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'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.

Columbia churches bless pets

During the week of the anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi's death, two Columbia churches held services to bless pets and celebrate their companionship.  St. Francis was the patron saint of animals and the poor and is used as a model for pet owners to treasure and care for the animals in their lives.

A day of blessings for the animals

Pet owners brought their animals to be blessed on St. Francis of Assisi Day at Calvary Episcopal Church. The guests were dogs, a cat and a snail.

New Fair Trade store to open downtown

Mustard Seed, a Fair Trade store in downtown Columbia, will open next week but will not sell coffee.

 

 

Broadway Christian Church pastor retires

Rick Frost spent a third of his life as pastor of Broadway Christian Church. He could become anyone's best friend in five minutes. Maybe it's because his childhood was spent on an island, and he grew up with a tight community of 500 people. Maybe it's because at 66, he can correctly use the term "cranked," slang for "excited," well enough to relate to any teenager. Or maybe it's the way he can crack a joke, like when Broadway Christian Church, where he has been serving as senior pastor for more than 20 years, threw him a huge farewell party and he walked up on the stage, grinned and asked, "What are we doing next week?"

Broadway Christian marks 50th Anniversary

The church plans a celebration on Sunday morning.

Eid al-Fitr celebration concludes Ramadan

Hundreds of Muslims gathered to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan and their month-long fast. The Islamic Center was too small to hold all the celebrants, and so they gathered at the Knights of Columbus. Yet even it was too small to hold everyone.

Joplin mosque's sign set ablaze

After a Joplin mosque's sign was set on fire early Thursday, the FBI has begun a hate crime investigation.

Finding faith: Journeys from birth to adulthood

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.

Archeological evidence of Jesus doesn't quell faith for believers

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?"

Islamic School of Columbia celebrates Ramadan

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.

Ramadan Fast-a-thon inspires cultural understanding

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.

Calvary Episcopal holds service to officially instate new rector

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.

Calvary Episcopal Church to install first female rector

The Columbia congregation celebrates the new ministry of the Rev. Paula Robinson.

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