Religion

A man (C) walks among debris of destroyed houses in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 9, 2013. One of the strongest typhoons on record killed more than 100 people as savage winds and giant waves flattened communities across the Philippines, authorities said on November 9 while corpses lay amid the devastation. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Local Lutherans, Catholic Archdiocese Sending Aid to Philippines

St. Louis-based Lutheran Church Missouri Synod has already sent $150,000 to the Lutheran Church in the Philippines to provide immediate assistance.

11/13/2013

Faizan Syed, executive director Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)  (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Study: Muslim-Americans Being Treated Better, But Much Discrimination Remains

“We graph Islamophobia on a ten-point scale,” says Faizan Syed of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “We have seen a drop to 5.9 from 6.4 since 2010.”

11/07/2013

Il Capitol

Clergy Letter Asks Ill. House to OK Gay Marriage

The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield this week and supporters of gay marriage hope the House will take up the bill.

11/04/2013

Shirley Phelps-Roper (R) and her daughter Megan of the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas church known for its vehement anti-gay positions and for protesting at US soldiers' funeral, stage a protest across the street from Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, outside Washington, on March 1, 2011. The church was demonstrating against what it claims is a "pervert-run" school and said teachers across the country have "broken the moral compass of this generation."         AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Westboro Baptist Church to Protest at Busch Stadium

The protestors contend that baseball fans are worshiping false idols by watching baseball when they should instead be worshiping God and mourning their sin.

10/22/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York (R) and St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson greet friends following the funeral of former St. Louis Cardinals and National Baseball Hall of Fame member Stan Musial at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in St. Louis on January 26, 2013. Musial died at the age of 92 on January 19. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Archbishop to Testify in Priest Abuse Case

The case involves a longtime Carlson associate, Father Joseph Jiang, is accused of molesting an underage girl and attempted witness tampering.

09/18/2013

St. Stanislaus

St. Stanislaus Considers Joining Mo. Episcopal Diocese

“We would not need to switch to the Anglican services or take on any Anglican tradition. We would be permitted to function as we have functioned over the last 120 years”

09/04/2013

Scott Olson/Getty Images

Lawmaker, Metro East Pastor Want Ban on Guns in Places of Worship

The law bars concealed weapons from schools, courthouses, government buildings, libraries and public transit but churches, mosques and synagogues must post signs.

08/02/2013

Photo: KMOX

Ill. State Senator Pushes For Concealed Carry Ban in Churches

State Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) says negotiations leading to the week-old concealed-carry law in Illinois left religious groups out.

07/17/2013

Islamic

Pew Study Examines Attitudes of World’s Muslims

The survey of 38,000 Muslims in 39 countries finds most believe their faith should shape not only their personal lives but society and politics as well.

05/01/2013

prayer

Webster Church To Pray For Same-Sex Marriage

The prayer vigil, scheduled for seven o’clock, comes as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments on two cases.

03/25/2013

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