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.
About 90 people attended the talk given by TEACH Ministries, which preaches an inspirational message of unconditional Christian love for and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on Friday night at the Missouri United Methodist Church.
This will be the first Sunday the church uses its new home inside the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts for services. The church previously used a ballroom in the Tiger Hotel for Sunday services.
Part of the church's sesquicentennial celebrations has included excavation of the original church, and that's led to some interesting discoveries.
After her daughter’s suicide, Mary Lou Wallner examined her faith-based views of homosexuality. She will share her understanding on Friday at Missouri United Methodist Church.
The 13-week program, taught via video, is designed to help families struggling with finances to "beat debt and build wealth God's way."
With the twenty-something voter turnout increasing, this presidential election rides on more than traditional evangelical values.
The three-day program will welcome 51 congregations from mid-Missouri.
Eastern Orthodox Christians began a 15-day fast Aug. 1. Fasting is a tradition that varies among religions.
Six-year-old Rickeah “Kiki” Henderson slowly edges her way into the brightly lit “Blind” Boone Center auditorium on a Wednesday night, right on time for dance practice. She is bashful, and her father has to coax her into the room. Already inside and waiting for practice to officially begin, the other members of For His Glory Dance Ministry are dancing and giggling.
Rabbi Yossi Feintuch says vegetarianism is a religious ideal. “When you read about the abuse of animals in our own industrial meat production, then you cannot say that God’s idea about compassion for animals is achieved,” he says. Feintuch blames the nature of modern-day factory farming. “When a shepherd slaughters his sheep, he has some personal sentiments for her, and he will do his best to make sure that she suffers the least, but that is not a value in the meat factory,” Feintuch says. “Judaism cannot be a part of that, as I see it.”
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.