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Faith

'Who are the American Nones?' studies people without religious affiliations

The report was created by Missouri School of Journalism seniors, who looked at the profiles, preferences, philosophies and lifestyles of people who claim no affiliation with a religious group.

Former Columbia pastor returns for service at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Clanton C.W. Dawson has been a pastor for 30 years and served at several mid-Missouri churches from the mid-1980s to 2000.

FROM READERS: 'Love those who hate you' and other lessons from the Sermon on the Mount

Several years ago, I re-discovered a road map for life itself, an ancient teaching that is like a spiritual GPS, directing our lives with thought-by-thought precision.

St. Raymond's Society helps struggling families, single mothers

After an anti-abortion march in Washington, D.C., Mike Hentges started the organization to assist struggling pregnant women after they give birth.

PHOTO GALLERY: St. Paul A.M.E. Church hosts Good Friday Fish Fry

Columbia's St. Paul A.M.E. Church hosted its 1oth annual Good Friday Fish Fry on Friday. The menu included catfish, spaghetti and desserts.

Localized version of "God in the Box" documentary to screen at Ragtag Cinema

A localized version of documentary "God in the Box" will screen Thursday night at Ragtag Cinema, with a question and answer session with original "God in the Box" director Nathan Lang, Rev. Tim Carson and others to follow.

 

Pastor Luke Stockeland brings Open Door Baptist Church back from brink

As pastor of Open Door Baptist Church since March 2012, Luke Stockeland has increased attendance by more than 60 percent.

FROM READERS: Newman Center kids learn about Pope Francis through puppets, bingo

Joe Bradley found ways to help kindergartners at St. Thomas More Newman Center understand what it means for the Catholic Church to have a new pope.

Francis is first pope from the Americas

Jorge Bergoglio, 76, is known as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires cardinals enjoyed. He came close to becoming pope last time.

Catholic newspaper draws criticism from Kansas City bishop

The National Catholic Reporter called for Bishop Robert Finn's removal or resignation in September after he was convicted of failing to report suspected child abuse.

MU religious holiday guide intended to inform, not inflame

A story on the Fox News website asserted that MU treats Wiccan and pagan celebrations the same as mainstream holidays. An MU spokesman said it's not true.

American pope? Missouri native Dolan has long odds

Ballwin native Cardinal Timothy Dolan might represent the first real prospect of an American pope. Prevailing modern wisdom has been that a citizen of a superpower could not be elected pope.

New MU Hillel director steps in on temporary basis

Jeanne Snodgrass, the new director of MU Hillel, uses her experience with college students and business knowledge to expand programming. 

Lutheran Church Synod leader apologizes for Newtown pastor reprimand

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison reprimanded an interfaith prayer vigil, which incited outrage among bloggers and social media posters. Harrison apologized for the reprimand Monday.

Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI draws reaction from Columbia Catholics

Local Catholics respond to the announced resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on Monday.

Upward Basketball League about more than winning

One of three basketball leagues in Columbia, the program at Calvary Baptist Church has 38 teams and four cheer squads, bringing the total number of children involved to more than 400.

FROM READERS: The Altar at Olivet offers a mix between traditional, contemporary worship services

Brad Bryan, who leads worship at the Altar at Olivet at Olivet Christian Church, says his service provides the community with a service that is a balance of traditional worship with contemporary themes.

Missouri Catholic church laments theft of relics

The items were present in the church around the time of Christmas Masses, but cleaning crews noticed they were missing on Jan. 4.

Traveling pastor brings together Chinese Christian Church

Pastor Billy Ko brings experience from across the country and around the world to the Chinese Christian community.

Students celebrate Hanukkah with 9-foot tall menorah lighting

The Chabad Jewish Student Organization lit candles on a 9-foot tall menorah in the MU Student Center on Monday.

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