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|Catholic school apologizes after clip emerges of students mocking Native Americans
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'They're just responding to a president that is giving license to racists and bigots who have no place in our society,' a Native American activist said.
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POSTED JANUARY 19, 2019 11:56 PM
|Photos of the Week
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes celebrations from the Kumbh Mela festival in India, animal blessings for the feast of Saint Anthony, and more.
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POSTED JANUARY 19, 2019 1:16 AM
|At March for Life, crowd cheers for anti-abortion gains — and Trump
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise appearance at the event, striding on stage with his wife, Karen.
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POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 11:30 PM
|Michael Muhammad Knight wants to introduce you to Islam’s prophet — 40 times
(RNS) — In his latest book, Michael Muhammad Knight seeks a more fluid biography of the Holy Prophet of Islam — beyond modern constructions.
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POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 9:50 PM
|Greeks bridle at historic deal to split Orthodox church from state
ATHENS, Greece (RNS) — Next month, the country's parliament is expected to vote on an agreement to make the Greek state neutral toward religion, ending the primacy of Greek Orthodoxy in the country’s constitution.
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POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 9:12 PM
|A grim anniversary for Dietrich Bonhoeffer marks what might have been
(RNS) — Eighty years ago, the anti-Nazi activist Dietrich Bonhoeffer traveled back to Germany. Had he survived World War II, he might have become a global leader in fostering respect between Christians and Jews.
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POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 9:09 PM
|How staying in dialogue allowed us to stay in the Women’s March
(RNS) — After asking tough questions and receiving honest answers from the Women’s March leaders, I now plan to take part in the march this weekend.
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POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 7:24 PM
|Roe v. Wade may be in peril, but future of anti-abortion movement is unclear
WASHINGTON (RNS) — This year's March for Life is being cast as a victory party, but it's less than clear how long it may take to dismantle Roe v. Wade or what would happen afterward.
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POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 3:59 PM
|AME Church announces death of Senior Bishop McKinley Young
The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church acknowledging and surrendering to the will of God announces that the Right Reverend McKinley Young, the Senior Bishop and the 109th Elected and Consecrated Bishop, made his transition to the church triumphant on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Elected in 1992, Senior Bishop Young served the […]
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POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 2:55 PM
|Trump’s evangelical base has shrunk
At least for now.
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POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 1:30 PM
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
|The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s Bigger and Better Capital Flow Creates Its Own Course
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation has become distinguished for its exploration of a new form of grantmaking: megagrants designed around nonprofit-directed working capital, funding for rigorous evaluation, and capacity building. And now, as the Foundation faces its own voluntary sunsetting, its legacy appears in the form of a more commonly owned funding vehicle built on the same model.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 3:28 PM
|The Great Debate: Can “Creating a Dialogue” Make a Real Difference?
In France, leaders kick off a country-wide debate to quell the Yellow Vest protests. Is it a model for other regions responding to resistance movements, or a smokescreen?
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 3:27 PM
|Nonprofit Seeks to Guide Chicago Manufacturers through Generational Change
In Chicago, three in four manufacturing firms are owned by people 55 and older. A majority of these firms lack succession plans. A new nonprofit-public sector partnership aims to change that by setting itself up as a fair broker that can help ensure Chicago’s manufacturing industry remains both in place and locally owned as current owners retire.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 3:27 PM
|Kaiser Makes First Investments from $200 Million Affordable Housing Fund
Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest nonprofit integrated healthcare system, is investing $200 million in housing to better address some of the social determinants of health that affect the 12.2 million people it insures.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 3:26 PM
|$18K Price Tag for a City’s Values: Modesto and Its Commitment to All Residents
The community values of Modesto, California are brought into question when a for-profit business is chosen for a city maintenance contract over a small nonprofit employing adults with disabilities.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 3:25 PM
|Major Grant Goes to a Hoped-For Identity Change of Museum Boards
The leading museum trade association announces a $4 million grant-funded initiative to support a more diverse museum sector leadership at both the board and staff levels.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 3:50 PM
|Court Documents Highlight Sackler Family Role in Promoting OxyContin Sales
A lawsuit by the Massachusetts attorney general reveals that Sackler family members—leading philanthropists in the US—were very “hands-on” at family-owned Purdue Pharma, a company that has earned most of its profits through the sale of the prescription opioid OxyContin.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 3:49 PM
|Agribusiness and Nonprofit Partnerships: Good-Faith Effort or PR Stunt?
A quick search into the NPQ annals reveals dozens of illuminating articles on the pros and cons of corporate-nonprofit relationships. Sponsorships of this sort are nothing new, but some partnerships raise more eyebrows than others.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 3:48 PM
|The Struggle of One Small United Way Results in CEO Resignation
While large United Way chapters tend to get more press attention, the decline in workplace giving is affecting smaller chapters as well, as this case from Florida reveals.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 3:47 PM
|Mississippi House Advances Bill to Allow Electric Co-ops to Build Broadband Networks
In Mississippi, a bill to empower the state’s rural electric co-ops to offer broadband service to underserved rural counties passes the state House of Representatives on a 115–3 vote. The bill now proceeds to the state senate.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 3:45 PM