Friday marks the day that Theravada Buddhists celebrate Dhamma Day, also known as Asalha Puja or Asanha Puja Day. The festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the eighth lunar month. Dhamma Day commemorates the first teaching of the Buddha.
A Torah scroll valued at about $30,000 reported stolen from a St. Louis-area synagogue is one of a handful of Torah scrolls stolen in the past year in the United States. The motive may be a hate crime or the profit from selling sacred documents on the black market.
The leader of the Archdiocese of St. Louis was named last month as the first American to lead the Vatican supreme court.
As part of its first Theology Weekend, Karis Community Church gave three panelists the chance to present and defend the Unitarian Universalist, Islamic and Christian viewpoints of who Jesus is.
We’re pretty tired. Everyone’s a little sore from using crowbars and sledge hammers.
Making good on a promise to a friend to summarize his views on Christianity, Thomas Jefferson used a cut-and-paste technique to reassemble the excerpts of Scripture into what believed was a more coherent narrative.
The New Life Community Church held its second annual festival at the Boone County Fairgrounds, offering recreation, food and "patriotic family fun."
Our first main work site was a business located in the Czech district of the city. In the upstairs portion of the building, everything had dried out. But the basement was filled with sludge.
More than 1,500 people stopped by Flat Branch Park for free food, carnival games, raffle prizes and balloon animals.
More than 40,000 delegates, church leaders and visitors from around the world will meet for a convention of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest predominantly black denomination in North America.
In response to the massive damage from recent flooding in Iowa, a group of college students from The Crossing, including myself, organized a mission trip to Cedar Rapids from Thursday through Sunday to help with relief efforts. Some people in our group have family there, and others know no one. Yet, we all share the common desire to help people in desperate need.
Thirty volunteers through Mizzou Students for Christ will be traveling to New Orleans for a massive cleanup effort in the city’s Lower Ninth Ward. As part of the annual International Churches of Christ campus ministry conference, held this year in Baton Rouge from July 3-6. 1,400 students from around the country are scheduled to spend the day working.
Love INC is a Christian-based social work organization that strives to provide long-term solutions to those in need in Columbia, and fills the holes left by other charities.
The Holy Trinity is a Christian belief that God the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit are separate beings but still part of the “One God.”
Known as one of the most conservative bishops in the U.S., Raymond Burke was named to head the Vatican's supreme court.
The group is looking to bring medical supplies and other equipment to the island nation.
Food scares are adding to the popularity of kosher foods outside the Jewish community. Some people say they feel more confident buying kosher foods because the inspection process is more rigorous.
Questions about the economy, health care and the environment have taken center stage in thus far in the presidential campaign. Religion hasn’t been overlooked; in April, Democratic Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama addressed faith and social justice during a Compassion Forum at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. The forum helped bring religion to the nation’s attention as part of the presidential campaign. During the forum, the Democratic candidates talked openly about their faith and the role religion plays in everyday life in America. Today the Missourian continues an occasional conversation on the topic with Columbians.
The program is open to the public and features music, a potluck dinner and discussions about Cuba. The stop in mid-Missouri is one of several planned before the group heads to Cuba in mid-July.
The two cases concern priests from St. Elizabeth Parish in the 1970s.