Faith/Religion http://kbia.org en Did Supreme Court Tip Hand On Future Contraception Cases? http://kbia.org/post/did-supreme-court-tip-hand-future-contraception-cases The Supreme Court's opinion Monday holding that some for-profit firms don't have to provide women contraceptive coverage required under the Affordable Care Act if the companies have religious objections addressed only half of the continuing legal battle over the birth control mandate.<p>But those on both sides of the issue think<strong> </strong>the court's majority may have telegraphed which way it could rule should one of those other cases reach the justices.<p>Depending on <a href="http://www.becketfund.org/hhsinformationcentral/">whose count you use</a>, there are more than <a href="http:/ Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:06:00 +0000 editor 55578 at http://kbia.org Did Supreme Court Tip Hand On Future Contraception Cases? Newscast for June 26, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-26-2014 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/cole-county-judge-hearing-ballot-measure-challenges">Cole County judge hearing ballot measure challenges</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/cambio-de-colores-conference-addresses-integration-immigrants-midwest">Cambio de Colores conference addresses integration of immigrants in Midwest</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/koster-backs-gay-marriage-fights-it-court">Koster backs gay marriage but fights it in court</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/no-health-risk-found-bridgeton-complex">No health risk found at Bridgeton complex</a> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:39:58 +0000 Colin Hope 55244 at http://kbia.org The Runner-Up Religions Of America http://kbia.org/post/runner-religions-america Glance at the map above, <em>Second Largest Religious Tradition in Each State 2010</em>, and you will see that Buddhism (orange), Judaism (pink) and Islam (blue) are the runner-up religions across the country.<p>No surprises there. But can you believe that Hindu (dark orange) is the No. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:13:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 54936 at http://kbia.org The Runner-Up Religions Of America Newscast for June 19, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-19-2014 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/president-regional-economic-development-inc-retire">President of Regional Economic Development, Inc. to retire</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/bicycle-and-pedestrian-commission-discusses-future-cycling">Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission discusses future of cycling</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/thousands-missouri-may-need-new-doctors">Thousands in Missouri may need new doctors</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/thousands-missouri-may-need-new-doctors">Koster reaches agreement with landfill owners</a> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:41:33 +0000 Colin Hope 54866 at http://kbia.org Fayette R-III settles lawsuit alleging school promotion of Christianity http://kbia.org/post/fayette-r-iii-settles-lawsuit-alleging-school-promotion-christianity <p>The Fayette R-III School District will be making several changes to its school policy after a lawsuit from a national organization. The American Humanist Association settled a lawsuit with the school district regarding alleged violations of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:54:05 +0000 Louis Kaczmarek 54495 at http://kbia.org Newscast for June 12, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-12-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regional news coverage from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newsroom, including:</span></p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/lawsuit-aims-halt-development-near-rock-bridge-memorial-state-park">Lawsuit aims to halt development at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/computer-woes-blamed-idle-health-care-workers">Computer woes blamed for idle health care workers</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/missouri-budget-cant-count-tobacco-proceeds">Missouri budget can't count on tobacco proceeds</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/appeals-court-sets-hearing-postponed-execution">Appeals court sets hearing for postponed execution</a> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:41:59 +0000 Colin Hope 54476 at http://kbia.org Newscast for June 5, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-5-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regional news coverage from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newsroom, including:</span></p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/missourian-omalley-named-ambassador-ireland">Missourian&nbsp;O'Malley named ambassador to Ireland</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-signs-parental-consent-bill-teen-tanning">Gov. Nixon signs parental consent bill for teen tanning</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/intelligence-agency-replace-st-louis-site">Intelligence agency to replace St. Louis site</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/hartzler-talks-coal-power-moberly-amid-epa-regulation-proposal">Hartzler talks coal power in Moberly amid EPA regulation proposal</a> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:44:23 +0000 Colin Hope 54138 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 29, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-29-2014 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/over-10k-register-missouri-college-savings-giveaway">Over 10K register for Missouri college savings giveaway</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/two-bills-passed-strengthen-penalty-disarming-police">Two bills passed to strengthen penalty of disarming police</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/missouri-attorney-general-wants-execution-changes">Missouri attorney general wants execution changes</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/st-joseph-smoking-ban-start-10-days">St. Joseph smoking ban to start in 10 days</a> Thu, 29 May 2014 23:02:03 +0000 Colin Hope 53763 at http://kbia.org Ordained female priest says Mass at St. Francis House http://kbia.org/post/ordained-female-priest-says-mass-st-francis-house <p>In 1998, Janice Sevre-Duszynska stood up in the middle of an ordination service and shocked her entire congregation when she demanded the Bishop to ordain her into priesthood. Thu, 29 May 2014 14:15:29 +0000 Madeline Dufek & Hannah Saulic 53718 at http://kbia.org Ordained female priest says Mass at St. Francis House Two-room Lutheran school provides close-knit classroom setting http://kbia.org/post/two-room-lutheran-school-provides-close-knit-classroom-setting <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Lauren </span>Wieland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> graduated from eighth grade this month, there were 3 students in her graduating class.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>She was one of 32 students attending Zion Lutheran School, a two-room schoolhouse in Lone Elm, near Boonville.</p><p>When the school opened in 1896, it had only one room. It turns out, there are many one-room schoolhouses that still dot the landscape of rural Missouri today.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:25:27 +0000 Kellie Moore 53438 at http://kbia.org Two-room Lutheran school provides close-knit classroom setting Newscast for May 22, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-22-2014 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/ameren-progresses-cleanup-downtown-columbia-site">Ameren progresses in cleanup of downtown Columbia site</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/man-drowns-nw-missouri-river">Man drowns in NW Missouri river</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/next-step-unclear-after-missouri-execution-halted">Next step unclear after Missouri execution halted</a> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:47:33 +0000 Colin Hope 53407 at http://kbia.org Man drowns in NW Missouri river http://kbia.org/post/man-drowns-nw-missouri-river <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 19-year-old man drowned in a northwest Missouri river.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:23:39 +0000 Associated Press 53395 at http://kbia.org Man drowns in NW Missouri river How faith communities fit into youth mental wellness http://kbia.org/post/how-faith-communities-fit-youth-mental-wellness <p style="margin-bottom: 23.765px; line-height: 23.765px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px;">Since 2005, Mary Kelley’s 16 year-old-son has been hospitalized psychiatrically 36 times, lived in 7 different residential facilities, and been part of two therapeutic treatment systems.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 20:57:43 +0000 Kellie Moore 52708 at http://kbia.org How faith communities fit into youth mental wellness Newscast for May 8, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-8-2014-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-pass-medicaid-funding-legislation">Missouri lawmakers pass Medicaid funding legislation</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/medical-sciences-company-plans-construction-radioisotope-facility-columbia">Medical sciences company plans construction of radioisotope facility in Columbia</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/most-mu-weekend-nurses-sign-incentive-pay-changes">Most MU weekend nurses sign incentive pay changes</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-approves-capital-improvements">Missouri Senate approves capital improvements</a> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:52:53 +0000 Colin Hope 52656 at http://kbia.org Clergy members arrested after protesting in the Missouri Legislature http://kbia.org/post/clergy-members-arrested-after-protesting-missouri-legislature <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Twenty-three Clergy members were arrested Tuesday during a rally at the capitol. The rally, by the group Missouri Faith Voices, was meant to get state senators to expand Medicaid eligibility.</p><p>Over 300 members of Missouri Faith Voices gathered in the rotunda for a rally before certain clergy members moved into the Senate Gallery. While, other members showed support outside of the gallery, the select clergy members sang and prayed out loud for about an hour before police arrested them.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 22:45:38 +0000 Heather Adams 52558 at http://kbia.org Clergy members arrested after protesting in the Missouri Legislature Newscast for May 1, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-1-2014-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regional news coverage from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newsroom, including:</span></p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-veto-income-tax-cut">Gov. Nixon to veto income tax cut</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-pass-cannabis-extract-bill">Missouri lawmakers pass cannabis extract bill</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-defeats-newborn-care-legislation">Missouri House defeats newborn care legislation</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-bill-create-new-student-standards">Missouri Senate passes bill to create new student standards</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/over-150k-sign-health-plans-missouri">Over 150K sign up for health plans in Missouri</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/mu-extension-celebrates-100th-anniversary">MU Extension celebrates 100th anniversary</a> Thu, 01 May 2014 22:50:15 +0000 Colin Hope 52306 at http://kbia.org Alveda King, niece of MLK, speaks against abortion in talk at MU http://kbia.org/post/alveda-king-niece-mlk-speaks-against-abortion-talk-mu <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Political activist Alveda King, the niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, spoke at MU on Monday about what she considers to be the twenty-first century’s civil rights movement – the movement against abortion.</p><p>King said she’s been part of the anti-abortion movement since conception – she just didn’t know it yet. Her mother originally wanted to abort her.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:30:02 +0000 Kellie Moore 52135 at http://kbia.org Alveda King, niece of MLK, speaks against abortion in talk at MU ‘Sisters in Song’ explores hymns by women: Q-and-A with local author Leslie Clay http://kbia.org/post/sisters-song-explores-hymns-women-q-and-local-author-leslie-clay <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 24.972000122070313px;"><span style="font-size: 14.44444465637207px;">What started as research for a women’s retreat at church has become a book – a first book for local author Leslie Clay.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:26:08 +0000 Kellie Moore 51964 at http://kbia.org ‘Sisters in Song’ explores hymns by women: Q-and-A with local author Leslie Clay Newscast for April 24, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-24-2014-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-panel-mulls-impeaching-governor">Missouri House panel mulls impeaching governor</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-revise-state-criminal-code">Missouri lawmakers revise state criminal code</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/city-council-approves-extended-hours-bars-and-restaurants">City Council approves extended hours for bars and restaurants</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-approve-local-health-registries">Missouri lawmakers approve local health registries</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-passes-cannabis-extract-legislation">Missouri House passes cannabis extract legislation</a> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:59:18 +0000 Colin Hope 51934 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 17, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-17-2014 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-pass-e-cigarette-legislation">Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-confirms-social-services-director">Missouri Senate confirms Social Services director</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-hires-lawyers-civil-rights-case">Boone County hires lawyers for civil rights case</a></li></ul><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:43:05 +0000 Colin Hope 51523 at http://kbia.org Palm Sunday procession persists in spite of precipitation http://kbia.org/post/palm-sunday-procession-persists-spite-precipitation <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 24.972000122070313px;">Palm branches waived above umbrellas on Sunday (April 13) at the annual Blessing of the Palms, a short ecumenical service held in downtown Columbia each year on Palm Sunday.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:18:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 51254 at http://kbia.org Palm Sunday procession persists in spite of precipitation Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community http://kbia.org/post/statue-homeless-jesus-startles-wealthy-community A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.<p>The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban's Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.<p>Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.<p>The reaction was immediate. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:43:00 +0000 John Burnett 51238 at http://kbia.org Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community Newscast for April 11, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-11-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regional news coverage from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newsroom, including:</span></p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/university-releases-findings-investigation-death-mu-swimmer-sasha-menu-courey">University releases findings from the investigation in the death of MU swimmer Sasha Menu Courey</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/nixon-cuts-22-million-education-funding-says-gop-lawmakers-forced-his-hand">Nixon cuts $22 million in education funding</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/criminal-code-bill-boosts-penalty-child-crimes">Criminal code bill boosts penalty for child crimes</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/procession-planned-rolla-soldier">Procession planned for Rolla soldier</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/fbi-looking-st-joseph-school-district-stipends">FBI looking into St. Joseph school district stipends</a> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:52:17 +0000 Colin Hope 51205 at http://kbia.org Missouri faith groups learn disaster preparedness skills http://kbia.org/post/missouri-faith-groups-learn-disaster-preparedness-skills <p style="margin-bottom: 23.765px; line-height: 23.765px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 23.765px;">When a tornado devastated Joplin in spring 2011, South Joplin Christian Church didn’t have a plan.</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:54:31 +0000 Kellie Moore 51195 at http://kbia.org Missouri faith groups learn disaster preparedness skills Procession planned for Rolla soldier http://kbia.org/post/procession-planned-rolla-soldier <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A 37-year-old soldier killed by a gunman in the recent shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, will be honored with a procession before being laid to rest.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:49:46 +0000 Associated Press 51196 at http://kbia.org Procession planned for Rolla soldier Discussion: Muslim Women In The Islamic World http://kbia.org/post/discussion-muslim-women-islamic-world <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Mehnaz Afridi, assistant professor of religious studies at Manhattan College." data-attribution="Credit courtesy photo" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/MehnazAfridi_0.jpg" alt="" /><p>In Western media, we hear reports that Muslim women are relegated to a second class, largely powerless status and are denied education, independence and employment.&#160;We hear stories of women brutalized and abused. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:17:27 +0000 Camille Phillips 50776 at http://kbia.org Discussion: Muslim Women In The Islamic World Unitarian church embraces environmental stewardship with green initiative http://kbia.org/post/unitarian-church-embraces-environmental-stewardship-green-initiative <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three years ago, Larry </span>Lile<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> became his own boss. He started a consulting group that does energy audits of businesses and helps plan sustainable buildings.</span></p><p>His favorite part is the short walk to work: “I have about a 15-step walk to the office.”</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Abigail Keel 50333 at http://kbia.org Unitarian church embraces environmental stewardship with green initiative Newscast for March 20, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-20-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</span></p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/mu-may-change-rules-reporting-sexual-violence">MU may change rules for reporting sexual violence</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/hobby-lobby-attorney-starts-missouri-group">Hobby Lobby attorney starts Missouri group</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/mu-close-apartment-decks-over-spring-break-0">MU to close apartment decks over spring break</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/two-student-housing-proposals-approved-one-tabled-during-columbia-city-council-meeting">Two student housing proposals approved, one tabled during Columbia City Council meeting</a> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:08:22 +0000 Colin Hope 49975 at http://kbia.org MU skeptics group brings big-name atheists to campus http://kbia.org/post/mu-skeptics-group-brings-big-name-atheists-campus <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 24.972000122070313px;"><span style="line-height: 23.765px;">A conference this weekend -- the first conference ever hosted by the student skeptics organization at MU -- brought in well-known atheist speakers from around the country. </span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:02:00 +0000 Heather Adams 49735 at http://kbia.org MU skeptics group brings big-name atheists to campus Phyllis Tickle explores the Great Emergence, highlights shifts in Christianity http://kbia.org/post/phyllis-tickle-explores-great-emergence-highlights-shifts-christianity <p style="margin-bottom: 23.765px; line-height: 23.765px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px;">Christianity is in the midst of a major shift, according the scholar and author Phyllis Tickle. And that shift could involve making more room for the Holy Spirit.</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:34:15 +0000 Kellie Moore 49709 at http://kbia.org Phyllis Tickle explores the Great Emergence, highlights shifts in Christianity