers hope an anthropological study will provide better answers than have been previously found.
Kenny and Karen Sherin live what might seem to be a normal life. Kenny holds a job and takes classes at MU for his doctoral degree. Karen stays home with their 4-year-old son, Matthew, and works out of their house.
Sunday marks the church’s anniversary, which the congregation will celebrate with memories and food.
Kosher cooking used to have a staid, grandmotherly reputation in the U.S., but hip, quicker ways of handling food have emerged to cater to a changing Jewish palate.
In an effort to encourage people with diverse backgrounds to engage in civil discussions of politics, Missouri United Methodist Church is inviting the Columbia community to participate in their “Civil Dialogue in an Election Year” conference.
Since the Missouri Department of Public Safety and Gov. Matt Blunt's Faith-Based Initiative held a symposium in June, several mid-Missouri churches are developing diaster responses in their communities. Attendees of the symposium were encouraged to return to their congregation and pick one of eight human services missions.
Rick Frost will be replaced by and interim minister, Larry Gallamore.
Care for Creation is gathering members of the interfaith community to eat ice cream made with solar power and discuss how to involve their community in being good stewards of the earth.
A forum titled "Politics and Religion - God in the White House" is being held during MU's School of Journalism centennial, focusing on the involvement of religion in the political arena and the public's views on this trend.
Jennifer Holland, a lifelong Catholic, wants others to better understand the rosary tradition that she says has fallen by the wayside.
The mid-Missouri Muslim community donates to the Central Missouri Food Bank every year during Ramadan, a time for fasting.