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From the City of Columbia: Come and celebrate African-American Heritage in the park with bands, choirs, speakers, games, and food. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and come have some fun! The cessation of slavery in the United States is observed on June 19, or Juneteenth. The observance of Juneteenth had its beginnings in 1865 Galveston, [...]
From the City of Columbia: The Supreme Court of the United State is expected to issue its decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) before the end of June. This documentary and the panel discussion that follows will provide information that may assist you in understanding the legal and societal impact of their ruling. Ragtag [...]
Tina Bloom, a partner with Teen Relationship Education, has helped to create a free app for mobile devices that assesses the risks posed in an abusive domestic relationship for potential victims to anonymously access.
Surveys were used in an interdisciplinary report examining the role of spirituality in improving mental health for members of five major faiths. Four current MU professors were involved in the study.
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The Center on Religion & the Professions regularly teams with other organizations in Missouri. Be sure to visit their websites to learn more about their work and goals.
Teen Relationship Education trains religious groups and provides tools to help them communicate effectively about relationship violence among youth. TREE, based in Columbia, is run mostly by volunteers and serves communities of all faiths in Boone Co.
The World Religions in Missouri project works to improve the understanding of Missouri public school teachers about issues in religious diversity and teaching religion in schools. WRIM held a successful conference for teachers in June 2010 and will hold additional sessions around Missouri.