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Faith

National Baptist Convention U.S.A. gathering concludes in Kansas City

Members of the group will end their meeting Friday evening with a baptism service.

Eid-al-Fitr marks end of Ramadan

A celebration to mark the end of Ramadan will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.

National Baptist convention to begin in Kansas City

Roughly 30,000 delegates are expected at the convention of the country's largest black denomination.

Columbia Muslims share views on mosque near ground zero

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.

Area Catholics starting to prepare for revised Roman Missal

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.

 

Olive Café prepares for Ramadan

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.

Observing Ramadan? There's an app for that

Cell phone applications such as Find Mecca and iPray are making it easier for American Muslims to practice religious observances such as Ramadan.

Parents find ways to include children in 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.

Annual gathering of Vietnamese Catholics brings 60,000 to Carthage

Participants came from across the country to Missouri to attend the weeklong festival Marian Days, which has been held for more than 30 years.

Churches cautiously minister to sex offenders

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.

COLUMN: Vacate and spend time with God

A vacation doesn't require a trip to a new place, but rather a break from the stresses of your daily life.

Vietnamese Catholics to convene in Carthage

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.

 

Study says Amish expanding westward

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.

Chinese radio station hopes to become community station

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.

Vatican to consider St. Louis woman's recovery as miracle

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.

COLUMN: God's the eternal trash remover

Garbage bags might be great for around-the-house garbage, but with spiritual garbage we need a higher power.

Couple takes on responsibility of local Salvation Army church programs

Marquis and Twyla Brookins from Arnold were appointed to lead Salvation Army Church programs in Columbia. They started their duties Wednesday.

Foundation rates films on Christian values and themes

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."

53rd annual Olivet Christian Church barbecue benefits local organizations

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.

COLUMN: Partnering helps us meet the needs of the community

When organizations work together to serve others, it keeps costs down and the community together.

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