8:31 am
Mon September 9, 2013

City task force on violence to discuss solutions for community

The Columbia City Council originally passed a measure in February declaring some parts of the city "blighted."

A new city task force on violence will meet for the second time this week. The group was put together by Mayor Bob McDavid and is looking at ways to reduce violence in Columbia.

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7:00 am
Sat August 31, 2013

Moving on: Joplin Muslim community moves forward after mosque burns to ground

The remains of the Joplin mosque show the extent of the destruction that happened in a fire on Aug. 6, 2012. This photo was taken less than a month after the fire.
Kellie Kotraba, Columbia Faith & Values KBIA

This week, Columbia Faith & Values and its partner sites explored what happens when violence crosses thresholds in churches, synagogues and mosques. You can read the whole series on

The story we bring you today takes us to Joplin. What happens when your worship space burns to the ground, and no one even knows who or what is at fault? How do you go on?

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8:00 am
Sat May 25, 2013

Church holds active shooter training

Columbia Police Department. Two officers recently held an active shooter training day at Alive in Christ Lutheran Church.


When Michael Hestir visited Alive in Christ Lutheran Church earlier this month, he wasn't there to worship. He was there to help churchgoers prepare for a possible emergency.

Hestir, a sergeant of the Columbia Police Department, has been going to churches around Boone County for the past five years to raise awareness on church violence and how to act.

In the past decade, America has seen an increase in people coming into church buildings and taking lives.

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5:07 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

UM Curators review guidelines for student conduct

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The University of Missouri System’s Board of Curators plans to elaborate on its definitions of sexual harassment and violence in the guidelines for student conduct.

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5:44 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Preventing teen violence

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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6:13 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Reports highlight 'silencing crime': sexual violence against journalists

Chaotic scenes can often be the settings for sexual abuse of journalists. CBS correspondent Lara Logan was assaulted at this political demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Khalil Hamra AP Images

Advocacy groups call it the silencing crime:  sexual violence against journalists. 

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