<![CDATA[Religion & Faith News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST Faith 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Clergy, Donnelly College leaders plan forum, peace march in KCK http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article96805532.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:54:00 CDT

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Gay pastor agrees to leave her post at Johnson County church http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article96377412.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:34:05 CDT

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Missouri Catholic bishops urge defeat of gun bill allowing concealed carry without training http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article96124342.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:21:44 CDT

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Missouri clergy guilty of trespassing in Capitol protest http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article96153232.html#storylink=rss Twenty-two Missouri clergy members could face up to six months behind bars after being convicted Wednesday on trespassing charges and acquitted of other counts in connection with a peaceful 2014 protest over Medicaid expansion at the state Capitol.

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Voices of Faith: Why did Gandhi say, 'If it weren't for Christians, I'd be a Christian?' http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article96111482.html#storylink=rss Chuck Stanford, lama emeritus, Rime Buddhist Center: To fully understand this quote, it is important to know the backstory from where it came.

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Gay pastor will leave her post at Kansas church http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article96653532.html#storylink=rss On a cold Sunday in January, Cynthia Meyer, pastor at Edgerton United Methodist Church, came out to her congregation.

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Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell is eager to take on new role in the Vatican http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article96311297.html#storylink=rss DALLAS-Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell has been called by Pope Francis to oversee a new Vatican department focused on the lives of ordinary Catholics around the world.

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Missouri takes 23 to trial over 2014 civil disobedience; what a waste of time, money http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article95849562.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 19:14:17 CDT

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Are churches being muzzled? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article95887037.html#storylink=rss The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Monday, Aug. 15:

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Nazarene university professor shares views on God, loses academic freedom http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article95603322.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 08:09:42 CDT

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Thomas Jay Oord talks about temptation http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article95274407.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:27:12 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article95274407.html Voices of Faith: What’s the most important thing someone can learn from your faith? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article93956097.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Children taught they can choose gender, pope tells Polish bishops http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article93389202.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 20:44:23 CDT

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Pope: Not right to talk about a ‘violent, terrorist’ Islam http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article92987157.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 20:17:57 CDT

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Voices of Faith: What’s the best part about going to church? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article92597557.html#storylink=rss Participants can delight in living in a caring community, says the Rev. Bob Hill

Church is an ideal place to keep happy, upright and balanced, says the Rev. Duke Tufty

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Atheists sue over use of tax dollars relating to KC Baptist convention http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article91730182.html#storylink=rss Lawsuit pertains to $65,000 from Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund

City says money would go for secular purpose

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Voices of Faith: Why are there so many arguments about what’s in the Bible? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article91283822.html#storylink=rss Both writers say the Bible’s many translations by fallible human beings could be the root of disagreements over specific passages. The Bible, however, remains an important moral compass for humanity.

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Noah's Ark theme park is impressive, but its ‘facts’ don’t hold water http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article90028382.html#storylink=rss Noah’s Ark replica made of 3.1 million board feet of timber

Creationist theme park tries, fails to make theology scientific

Many Christians don’t see conflict between faith, evolution

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To control mosques, Egypt provides standardized sermons http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article89909312.html#storylink=rss Egypt is forcing Muslim clerics to read standardized government-written sermons at Friday prayers

Egypt has previously tried multiple times to monitor and influence the content of Friday sermons

But this marks the first time that pre-written sermons are being nationally distributed and enforced

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Voices of Faith: In your religion, is stealing ever OK? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article89699007.html#storylink=rss The negative impulse of theft results from greed, selfishness and discontent, Arvind Khetia says

Islam emphasizes solving the problem of poverty before applying punishment for stealing, says Mohamed Kohia

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Overland Park Messianic congregation honors ancient tradition in hand-carrying Torah to new building http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article89253562.html#storylink=rss The Or HaOlam Messianic Congregation carried its Torah scroll four miles to mark the move

The group is now located at 9898 W. 95th St.

The congregation of about 140 people includes both Jews and non-Jews

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Overland Park Torah procession http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article89252687.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:25:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article89252687.html In KC area churches and holy places, deep reflection on violence, race and loss http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article88786077.html#storylink=rss Deaths of five police officers in Dallas and two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota are on the minds of churchgoers

Congregants pray, remembering all the deaths: of the civilians, of the fallen police officers

“We need to come together as a nation and face racism,” says parishioner Leola Evans

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KCK pastor C.L. Bachus reacts to the Dallas police shootings http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article88590952.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 20:05:47 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article88590952.html Kansas City area clergy members react to the Dallas shootings http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article88541242.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:22:43 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article88541242.html Voices of Faith: Does God want me to be happy? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article88457457.html#storylink=rss The answer is unequivocally “yes,” says Rabbi Mark Levin

Freewill makes this a more complicated matter than you might think, says the Rev. John Holzhuter

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Lenexa church opposes young sex crime victims remaining anonymous in civil lawsuit http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article88327962.html#storylink=rss Two girls and their guardian sued Westside Family Church, saying it knowingly let teen sex offender be around kids

The victims’ attorney filed a motion to keep the girls’ identities secret during the civil lawsuit

The church’s attorney opposed that motion and said the case should be dismissed and refiled

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Divorced Catholics must avoid sex, Philadelphia archbishop says http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article88098767.html#storylink=rss Guideline reflects stance taken by St. John Paul II

Pope Francis’ document on family life in April opened a door to divorced, civilly remarried Catholics

Bishops were given power to decide on a case-by-case basis for divorced people to receive Communion

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Ramadan ends with Eid celebration http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article87949572.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:14:57 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article87949572.html Elie Wiesel, eloquent Auschwitz survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies at age 87 http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article87456572.html#storylink=rss He seared the memory of the Holocaust on the world’s conscience

“Wiesel is a messenger to mankind,” the Nobel citation said

He visited the Truman Library and Museum in Independence in the late 1990s

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