Mitt Romney has often been reluctant to discuss his Mormon beliefs. They may help or hurt him with an American public largely unfamiliar with the faith as his campaign starts to focus on religion.
The Mid-Missouri Pride Fest held its third annual interfaith worship service Sunday afternoon. Leaders from more than six different faiths took part in the service. The festival ran all day Sunday in downtown Columbia.
Two MU students said religion remains a top priority for them, but relying on Columbia's tight-knit Islamic community helps them balance religious values with college life.
Missouri voters approved a state constitutional amendment that specifically allows public prayer and permits students to avoid assignments that violate their religious beliefs.
Southern Baptist seminary professors and evangelical scientists have pleasant discussion about evolution on the BioLogos website.
State lawmakers debated a "right-to-pray" measure that will appear on the Aug. 7 ballot. Columbia lawmaker Chris Kelly opposes the amendment and said it could lead to unintended consequences.
Thousands of delegates at the denomination's annual meeting in New Orleans were nearly unanimous in their support for the resolution that affirms their belief that marriage is "the exclusive union of one man and one woman."
A day after electing their first African-American president, Southern Baptists were considering a resolution Wednesday opposing the idea that gay rights are the same as civil rights.
The election is a big step for a denomination that was formed out of a pre-Civil War split with northern Baptists over slavery and for much of the last century had a reputation for supporting segregation.
The proposed amendment will appear on the Aug. 7 statewide ballot.
Forty-two of the 47 plaintiffs who settled claims against the diocese say that the diocese hasn't lived up to the requirements of the settlement.
Bikers can come to church in their leather and do-rags at the Son Riders Motorcycle Church. Son Riders provides a nontraditional Christian community of worship aimed at making bikers feel welcome.
Pastor. Chaplain. Sheriff? Meet Mike Bonham, the pastor of a Maries County church and the county chaplain. He's running for Osage County Sheriff, with faith and law enforcement in the balance.
Through popular music, worship activities and conversation, The Altar at Olivet Christian Church looks to engage worshippers in new ways.
The Lapines, who are the co-directors of Columbia's first and only Chabad house, hope to expand their outreach, as well as their services by next year.
For the children who are part of the league, the game isn't about winning or losing — it's about kindness, compassion and learning to play. There's also a strong faith component.
Broadway Christian Church held an early Easter service behind the church on Sunday morning.
Churchgoers in Columbia attended Easter services complete with choirs, organs and a brass ensemble.
More than 15 local churches and about 80 attendees participated in an ecumenical Good Friday service at First Presbyterian Church.
The temple located near Kansas City will be open to the public for two weeks before it is dedicated. After the dedication, only Latter-day Saints may enter.