Death. It's often a taboo topic of conversation, despite its inevitability.
But that's not the case for everyone. David Oliver, retired medical professor at MU, and his wife, Debbie, gave a presentation yesterday evening (Dec. 3) titled, "Our Exit Strategy: Depriving Death of Its Strangeness."
The American Humanist Association filed a federal lawsuit against Missouri's Fayette School District on Wednesday (Nov. 20), saying Fayette High School is unconstitutionally promoting Christianity through teacher-led prayer.
The lawsuit focuses on the activities happening in the classroom of Gwen Pope, a math teacher at the school. Pope was the faculty advisor for the Christian student group at the school.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City is seeking public input on the need for a possible new parish church and school in Columbia. A listening session Monday night at the St. Thomas More Newman Center in Columbia was part of a series of sessions at Catholic Churches in Columbia. Sister Kathleen Wegman, Chancellor of the Diocese of Jefferson City says that the listening sessions are in response to questions about the growing needs of Columbia’s growing Catholic community.
We've got an exciting transition coming up at Columbia Faith & Values, the religion news website partnered with KBIA.
Some of you have heard our updates on KBIA on Saturday mornings. Since summer 2012, we've had a 3-minute time slot that starts at 8:34, which we've used to bring you feature stories, interviews and more.
Listen to 3 minutes of our favorite soundbytes – the "best of" FAVS:
Note: Kellie Kotraba is the editor of Columbia Faith & Values (ColumbiaFAVS.com), which runs KBIA's Faith & Values desk.
When I accepted my job, I didn’t realize “tour guide” would be part of the job description. But here I am, preparing to lead a tour of some of Columbia’s downtown houses of worship. And it’s not the first time, either.