|Slam Poetry in the Sanctuary
|African drumming, Sufi poets and labyrinth walks? Par for the course at Christ Church Cathedral's Art & Soul Café
|Taking God for Coffee
|Midrash evenings bring together people from all kinds of life experiences to share their commentary on culture...right there at the Bottleworks, Coffee Cartel and wherever else people gather
|Clear Vision Through Stained Glass
|A new kind of church for a newly re-energized city, and a relationship where each needs the other
|Be It Resolved
|A new year, a new crop of resolutions, including a few of our aldermanic types weighing in
|Look Out, Old School: Here Comes the New School
|Remember the Deaniacs? Locally, they didn't disappear with the scream
|Disturbing the Comfortable
|So close and yet so far: the latest upstart candidate in St. Louis city politics reflects on his fast-and-furious campaign
|What Are Same-Sex Couples Doing in Church?
|At one local UCC church, they're worshipping and welcomed just like any other couple would be
|Learning the Lessons of Hurricane Katrina
|Missouri's policies echo the nation's that led to abandonment for our most vulnerable citizens
|At Home with the Strong, Silent Types
|Get prepared to get quiet silent waiting, at the heart of Quakerism, is a wellspring for questions, answers and renewed faith
|Best Tool in the Rehabber's Toolbox
|Hammers and drills are important in the quest to revitalize the city, but it might all be for nothing if the Historic Tax Credit disappears
|After months of meetings and some contention, the Advance St. Louis process has come up with its recommendations. Here, the thoughts of four folks who were on the inside.
|Hey, Baby, What's Your Dosha?
|Get in touch with your body, mind and soul at the new Ayurveda Temple in town
|Red and Blue Make...Policy Fights?
|Statistics, margins and ruminations on a growing schism between urbanized and exurbanized regions of Missouri
|Remembrances of the Campaign
|It's not easy being Green, but sometimes it gets you on C-SPAN with the chance to speak your mind
|Representin' for St. Louis
|Missouri State Rep. Michael Daus (D-67th District), a 29-year-old legislator, has a bit more than a year on the job behind him...and no longer thinks "lobbyist" is a dirty word
|In Conversation with Barb Geisman
|The city's chief development official discusses Downtown's prognosis for 2003
|The city, once home to a thriving Jewish institutional presence before mass suburban exodus, is enjoying a traditional worship revival
|The Prime of Jim Shrewsbury
|A conversation with the aldermanic president, by his own estimation a powerful politician eager for the challenges ahead
|Park Full of Pagans
|The annual Pagan Picnic brings out earth-worshippers, Wiccans and some folks who just want to wear fairy wings
|Taking a Stand
|Metropolitan Congregations United for St. Louis invites you to hold our elected leaders accountable
|An Education in Justice
|The St. Louis Catholic Archdiocese has sidestepped collective bargaining efforts by its teachers, leading some to conclude that eight years of patience is enough
|Rooting for Republicans
|Long wandering in the city wilderness, St. Louis Republicans mount a new campaign for respect and political success
|Stand in the Place Where You Live
|Pack up and head west, with some other congregations? It might've been the safe bet ... but it wasn't St. John's way.
|Schools in the Balance
|School board members and supporters say they're shrill and opportunistic; "The Community" vows that it won't be ignored. No matter what you think of their arguments, things in the SLPS are likely to get a whole lot worse before they get better.
|Race and the St. Louis Public School Board A Prequel
|For those who think the current school politics are the most sensational times ever, a primer on the board's past dalliances with white supremacy
|In the city's 15th Ward, a new Democratic organization plans to change business as usual in local politics
|What if God Was One of Us?
|The ministry at Genesis House Coffeehouse is diverse, messy and undeniably beautiful, just like the city it seeks to serve
|Return of the Prodigal Speechwriter
|A conversation with Mark Ribbing Special Assistant to the Mayor for the Slay administration on politics, the possibilities of cities and coming home
|A Politician with Punch
|Twenty-fifth Ward Alderman Dan Kirner's been honored for his work as an amateur boxing judge, with a recent Hall of Fame induction
|The two candidates for President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen explain their reasons for running
|All God's Children Get the Blues
|Honoring the music of broken hearts and busted dreams at Union Avenue Christian Church's weekly "Rhythm and Roots" service
|Putting Together the City's Tech Puzzle
|Technology czar Chris Dornfeld has been given the unenviable task of making countless city information systems with ridiculously outdated software play nice together
|A Tale of Two Communities
|Now ministering in the city neighborhoods she used to leave en route to her West County church, this pastor has found new and more urgent calls for help.
|Labor Day always marks the back-to-school, back-to-the-grindstone end to the joys of summer. So we asked our elected officials: what did you do over your summer vacation?
|Man with a Plan
|Rollin Stanley, the city's director of Planning and Urban Design, arrived from Toronto with an urban vision he hopes St. Louis developers will buy
|Committed to the Core
|So, a pastor, a rabbi and a priest walk into a ballroom at the Chase Park Plaza hotel...but the influence of Metropolitan Congregations United is no joke
|Crunkin' for Christ
|Kickin' it at worship with St. Louis' hip-hop generation
|Former deputy mayor Mike Jones holds forth about the political culture of St. Louis
|Republican mayoral candidates' visions for our city
|The Sanctuary and the Street
|Father Mike Lydon of St. Pius church finds a mission in the modern world
|I2: The Oxygen of High Public Places
|Take a deep breath and prepare for the summit of public leadership
|Hearing Aids on the Frontlines of Democracy
|A fly-on-the-wall view of the April election
|Young'un on Board
|Michael McMillan is still the youngest member of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, five years after his election
|Reflections of the Newly Elected
|Freshman legislator Jennifer Florida discusses her first few months on the Board of Aldermen
|A conversation about ward redistricting and political reality with 10th Ward Alderman Craig Schmid
|French Church in a French City
|They're parlez-ing Francais at the Harmony Baptist Church, where the Sunday service ends with a side order of fruit
|Islamic in St. Louis: Before and After
|A local Muslim woman reflects on life since September 11
|All We Are Saying...
|St. Louis' anti-war community takes it to the street in an effort to get local citizens to think differently about actions the State undertakes on their behalf
|How Many is Too Many?
|The faith-based group Voices for Survival sees human overpopulation as a threat to God's creatures, great and small