From church pews to a downtown civic park, area citizens vented their anger and outrage at a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Several people were arrested Tuesday night as about 100 protesters marched through the Country Club Plaza and to Westport.
Area clergy and multiracial crowd gathered inside of Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday and joined hands to seek a prayerful response to civil unrest and hope a peaceful outcome in anticipation of a grand jury decision in Ferguson following the police shooting of an unarmed black teen.
An American priest named by Pope Francis as the Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor in September was among church officials who failed to report an abusive priest to law enforcement before the now-jailed and defrocked man committed other acts of sexual abuse, according to legal documents reviewed by The Boston Globe.
Elder Donald D. Deshler, of the Seventy, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: One of the most significant roles that Jesus Christ plays is that of mediator. That is, he meditates on behalf of humankind with the Father ("...there is one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." 1 Timothy 2:5).
A proselytizing student at Cascade High School in Everett, Wash., has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against Everett Public Schools, alleging administrators impinged on his First Amendment rights by suspending him for repeatedly handing out Christian tracts and preaching to other students on campus and during school activities.
Rabbi Kalman Levine, 55, was a graduate of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy in Overland Park. Rabbi Mosheh Twersky’s nephew, Meshulam Twersky, teaches at Hyman Brand. They were among four people struck down in a synagogue complex during their morning prayers by two Palestinian men. A police officer died later.
An official with the City Union Mission says the organization’s Christian ethic will prevent it from allowing legal same-sex couples who are homeless from staying in its family shelter. Other shelters say they will allow couples.
In coming to Nicaragua, I began somewhat perplexed over how we’d communicate with the peasant families with whom we’d spend small-group time every day.My concerns soon evaporated. Our interpreters were excellent. Body language and facial expressions spoke beautifully. And then there was Maria.
“The Hindu and the Cowboy,” a Kansas City-centric performance that celebrates our diverse cultures and faith traditions, will return Sunday for its 10th anniversary. The one-act play written by Donna W. Ziegenhorn will be performed by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Speaking with the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” Cardinal Seán O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, said he understands the message that leaving Finn in place sends to Catholics in Kansas City and elsewhere. The interview with O’Malley is expected to air Sunday evening.