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|Israel, 1; evangelicals, 0
Zionism goes one on one with homophobia. Guess which one won?
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POSTED MAY 22, 2019 9:31 PM
|New Haven mosque struggles to resume Ramadan rituals after arson attack
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (RNS) — A week after the blaze, with the cameras and politicians gone, the members of a tightly knit Turkish community began to feel the weight of their loss and the reconstruction effort ahead.
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POSTED MAY 22, 2019 8:23 PM
|Poll: American Jews feel threatened, blame Trump
(RNS) — One reason for the dissatisfaction with President Trump may have to do with his appeals to white nationalists.
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POSTED MAY 22, 2019 7:53 PM
|D-Day was the beginning of American Jews’ ‘coming of age’
(RNS) — When Jewish men and women returned to civilian life in 1945, they no longer perceived themselves as members of a vulnerable minority group, but rather as part of a proud, self-confident community.
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POSTED MAY 22, 2019 7:30 PM
|In central Africa, Islamist militias complicate church efforts to battle Ebola
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Intent on disrupting efforts to stop the spread of the disease and on delegitimizing local authorities, militants have attacked Christian pastors and health workers.
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POSTED MAY 22, 2019 4:38 PM
|Taylor graduates find unity in their division through controversial Pence speech
UPLAND, Ind. (RNS) — While some walked out over Pence’s views on LGBTQ issues or the Trump administration’s immigration policies, others said they had walked out in support of their friends, whether or not they shared the objections to Pence's presence.
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POSTED MAY 21, 2019 9:03 PM
|Good Jews and Bad Jews
A bad old tradition is back.
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POSTED MAY 21, 2019 8:37 PM
|Wilton Gregory installed as new Catholic archbishop of Washington
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington installed Wilton Gregory as its archbishop on Tuesday (May 21), ushering in a new era for a community marred by recent scandals involving sex abuse.
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POSTED MAY 21, 2019 8:24 PM
|‘Somebody out there wants to hurt us’: Arson in Boston, Chicago rattles local Jews
BOSTON (RNS) — A rash of fires that police say were intentionally set at Jewish community centers around Boston and in Chicago last week has left Jewish groups feeling vulnerable.
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POSTED MAY 21, 2019 8:10 PM
|Abolishing the priesthood will not save the Catholic Church
(RNS) — In The Atlantic, James Carroll asserts that abolishing the priesthood in the Catholic Church is the only way to defeat the clericalism he blames for the sex abuse crisis. But as in other revolutions, a new cadre would simply replace the old guard.
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POSTED MAY 21, 2019 2:21 PM
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
|Can ESOPs Make a Difference for Equity? New Research Findings Say Yes
To date, few studies on employee stock ownership plan companies (ESOPs) have paid attention to race, in part because the sector has been largely white. But that is changing, and preliminary data suggests employee ownership can be very effective at building wealth in communities of color.
POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:56 PM
|“We Want Our Freedom,” Declare Disability Advocates to Dems
For some people with disabilities, including some elderly people, how the budget is structured will mean the difference between forced institutionalization or a life of relative freedom.
POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:50 PM
|IRS as Nonprofit Oversight? Without a Lot More Help, Don’t Expect Much
We should insist on stronger vetting at the IRS; detecting problems is really catch-as-catch-can.
POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:46 PM
|Intermediary Backs Pilot Efforts to Reduce Racial Wealth Gap
What can be done at a local level to act to counter the nation’s enormous and growing racial wealth gap? A nonprofit, partnering with six cities, seeks to find out.
POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:42 PM
|Crowds of Young Women Protest Abortion Bans on National Day of Action
Hundreds of rallies across the country voiced support for preserving and expanding women’s access to reproductive health care.
POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:38 PM
|An Illinois CDFI Leader Explains Why Appraisals Reinforce Structural Racism
A Midwest CDFI leader explains why his nonprofit bases its facility loans to nonprofits on projected nonprofit income, rather than appraised value.
POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:35 PM
|Race to the Supreme Court: A Deeply Dangerous Moment for Women
As the philosopher George Santayana once famously remarked, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As challenges to Roe v. Wade proliferate, let’s resolve not to forget.
POSTED MAY 21, 2019 2:29 PM
|Chick-fil-A: “Helping Children” Supersedes Gift Recipients’ Bigoted Aims
Facing a backlash for the recent reveal that its foundation is still funding nonprofits that discriminate against LGBTQ persons, Chick-fil-A’s foundation has refined its explanation, saying its giving is part of “a much higher calling.”
POSTED MAY 21, 2019 2:22 PM
|The NRA Follows Familiar Pattern: How Deep Will the Damage Go?
Even as the 2020 elections crank up, the NRA is slowly following a script that has not worked for other organizations in similar straits.
POSTED MAY 21, 2019 2:17 PM
|Gates Foundation Study of Colleges: Yet Another Education Misfire?
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launches a 30-member Postsecondary Value Commission to assess the value of education after high school.
POSTED MAY 21, 2019 2:12 PM