<![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 Churches debate pulling investments to fight what some call Israel’s ‘occcupation of Palestine’ http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article26194027.html#storylink=rss The Mennonite Church USA, meeting in Kansas City, is one of three Christian denominations this week to debate using the power of the purse to pressure Israel to withdraw from occupied territories. But a Jewish group calls the churches’ discussions misguided.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rules against Ten Commandments monument http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article26121172.html#storylink=rss The court said the words chiseled into the 6-foot-tall granite monument are “obviously religious in nature and are an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths.”

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United Church of Christ to divest over Israeli treatment of Palestinians http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article26114149.html#storylink=rss General Synod wants officials to sell stock in any company profiting from human rights violations arising from the occupation.

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Top-ranking Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dies at 90 http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article26419669.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:34:04 CDT By BRADY McCOMBS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article26419669.html Papal visit: From halls of power to streets of Philadelphia http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article26098744.html#storylink=rss Francis added the Cuba leg onto the start of his U.S. trip after helping contribute to the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations. He will also speak to Congress in Washington, D.C. and hold service at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City.

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Faith Walk: On Fourth of July, celebrate freedom from religion, too http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article26090422.html#storylink=rss Most important for me and a growing number of Americans is the desire to maintain freedom from religion. This liberty is really one side of a double-edged sword.

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Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article26030992.html#storylink=rss Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.

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Another black church in South Carolina burns, but it wasn’t arson, source says http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25954612.html#storylink=rss The fire occurred as federal authorities investigate other blazes at black churches in Southern states. So far, there is no indication the fires are linked.

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As SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25944496.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:25:04 CDT By BRUCE SMITH and RAY HENRY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25944496.html String of fires at black churches ignites fears of hate crimes http://www.kansascity.com/news/article25747114.html#storylink=rss A string of fires last week at predominantly black churches in the South has attracted authorities’ attention and is raising concerns over whether racially motivated violence targeting religious property is ramping up.

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Pope in U.S. to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25819456.html#storylink=rss Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States. He’ll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty – a major issue for the U.S. Catholic Church in the wake of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision.

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Episcopal Church elects first black presiding bishop http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25666711.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:51:05 CDT By BRADY MCCOMBS AND RACHEL ZOLL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25666711.html University of Kansas sets up reflection room for all faiths http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25744201.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:51:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25744201.html More than 4,000 Mennonites are expected to visit KC for biennial convention http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25576564.html#storylink=rss Pastor Ruth Harder gives us some information on the faith and faithful before the biennial Mennonite Church USA convention, which will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center June 30-July 5.

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Mormon church to index key records of about 4 million former slaves’ families http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25567609.html#storylink=rss The Utah-based faith digitized and now will lead efforts to index — for easy online research by name — records of the Freedmen’s Bureau, an agency Congress created at the end of the war to help the first generation of African-Americans experience freedom.

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Faith Walk: Reading the signs along my journey in faith http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25349803.html#storylink=rss As I grew my parents taught me simple prayers about being grateful for food and asking God for an angel to walk beside me. Their example of love and generosity conveyed to me that this was a way of living that was proper.

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A political pope brings the gospel to South America http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article26424250.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By JIM WYSS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article26424250.html Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25952233.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:24:32 CDT By BRADY McCOMBS and RACHEL ZOLL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25952233.html Voices of Faith: What does your faith say about marriage? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25957093.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25957093.html Deepak Chopra to counsel Essence Festival participants http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article25953283.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:44:04 CDT By CHEVEL JOHNSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article25953283.html Pope plans to speak on immigration, religious liberty during Philly visit http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25933918.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By MARTHA WOODALL AND KRISTIN E. HOLMES ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25933918.html Religious freedom, states' interests clash over autopsies http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25817362.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By JAKE GROVUM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25817362.html Episcopal Church elects first black presiding bishop http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25666591.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 15:00:32 CDT By RACHEL ZOLL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25666591.html Voices of Faith: What does your faith say about marriage? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25569226.html#storylink=rss An elder for the Mormon church and a pastor for a Unity congregation present their takes on marriage, which is on many minds with Friday’s Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

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Pope Francis: Sometimes marriage break-ups are 'inevitable' http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25399387.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT dpa]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25399387.html Voices of Faith: Buddha's 'Ten Royal Qualities' are relevant for today's leaders http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25392280.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25392280.html Vatican paper makes cautious opening towards remarried divorcees http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25328152.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT dpa]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25328152.html Coordinated ringing of bells sends message of unity, healing http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25132723.html#storylink=rss For several minutes Sunday, the sweltering skies above this grieving city were alive with the sound of bells: high in steeples and in the hands of toddlers, all ringing and tinkling in unison to honor the nine people cut down during a Bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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Billy Graham's grandson quits under cloud as pastor of Florida church http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25187347.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DAVID FLESHLER AND LINDA TRISCHITTA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25187347.html Billy Graham's grandson quits under cloud as pastor of Florida church http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25159384.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DAVID FLESHLER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article25159384.html