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Photos of the Week

(RNS) — This week’s gallery includes the feast of Saint Anthony in Spain, unrest in Iran, Pakistan and India, and more.

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POSTED JANUARY 18, 2020 2:00 PM
LDS Church to make changes to temple clothing

The LDS Church plans to simplify the ritual clothing Mormons wear inside the temple, starting March 31.

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POSTED JANUARY 18, 2020 12:21 PM
RNS Updated Budget — Friday, January 17, 2020

EDS NOTE: Religion News Service will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. NEWS STORY RNS-India-Protests: South Asian Americans protest Modi's crackdown from ...

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POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 10:07 PM
Precarious US-Iran relations have Muslim voters eyeing candidates’ records on war

(RNS) — Muslim voters who sit in the anti-war camp seem most drawn toward Sen. Bernie Sanders, the candidate who has long been a favorite among Muslim voters.

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POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 7:50 PM
Book: How Martin Luther King Jr. used the pulpit to 'redeem' America's soul

(RNS) — He believed there were transcendent truths that had the power to change hearts and move them away from the political and social policies of segregation.

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POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 7:27 PM
United Methodist Schism and the ‘Protocol’ of 2020

(Sightings) — One wonders if United Methodists, including those who signed the “protocol,” increasingly understand that “breaking up [really] is hard to do.”

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POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 5:33 PM
Gwyneth Paltrow trolls the wellness industry

(RNS) — Unlike other companies that commodify our spiritual yearnings, Goop exists apart from the question of whether anyone has ever actually bought any of its products.

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POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 5:00 PM
South Asian Americans protest Modi's crackdown from afar

(RNS) — A 'National Day of Action' aims to call out the slice of the Indian American community that is sympathetic to India’s right-wing politics.

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POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 5:00 PM
Panama: 7 killed, 14 tortured in exorcism terror rituals

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Seven people were killed in a bizarre religious ritual in a jungle community in Panama, in which indigenous residents were rounded up by about 10 lay preachers and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them "repent their sins," authorities said Thursday.

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POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 4:39 PM
RNS Opening Budget — Friday, January 17, 2020

NEWS STORY RNS-India-Protests: South Asian Americans protest Modi's crackdown from afar (RNS) — A 'National Day of Action' to be held this weekend around the country aims to call out ...

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POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 4:29 PM

Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

Remaking the Economy in Los Angeles: The Rise of Social Movements
  “We live in tremendously challenging times,” and it will take “creative social movement organizing that actually has a community base” to address these challenges, notes Professor Manual Pastor, the inaugural holder of the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change at the University of Southern California and author of States of Resistance, in an

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 10:38 PM
Mission Haiku: The Poetry of Mission Statements
History has seen few more exacting wordsmiths than the great haiku poets. When writing mission statements, nonprofits can learn much from them.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 3:50 PM
The Liberatory Force of the Imagination
A new wave of public art explores the power struggles of history with a very different creative consciousness.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 3:22 PM
Will Missouri Parents Get to Ban Books and Send Librarians to Jail?
Librarians have been lying down in front of the bulldozers of censorship for decades. A proposed Missouri law presents one more battle in a long First Amendment struggle.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 3:20 PM
California Bill to Regulate Donor-Advised Funds Advances in State Assembly
A California bill that seeks to pierce the veil of donor-advised funds clears an important state assembly committee hurdle. What effect will this have on national reform efforts?

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 3:19 PM
Fear of Donors Leads to Cancelled Art Showing
A university-affiliated Israeli museum decided not to risk upsetting a donor by hosting a talk by a Palestinian artist. They should be ashamed and embarrassed for their cowardice.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 3:13 PM
The Harm in Excusatory Nonprofit Narratives: The Real Deal with MIT and Epstein
Lapses in ethical practice often metastasize inside our organizations, creating cultures where integrity is negotiable.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 3:13 PM
Mission Haiku- the Poetry of Mission Statements
History has seen few more exacting wordsmiths than the great haiku poets. When writing mission statements, nonprofits can learn much from them.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 3:00 PM
Using Electoral Laws to Boost Voter Participation: Australia’s Example
In the United States, a lot of political energy goes into finding ways to discourage voting. Australia shows it’s possible to encourage it, instead.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2020 3:17 PM
Three CEOs in Two Years: What’s Up (or Down) at National Geographic?
Four years ago, the National Geographic Society sold some operations to the for-profit 21st Century Fox, bringing its asset base to more than a billion. So why can’t it keep a CEO?

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2020 3:16 PM

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