Lawrence religious organizations joining to ‘go upstream’
February 8, 2015
The Rev. Verdell Taylor explains the difference between mercy and justice with a fable. In it, a man goes to the river every day and rescues a baby who has drifted downstream in a basket, said Taylor, of St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church. Taylor calls that an act of mercy. Justice would involve going up river to determine the cause and fixing the problem. By Caitlin Doornbos
Local religious leaders begin new organization focusing on local justice issues
November 17, 2014
Religious leaders in Lawrence have founded a new organization tasked with addressing local justice issues.
Faith Forum: Is it offensive to dress up as Jesus for Halloween?
October 11, 2014
Charles Gruber, seeker, and Rev. Mary Newberg Gale, First Presbyterian Church, answer.
For Jewish KU students, local Rosh Hashana celebrations make Lawrence feel like home
September 21, 2014
KU’s roughly 2,000 Jewish students, as well as as the Jewish community in Lawrence as a whole, will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate Rosh Hashana later this week. KU Chabad, KU Hillel and the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation are all having activities to kick off the Jewish new year, which is Thursday. By Giles Bruce
Lawrence Justice Ministry to begin citywide listening process Monday
September 21, 2014
The Lawrence Justice Ministry will kick off a six-month listening process Monday that will consist of small-group meetings in people’s homes, as well of canvassing of neighborhoods, to pinpoint which social-justice issues the group should work to solve. The ministry hopes to hear from at least 1,500 residents. By Giles Bruce
Faith Forum: How should faith be brought up on dates? Or should religion affect dating at all?
September 20, 2014
Priscilla McKinney, Oread Friends Meeting, and Dennis Karpowitz, Church of Jesus Christ or Latter-day Saints, answer.
New pastor in Lawrence seeks to bridge divides
September 13, 2014
On a recent Sunday morning, the Rev. Kathy Williams stood at the front of a big, modern church on a hill west of Lawrence, talking about the importance of exploration. By Giles Bruce
First-ever Torah scroll written in Lawrence to be started at Sunday ceremony
September 10, 2014
The Jewish community in Lawrence will have a special opportunity to buy a letter in a Torah scroll and see it written at a Torah-writing ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Chabad Center, 1203 W. 19th St.
Faith Forum: In light of Robin William’s recent passing, do you think faith can help fight depression? How?
August 23, 2014
Rob Baldwin, Trinity Episcopal Church, and Edna Mosher, Unity Church of Lawrence, answer.
Faith Forum: How do I share my faith to new friends in college without forcing my beliefs on them?
August 9, 2014
Jill Jarvis, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, and Justin Jenkins, Velocity Church, answer.
Faith Forum: What makes the outcast worth loving?
July 26, 2014
Zalman Tiechtel, Chabad Jewish Center, and Elizabeth Schultz, Oread Friends Meeting, answer.
Stripper-turned-author coming to Signs of Life
July 20, 2014
Louis Agnello, the author behind the spiritual thriller “The Devil’s Glove,” will share insight into his “PG-13-rated morality tale” at a book signing at Signs of Life this week.
Faith Forum: What is the significance of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan?
July 19, 2014
Moussa Elbayoumy, Islamic Center of Lawrence, and Nader Hakim, Muslim Students Association at Kansas University, answer.
Faith Forum: What is your opinion on people getting ordained online to perform weddings?
July 13, 2014
Robert Minor, Kansas University religious studies department, and Jeff Barclay, Christ Community Church, answer.
Faith Forum: Why should we not judge others?
July 6, 2014
Darrell Brazell, New Hope Fellowship, and John McFarland, Christ Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church, answer.