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Faith

New generation of cooks offers hip take on kosher

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.

Local church hosts conference to promote political discussion

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.

Interfaith community shares ideas on caring for creation

Mid-Missouri churches work to develop disaster response

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.

Broadway Christian Church minister retires

 Rick Frost will be replaced by and interim minister, Larry Gallamore.

Interfaith group to hold climate change event

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.

Panelists to discuss religion and politics

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.

Boone County woman writes guide to reciting the rosary

Jennifer Holland, a lifelong Catholic, wants others to better understand the rosary tradition that she says has fallen by the wayside.

Muslims emphasize charity during Ramadan

The mid-Missouri Muslim community donates to the Central Missouri Food Bank every year during Ramadan, a time for fasting.

Speakers aim to create safe haven in ministering to gays

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.

Karis Community Church settles into Missouri Theatre

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.

Millersburg Christian Church celebrates rich history

Part of the church's sesquicentennial celebrations has included excavation of the original church, and that's led to some interesting discoveries.

TEACHing love: Mother to share story of loss, transformation, acceptance

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.

3 churches offer Financial Peace University

The 13-week program, taught via video, is designed to help families struggling with finances to "beat debt and build wealth God's way."

Mixing religion and politics

With the twenty-something voter turnout increasing, this presidential election rides on more than traditional evangelical values.

Jehovah's Witnesses convene in Columbia for district convention

The three-day program will welcome 51 congregations from mid-Missouri.

The Eastern Orthodox Christian Tradition of Fasting

Eastern Orthodox Christians began a 15-day fast Aug. 1. Fasting is a tradition that varies among religions.

For His Glory Dance ministry uses Christian principles to guide relationships

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 finds vegetarianism to be a religious ideal

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.”

Dhamma Day celebrates Buddhist teachers

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.

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