Later this week, more than two million Muslims are expected to descend on Mecca for the annual hajj. The Rashids are one of at least two Muslim families from Columbia who will be among them.
When John Baker and others reflect on his ministry and how First Baptist has pursued social justice and a sense of community over the last decade, it is clear his work has tried to be consistent with the church’s heritage.
Hanukkah, which began Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 12, is different from its neighbors on the December holiday calendar.
Muslims in Columbia have been without an imam since July, but the likelihood of finding a replacement before next spring is slim, said Ahmed Habib, chairman of the Islamic Center of Central Missouri.
This is the first time in several years that the Jewish festival of lights falls during the school year and not during finals week. For this reason, representatives of MU’s residence halls have decided to team up with Hillel, a campus Jewish student organization, to bring menorahs — and Hanukkah — to the dorms.
With the holiday season approaching, stress is nearly inevitable. One way to de-stress is through meditation, the focusing of thoughts and promotion of calmness.
According to statistics from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 million of the 13 million Mormons in the world live outside of the United States.
Christian networks from across the world are spending millions of dollars annually to distribute the Bible through audio, video and multimedia to the furthest corners of the earth.
Muslims continue a tradition of pilgrimages to the second-most holy city of Islam.
The Blind Boys of Alabama have been making gospel music since 1939. Throughout its career, the group has known tragedy and success.
The significance of male circumcision differs for each of the world's three largest religions.
“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.
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.
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.
During the festival, Hindus celebrate God as mother and worship three incarnations of Shakti, or cosmic energy.
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.
Unity Center of Columbia’s ministry offers blessings, memorials and end-of-life services for pets.
Caleb Rowden, a local Christian rock musician, talks about pressures from the mainstream and his dedication to making Christian music.
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.