<![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 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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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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Billy Graham: We should want to donate to God’s work, not feel obligated to do so http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article91200452.html#storylink=rss We should never give because we think we’re buying God’s favor, much less earning our salvation. Our salvation comes solely through Jesus Christ.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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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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Vatican emissary squashed Archbishop Nienstedt investigation, memo says http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article90909042.html#storylink=rss Ramsey County dropped criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for failing to protect three boys from an abusive priest Wednesday and released documents that disclosed a social connection between that priest and former Archbishop John Nienstedt.

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Voices of Faith: In your religion, is stealing ever OK? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article90713007.html#storylink=rss Arvind Khetia, Hindu engineer: Like all negative impulses of the mind, the habit of stealing results from greed, selfishness and discontent. Stealing has a corrosive effect on one's moral character and consequently makes one's spiritual aspirations ineffective.

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Mixed messages at all-female Islamic schools http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article90136322.html#storylink=rss At 22, Wahabba Husain had never worn a headscarf. As she walked into the classroom at Al-Huda, an all-female Pakistani institute for Islamic studies, on a December afternoon in 2014, she felt a pang of worry.

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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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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:24:30 CDT

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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 Voices of Faith: Does God want me to be happy? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article89281877.html#storylink=rss Rabbi Mark H. Levin, founder, Congregation Beth Torah: The answer is unequivocally "yes." The Torah commands rejoicing on festivals (Deuteronomy 16:11, 14), and Psalm 104:15 teaches that God provides wine for human joy. But there are other sources of happiness as well.

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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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Sun, 10 Jul 2016 16:01:52 CDT

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US group celebrates Poles who saved Jews during Holocaust http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article88762717.html#storylink=rss One man is 101 years old. Others are in their 80s and 90s and arrived in wheelchairs, with a walker, or leaning for support on children who are themselves past middle age.

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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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Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article87381852.html#storylink=rss Wiesel died Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 87

He wrote about his imprisonment in Nazi concentration camps

He won the Nobel Prize in 1986

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Voices of Faith: Will following your faith make my life easier? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article87105877.html#storylink=rss Authentic faith is fraught with toil and tears, but also offers transformation, says the Rev. Bob Hill

Buddhist teachings explain that nothing remains the same, and followers should accept the world as it is, says Lama Chuck Stanford

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Jesus Christ film coming to virtual reality http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86777622.html#storylink=rss ‘Jesus VR – The Story of Christ’ scheduled for Christmas release

Live-action film will offer 360-degree views of events from life of Jesus

Movie to be offeredon Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and other VR systems

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Massive ark attraction set to open in Northern Kentucky http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86348797.html#storylink=rss The ark is 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, 51 feet tall

Some log beams are 3 feet in diameter, 50 feet long

Ark Encounter opens in Williamstown July 7

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Rev. Pat Tobin, a founder of Harvesters, is remembered for helping the poor and hungry http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86502092.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City community said goodbye Tuesday to Tobin, who died Friday at age 86

In March, Tobin celebrated 60 years as a Catholic priest

“Father Pat” worked alongside Mother Teresa in the 1960s and kept an image in his mind from that experience

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Bishop offers Service of Lament to begin healing for victims http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article86137837.html#storylink=rss Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. apologized for decades of damage from the priest’s sex abuse scandal

Catholics gathered to offer prayer and petitions to help victims begin to heal

New committments by diocese seek to make protection of children a core value

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Catholic bishop in Kansas City apologizes at special service for church sex abuse victims http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article86125322.html#storylink=rss Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. called the special Service of Lament

He asked for forgiveness in order for victims and survivors to heal

A team will review diocesan policies

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KC diocese clergy at Service of Lament for sexual abuse victims http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article86097062.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:10:36 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article86097062.html Westport Presbyterian celebrates reopening with 'church of the future' http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article85994222.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:37:56 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article85994222.html Westport Presbyterian Church celebrates reopening more than four years after devastating fire http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article85978252.html#storylink=rss The community heralds the rebirth of a historic church

The 2011 fire was deemed an accident related to air conditioner installation

Rebuilding took so long in part because of litigation and infrastructure challenges

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New bishop, new healing after Kansas City diocese’s sex abuse scandal http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article85731582.html#storylink=rss Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. will make a public apology Sunday at a Service of Lament

The diocese sees the service as a new beginning in rebuilding trust

While the church’s many skeptics have great cause for their trepidation, reconciliation requires optimism

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