The convention begins Thursday and runs through Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
Members of the group will end their meeting Friday evening with a baptism service.
A celebration to mark the end of Ramadan will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.
Roughly 30,000 delegates are expected at the convention of the country's largest black denomination.
Members of the Islamic Center of Central Missouri, located in Columbia, said Muslims deserve equal treatment and that the Manhattan community was likely to benefit from the mosque.
Columbia priests and parish leaders are preparing for the revised third edition of the Roman Missal, a new translation of the prayers of the Mass and other related changes. They expect to begin using the revised edition on the first Sunday of Advent in 2011.
The Olive Café, which specializes in Middle Eastern food, is preparing for its first Ramadan, a monthlong holiday in Islam. Evening hours have been extended, and the menu has been changed.
Cell phone applications such as Find Mecca and iPray are making it easier for American Muslims to practice religious observances such as Ramadan.
Muslim families find ways to encourage civic responsibility among their children who are too young to participate in the fast during Ramadan, which begins Wednesday.
Participants came from across the country to Missouri to attend the weeklong festival Marian Days, which has been held for more than 30 years.
Some churches try to welcome sex offenders as parishioners while draping a protective cloak over the children and others in the next pew.
Sex offenders across the country face laws and regulations that keep them from living near schools, parks, bus stops and pools. Some neighborhoods created association rules banning offenders from residing there.
A vacation doesn't require a trip to a new place, but rather a break from the stresses of your daily life.
The Marian Days festival is held each summer at the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix in Carthage, which is a Catholic order founded in Vietnam.
Missouri saw an 8 percent growth rate in the state's Amish population, who move because of suburban sprawl, land costs and tourism, among other reasons.
Yes, that is Chinese you're hearing on your radio — if you're within a couple of miles of KLJE's antenna on College Avenue.
Rachel Lozano has survived several bouts with cancer and underwent a stem cell transplant. She says her recovery is attributed to the intercession of the French priest Blessed William Joseph Chaminade.
Garbage bags might be great for around-the-house garbage, but with spiritual garbage we need a higher power.
Marquis and Twyla Brookins from Arnold were appointed to lead Salvation Army Church programs in Columbia. They started their duties Wednesday.
The Dove Foundation, which places a seal on movies employees consider family-friendly, is expanding its rating system to indicate movies the group deems "Faith-Based" and "Faith-Friendly."
The 53rd annual chicken and mutton barbecue at Olivet Christian Church raised money for local agencies and was expected to feed more than 2,000 people.