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Faith

Belief in Brief: Medina

Muslims continue a tradition of pilgrimages to the second-most holy city of Islam.

The Blind Boys of Alabama make a joyful noise

The Blind Boys of Alabama have been making gospel music since 1939. Throughout its career, the group has known tragedy and success.

Belief in Brief: Male Circumcision

The significance of male circumcision differs for each of the world's three largest religions.

Controversial abortion film to be shown in Columbia

“Lake of Fire” is receiving publicity both for its graphic images and its attempt to document the views of those on both sides of the abortion divide.

From pulpit to Internet: Seminary student creates fastest growing Web site

Chris Wyatt, a 38-year-old seminary student, created the fastest growing site on the Web, according to comScore. GodTube.com, a Christian version of YouTube, drew more than 4 million unique visitors during October.

A Bible for all seasons

Belief in Brief: Imprecatory prayer called against leaders of Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Southern Baptist pastor encourages the wrathful prayer after being accused of endorsing Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee.

Hindus celebrate festival of Navaratri

During the festival, Hindus celebrate God as mother and worship three incarnations of Shakti, or cosmic energy.

Beth Shalom builds new synagogue

A new synagogue is being opened up in Columbia to accommodate Congregation Beth Shalom’s need for more space to house religious school and ceremoniesal events.

Blessed are the animals

Unity Center of Columbia’s ministry offers blessings, memorials and end-of-life services for pets.

Positive faith keeps musician rocking

Caleb Rowden, a local Christian rock musician, talks about pressures from the mainstream and his dedication to making Christian music.

Eid al-Fitr marks end of Ramadan

Muslims around the world celebrated the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr, the festival of breaking the fast. The festival begins with the first sight of the new moon and was celebrated this year from Oct. 13 to 16.

PET project holds open house

The Personal Energy Transportation project is an interfaith organization sends vehicles to people around the world who cannot or have never walked.

Glossolalia, or speaking in tongues, open to debate

Speaking in tongues is a worldwide mystery both in science and religion.

Fasting ritual common among faiths

With the month of Ramadan in full swing, and the Yom Kippur fast recently ended, it’s time to examine the use of fasts in spiritual life.

Belief in Brief: Seventh-day Adventism

Seventh-day Adventism is a fast growing religion with more than 14 million Seventh-day Adventists worldwide.

Renowned Quran reciter brings his voice to Columbia

Mohamed El-Sayed Deif, a Quran reciter from Egypt, is reciting parts of the Quran daily at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Baptism welcomes believers into Christianity

The sacrament comes in many forms and, depending on one’s denomination, may be received as either an infant or adult.

Baha’i faith eases the tests that come with interracial marriage

The religion places an emphasis on commitments based in love for God rather than skin color or ethnicity.

Blunt launches faith-based initiative

The governor’s proposal to make it easier for faith- and community-based groups to provide services for Missourians in need was greeted by a standing ovation at the second annual Faith-Based Initiatives Answering the Call Conference in Jefferson City.

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