<![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 Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94 http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article74956302.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:08:03 CDT By MICHAEL BALSAMO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article74956302.html A few miles from San Bernardino, a Muslim prom queen reigns http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article74838792.html#storylink=rss Zarifeh Shalabi was crowned prom queen after her non-Muslim friends campaigned for her

On the morning of the school vote, they wore hijabis and passed out dozens of the colorful scarves

‘I had no idea how much she is really respected and loved at the school,’ Zarifeh’s mother said

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:27:00 CDT

EXCHANGE: Energetic nun mentors teens at St. James Parish http://www.kansascity.com/living/article74501807.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:01:00 CDT By BOB CHWEDYK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/article74501807.html Graham urges Christians to vote in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74470522.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:53:01 CDT By Associated Press ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74470522.html Voices of Faith: Does our anger exist for a reason? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74941282.html#storylink=rss Anger should never turn into rage or violence

Most figures central to faith want us to forgive, tolerate and not be vindictive

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

Worshippers seek healing for Kansas City diocese torn apart by sexual abuse http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article73942742.html#storylink=rss The diocese and new bishop have been offering healing services

Leaders say they know the wounds are deep and won’t close easily

Dissenters say the services are only a diversion from work that needs to be done

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:57:54 CDT

Voices of Faith: Does our anger exist for a reason? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article75497912.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article75497912.html For Hindus far from home, online religious services can be a valued connection http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article75497762.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SHASHANK BENGALI ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article75497762.html Religious convictions drive state legislation http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article75273452.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARK DAVIS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article75273452.html Don't judge me for my Jesus memes http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article75273537.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LILY BURANA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article75273537.html Poll: Muslim world sharply divided on Quran's influence on government law http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74479482.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANN M. SIMMONS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74479482.html Thousands flock to 'miracle' icon at south suburban Chicago church http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74564097.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MANYA BRACHEAR PASHMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74564097.html Meet the Catholic grocer who helps Mexican Jews keep kosher http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74377017.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TAYLOR GOLDENSTEIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74377017.html 'Feasting on God's word': Texas minister battles brain cancer with gratitude and grace http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74136742.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LESLIE BARKER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74136742.html 3 Pa. priests ordered to stand trial for role in friar's sex abuse http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74298017.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PETER SMITH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74298017.html Voices of Faith: What is the greatest truth in your faith? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74136872.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74136872.html Passover, the most beloved Jewish holiday, arrives http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article73572292.html#storylink=rss More than 70 percent of Jews in America take part in a seder, its ritual meal

The holiday teaches “equality, pursuing justice and standing up for the rights of the marginalized”

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:09:00 CDT

Voices of Faith: What is the greatest truth in your faith? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article73206192.html#storylink=rss To be holy and love mankind?

To realize there is no distinction even between “self” and “other”?

Philosophers will continue to debate these points for eternity

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:21:00 CDT

Ecuador quake survivors cite a miracle: Town’s Virgin Mary statue still stands http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article73255567.html#storylink=rss Survival of statue of Our Mother of Monserrate has become a symbol of persistence of a town in Ecuador

Statue arrived in the area in the 16th century

Church is “the pride of this town,” a resident says

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 22:08:13 CDT

Standing Rock begins re-entry program for ex-prisoners http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article73392212.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:12:46 CDT By REGINA GARCIA CANO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article73392212.html New inner-city Catholic school is named Our Lady of Hope http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article73101017.html#storylink=rss The school is in what was formerly the Derrick Thomas Academy charter school

The school library will be named after the late Chiefs star

Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson will also be recognized

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:13:06 CDT

Anti-Muslim speaking circuit runs through rural Minnesota http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article72968832.html#storylink=rss Broad anti-Muslim themes, fears about immigration are increasingly finding receptive audiences

Some see the talks as an exercise in free speech; others say they are hate speech

Tensions are on the rise in places where new immigrants are changing the face of the community

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:58:58 CDT

Man pleads guilty to 2012 arson that destroyed Joplin, Mo., mosque http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article72439682.html#storylink=rss Jedediah Stout, 32, also pleaded guilty to attempted arson of a Planned Parenthood clinic

He admitted using a backpack with a bottle of flammable liquid inside

Video showed Stout purchasing the materials used in the crimes at a Joplin Wal-Mart

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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:38:50 CDT

Voices of Faith: If I become a Christian, will I lose my personal freedom? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article72273722.html#storylink=rss Personal freedom is not always a central concern

Rather it is balancing personal freedom with the common good.

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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 19:15:18 CDT

With this rigatoni, I thee wed: First Pastafarian wedding celebrated http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article72233452.html#storylink=rss New Zealand hosts the world’s first Pastafarian wedding

Ceremony is held on a pirate-themed boat, with guests dressed as pirates

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has been battling to gain legal recognition around the world

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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 15:44:06 CDT

Pope Francis takes refugees back to Rome following Lesbos visit http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article72206532.html#storylink=rss In surprise end to visit, Pope takes 12 Syrians from three families with him to Rome

The centerpiece of Francis's five-hour visit was a visit to the Moria detention facility

All 12 of those who traveled with the pope are Muslims, the Vatican said

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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:18:57 CDT

Plaque, sculpture dedicated to victims of 2014 shootings at Jewish Community Center, Village Shalom http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article71455427.html#storylink=rss Family members of three killed in 2014 attended the dedication

A metal sculpture and a plaque marked the two-year anniversary of the killings

The 2016 Seven Days events began Tuesday in remembrance of the victims

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 18:41:15 CDT

Voices of Faith: Will faith and prayer help finally feed all the poor? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article70968312.html#storylink=rss The seeming intractability of poverty and hunger can weary the spirit

Relief agencies like Bread for the World, Heifer International and the Salvation Army were founded by faithful people

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

Pope Francis challenges Catholic Church to conscience over rules http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article70818197.html#storylink=rss Kansas City area Catholics — conservative and liberal — find strength in his 260-page document, “Amoris Laetitia” or “The Joy of Love”

He doesn’t call for change in doctrine but does open the door to broader thinking around divorce, remarriage, love and sex

Francis’ efforts to encourage all voices into the conversation is called refreshing

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 18:14:13 CDT

Radio show host sees signs religion is alive and well in America http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article70704947.html#storylink=rss Krista Tippett says faith is evolving into a rise in spirituality

Younger people maintain traditional values of service and community

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:50:29 CDT