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|World Vision launches Chosen™, ushers in a new era of child sponsorship
For the first time in its seven-decade history, World Vision is launching a new invitation into child sponsorship. The Christian humanitarian organization is enabling children to choose their sponsors through an innovative experience called Chosen™.
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 3:42 AM
|Feds cite Islam focus in review of Duke-UNC language grant
(AP) — The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program, arguing that it's misusing a federal grant to unfairly promote "the positive aspects of Islam" but not Christianity or Judaism
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 11:53 PM
|United Methodists float plans to split denomination after LGBTQ vote
(RNS) — The most likely proposals provide for dissenting congregations to exit the denomination, while retaining ties to United Methodist support organizations.
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 11:47 PM
|Why the Arizona Supreme Court ruling in favor of our art studio is a win for everyone
(RNS) — When we decided to start an art studio together, we knew there would be highs and lows. We didn’t know the lows would include the threat of facing jail time. But the highs of winning a tremendous victory for free speech? We really didn’t see that coming, either.
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 11:45 PM
|How does a church make the poor visible? This one immortalized them in a fresco
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) — When completed later this month, the 27-foot-by-10-foot composition, painted on wet lime plaster at a cost of nearly $300,000, will illuminate in bright colors the faces and gestures of the people who visit Haywood Street Church.
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 11:20 PM
|Willow Creek’s troubles can be found in its word cloud
(RNS) — The recent job description posted for Willow Creek Community Church’s new head pastor is little more than a repetition of the reshaped pastoral role defined by and embodied in Bill Hybels.
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 10:45 PM
|How do we make sense of Justin Trudeau in brownface?
(RNS) — Even when we excuse the perpetuation of stereotypes by claiming ignorance or good intentions, it’s undeniable that they impact others in harmful ways.
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 9:41 PM
|Sen. Rubio (R-FL) and Rep. McGovern (D-MA) earned top scores for the 115th Congress
The Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act of 2016 provides a framework for advancing religious freedom as a U.S. foreign policy imperative. 21Wilberforce presents the 115th Congress International Religious Freedom Scorecard as a measure of progress made toward that end. The Scorecard helps increase Congressional awareness of international religious freedom issues, encourages legislators to […]
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 3:13 PM
|COGIC’s The Whole Truth Announces winners of 2019 ’40 Under 40 Award’
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) award-winning e-magazine, The Whole Truth (TWT) reveals the names of its 40 Under 40 Award recipients. The Whole Truth magazine is excited to award and recognize 40 young, dynamic leaders who are praying, praising, learning, volunteering, texting and tweeting their way to success in business, […]
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 2:48 PM
|Nominations open for Hofstra University’s Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize
Deadline for Nominations is November 1, 2019 Hofstra University is accepting nominations for the 2020 Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, a $50,000 award to a living individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion of interfaith dialogue, tolerance and understanding. The goal of this international award is to bring greater visibility to the critical role […]
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 2:38 PM
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|Students and Schools Prepare for a Massive Climate Day Turnout
This movement could get really huge, say its young organizers. We believe it—and believe in them.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 2:28 PM
|The 2019 Leadership Fault: One Story
“They thought I would come in and fall in line,” said former CWOP board chair Sandra Killett. “I started thinking this is not for me. Every day I wanted to quit.”
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 2:26 PM
|How L.A. Is Prioritizing a Racial Equity Framework to End Homelessness
As a commissioner with L.A.’s homeless services authority says, “If you fix this for black people, you fix it for everyone.”
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 2:23 PM
|Why Someone Should Make the NRA into a TV Series
The cast of characters in the serially presented chaos that is the NRA of 2019 has been grown richer and odder with a full profile of their attorney, William Brewer III.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 2:21 PM
|Pipeline Protest Policing Cost $38 Million—Who’s Picking Up the Check?
North Dakota and the Army Corps of Engineers are still fighting over who must pay the costs of policing the protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 2:18 PM
|Organizing for High-Quality Connections
Through these practices, we evolve. We learn to move closer or farther away from each other. Which do you tend to do, and what might you need to change?
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 2:15 PM
|Virginia Theological Seminary Starts a Process toward Reparation
The Virginia Theological Seminary has chosen to act rather than wait for a perfect moment.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 2:14 PM
|As Strike Looms at Kaiser, Growth and Profit Take Center Stage
Workers at Kaiser Permanente are preparing to strike in a few weeks. The vertically integrated health giant has grown in the past decade, but lower-level staff say they are being squeezed.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 2:13 PM
|Dear Gates Foundation: Please Help Us Understand This!
A strange but revealing graphic from a recent report issued by the Gates Foundation reinforces the importance of shifting the frames on our work.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 2:11 PM
|Preserving Farmland in Montana: 3 Rural Community Development Tools
In Montana, small family farms are disappearing at an alarming rate. But some innovative tools are being developed to turn that around.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 2:10 PM