ST. LOUIS (RNS) — Many retired but architecturally significant houses of worship are surviving by converting to new uses that benefit their neighborhoods or cities in ways their original congregants might approve but never imagined.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) — A partnership between churches and a local nonprofit build community through cookouts in crime-plagued North St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) — The group Muslims for a Better America plunged into local politics in this city when a candidate who described herself as a 'Confederate' ran for school board.
(RNS) — "There are people, left and right, who just say, ‘This is it. We’ve waited. We’ve watched. We’ve tried. And now we can’t stay,'" said the retired bishop. "To me, that’s the story, more than which plan passes."
(RNS) — The divide between liberals and conservatives has been baked into the UMC from its inception in 1968. It's time to let go.
(Reuters) The organizations Thompson threatened included a Jewish museum in New York and the Anti-Defamation League, according to a criminal complaint in Manhattan federal court.
(RNS) The St. Louis' 937 passengers, most of whom were Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust, found neither protection nor pity. On the 78th anniversary of this tragedy, we must resolve not to let this happen again.
(USA Today) Juan Thompson, who was picked up in St. Louis on Friday (March 3), is accused of making at least eight bomb threats against Jewish institutions in New York
You desecrate a cemetery — you desecrate God. Any questions?
Jews helped blacks in the civil rights movement, right? It turns out that Jews owe blacks as well -- more than you think.
ST. LOUIS — The Church of God in Christ, or COGIC, is the largest African-American Pentecostal denomination. For one week each year, members converge for Holy Convocation, in which their charismatic faith is on display.
ST. LOUIS — Although the locations of the fires in predominantly African-American neighborhoods gave rise to speculation that the motive might be race-related, the suspect is black.
ST. LOUIS — The Shrine of St. Joseph on the outskirts of downtown is not a black church. It was a predominantly white and Roman Catholic church, dating back to 1843.
ST. LOUIS — Investigators have yet to confirm that race was the motive. If race or religion proves to be the reason, police will seek to have the incidents prosecuted as hate crimes.
ST. LOUIS — The latest incident is being investigated along with the five other church fires that have happened in the area since Oct. 8.
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