<![CDATA[Faith News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST Faith 60 Mormons publish photos of ‘seer stone’ used by founder http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article30012753.html#storylink=rss Rock said to have helped with translation of golden plates

Leaders cite lack of accurate information on Internet

First world religion to come under close scrutiny from beginning

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Victim advocates decry Milwaukee archdiocese settlement plan http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article30013563.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:34:08 CDT By SCOTT BAUER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article30013563.html Bismarck bishop tells parishes to break ties with Boy Scouts http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29942919.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:09:07 CDT By JAMES MacPHERSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29942919.html Explosions shock congregants at 2 New Mexico churches http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29796475.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:18:17 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29796475.html As Boy Scouts welcomes gays, atheists are still excluded http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29598580.html#storylink=rss Those with no religious beliefs are not eligible for membership, a policy that excludes a large and growing demographic.

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Crowd in faith’s hub praises ‘Book of Mormon’ http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29590225.html#storylink=rss The audience at the Tony Award-winning musical cheered wildly Tuesday, with the show’s gleefully naive missionaries singing in front of a backdrop of the Salt Lake City skyline and Mormon temple that resembles the real one just two blocks away.

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How do Jewish conversions work? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29586427.html#storylink=rss Jewish conversion is at the center of a heated debate in Israel right now. Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has strict policies on what constitutes a legitimate conversion, policies that have recently come up against pushes for reform.

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Advocates seek Vatican inquiry of Newark, N.J., Archbishop John Myers http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29594776.html#storylink=rss A group calling themseles the Catholic Whistleblowers want Pope Francis’ new Vatican tribunal to investigate Myers, who they say has been hostile toward people with abuse allegations and has been accused of sheltering abusive priests. The plea comes as Francis prepares for his first visit to the U.S. in September, a trip which will take place against the backdrop of the broad unfinished business of the molestation scandal.

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Voices of Faith: What role does humility play in your faith? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29593165.html#storylink=rss A Muslim spokesman and a Christian pastor ponder the value of humility in life and faith.

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Prisons agree inmates can be humanists; Faith Walk writers wanted http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29592283.html#storylink=rss The Federal Bureau of Prisons has agreed to recognize humanism as a religion after settling a lawsuit brought by an Oregon inmate. The move comes a year after the U.S. Army agreed to recognize humanism as a religious choice for service members and may signal a broader government willingness to recognize humanism, a system of beliefs that recognizes no deity and emphasizes rational thinking.

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Mainline Presbyterian members win lawsuit over control of Overland Park church http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29105911.html#storylink=rss Heartland Presbytery, a regional body of Presbyterian Church USA, had sued members who last year broke away and joined the more conservative ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. At issue was control of the Presbyterian Church of Stanley and its property. Heartland is willing to work with the ECO faction, allowing its members to worship at the church until it finds a new home.

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Cowboy churches in Kansas and Missouri find their own trail to faith http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article29196343.html#storylink=rss Cowboy churches strive to avoid the trappings of traditional church, like many nondenominational churches. But cowboy churches go further: They don’t have a roster of members. They don’t pass a collection plate. They don’t have a dress code. Worshippers wear cowboy boots — and their cowboy hats, except during prayer.

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Pope signs himself up for World Youth Day using tablet http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article28753033.html#storylink=rss 2 youths join him as he invites others to Krakow, Poland July 25-31, 2016

Pope calls for release of priest kidnapped by ISIS, Orthodox bishops held in other ‘conflict zones’

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U.S. opinion of Pope Francis declines in new Gallup Poll http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article28454122.html#storylink=rss The changes were most dramatic among political conservatives, whose opinion of Francis nosedived by 27 percentage points to 45 percent. Among Catholics, Francis’ approval dropped by 18 percentage points to 71 percent.

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Outspoken theologian ousted from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article28512283.html#storylink=rss Matthew Becker had raised questions about the denomination’s stance against the ordination of women, as well as its teaching of creationism, or the literal reading of the story of creation in the book of Genesis. Some members of the church see his removal as the equivalent of a modern-day heresy conviction.

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Ancient Qur’an manuscript fragments may date close to founding of Islam http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article28506256.html#storylink=rss Researchers are stunned that small pieces of the manuscript, written on sheep or goat skin and found at the University of Birmingham, seem to trace back about 1,370 years through radiocarbon dating.

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Archdiocese of Milwaukee settles sexual abuse claims for $21 million http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article30014973.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ANNYSA JOHNSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article30014973.html New research shows Greeks had their own 'Walking Dead' narrative http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29841064.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT By GABE ROSENBERG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29841064.html A transgender man embraces his male identity and his Muslim faith http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29787772.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT By GARRETT THEROLF ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29787772.html Ensuring separation of church, state http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29787766.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT By JULIA TERRUSO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29787766.html Listen to the pope: Hurting animals is wrong http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29269900.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By BRUCE FRIEDRICH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29269900.html Voices of Faith: Should church leaders shame members to stop sinning? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29269684.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article29269684.html Faith Walk: Everyone needs a cheerleader sometimes http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article28507660.html#storylink=rss Our “job” was to make sure the fans and team were appropriately encouraged, involved and excited throughout the game, Mary Alice Weimer writes.

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Voices of Faith: Should church leaders shame members to stop sinning? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article28509271.html#storylink=rss A pastor of a megachurch in Texas recently made national news when he publicly shamed a member of his congregation. Two Kansas City pastors examine this much-debated concept.

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Jewish conversion course begins Aug. 20; The Star seeks Faith Walk writers http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article28505071.html#storylink=rss The conversion course is offered by The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas.

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Outspoken pastor ousted from Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article28145992.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By LILLY FOWLER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article28145992.html Former Minnesota archbishop denies misconduct alleged in affidavits http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article28142770.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By JEAN HOPFENSPERGER, TONY KENNEDY AND PAUL MCENROE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article28142770.html Voices of Faith: More on what different faiths say about marriage http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article28142752.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article28142752.html Chattanooga Muslims mourning, anxious after shootings http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article27874234.html#storylink=rss Mohsin Ali, a member of the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga, has Christian friends and sometimes speaks at area churches about his Islamic faith. His experience isn’t that odd in a city that prides itself on strong ties between people of different faiths.

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Voices of Faith: What does your faith say about marriage? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article27487837.html#storylink=rss Marriage remains a popular topic as religions digest the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex unions. The Rev. Holly McKissick and the Rev. Jarie Newsome offer their takes on the subject of marriage.

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