september 11 http://kbia.org en Religious leaders call for local support against torture http://kbia.org/post/religious-leaders-call-local-support-against-torture <p>National advocates called for local support against alleged U.S.-sponsored torture during the period following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.</p><p>This was the main theme of a lecture held at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri on Saturday evening.</p><p>Richard Killmer, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, said torture is illegal and immoral.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"It doesn't only violate tenets of all religions, but torture also has made the country more insecure and unsafe," he said.</span></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:17:11 +0000 Joyu Wang 35945 at http://kbia.org Religious leaders call for local support against torture MU held moment of silence to honor veterans http://kbia.org/post/mu-held-moment-silence-honor-veterans <p>The University of Missouri took part in the National Roll Call project, holding a moment of silence to honor American service men and women this afternoon.</p><p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:21:53 +0000 Meredith Albair 24401 at http://kbia.org MU held moment of silence to honor veterans Deatons host Patriot Day barbecue on the quad http://kbia.org/post/deatons-host-patriot-day-barbecue-quad <p>This year in honor of Patriot Day, Chancellor Brady Deaton and Dr. Anne Deaton hosted a barbecue on the quad.</p><p>MU Senior Matthew Beckum is in MU’s ROTC program and says they appreciate the Chancellor honoring the university’s veterans.</p><p>“We’re here to show our support, to let our presence be known and to congratulate and thank all the veterans that are here attending with us.” Beckum says.</p><p>Beckum says he and his classmates graduating this year are looking forward to starting their service.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:49:07 +0000 Erin Dismeier 21049 at http://kbia.org Deatons host Patriot Day barbecue on the quad Candlelight Vigil calls for peace and unity after 9/11 attacks http://kbia.org/post/candlelight-vigil-calls-peace-and-unity-after-911-attacks <p>Central Missourians gathered outside the Boone County courthouse Tuesday night to remember the thousands of victims who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks in 2001.</p><p>Mid-Missouri Peaceworks and the Islamic Center of Central Missouri collaborated to put on the event that called for peace and unity. Ruth Schaefer, coordinator of the event, says the candlelight vigil drew about 100 participants, many of whom are involved in local peace organizations.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:32:11 +0000 Erica VandenHouten 21046 at http://kbia.org Candlelight Vigil calls for peace and unity after 9/11 attacks