ICCM http://kbia.org en Columbia mosque faces imam shortage and funding challenges http://kbia.org/post/columbia-mosque-faces-imam-shortage-and-funding-challenges <p></p><p>Since 2008, the Islamic Center of Central Missouri has been without an imam – a central community leader in Islam. Although Columbia’s Muslim community has found ways to stay active, it is without a formally trained spiritual leader.</p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">Imams lead prayers, serve as religious scholars and assist with weddings and lectures, among other things.</p> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ryan Schuessler & with Megan Rentschler and Evan Townsend 26835 at http://kbia.org Columbia mosque faces imam shortage and funding challenges