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|Photos of the Week
(RNS) — This week’s gallery includes Hindu and Buddhist festivals in Asia, a Catholic bishop blessing slums in South America, and more.
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POSTED JULY 19, 2019 10:58 PM
|Faith groups fear the end of refugee resettlement in the U.S.
(RNS) — The Trump administration is considering shutting down refugee resettlement for the coming fiscal year, a move that would dismantle an already weakened refugee resettlement infrastructure.
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POSTED JULY 19, 2019 9:21 PM
|Hymn society tournament reveals ‘greatest hymn of all time’
(RNS) — More than 800 people, mostly members of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, voted during the competition that featured brackets similar to the springtime NCAA basketball tradition.
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POSTED JULY 19, 2019 6:50 PM
|Millennials, moral relativism and Iris Murdoch
(RNS) — The celebrated British novelist Iris Murdoch, who would have turned 100 this week, anticipated young Americans' attempt to find goodness without God.
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POSTED JULY 19, 2019 5:10 PM
|Will the Mormon president apologize to the NAACP for the church’s past racism?
(RNS) — Short answer: probably not, but a columnist can dream.
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POSTED JULY 19, 2019 5:00 PM
|Across US, clergy mobilize to support vulnerable migrants
(AP) — The prospect of a nationwide sweep for undocumented immigrants has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations to stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants with offers of sanctuary and other services.
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POSTED JULY 19, 2019 4:52 PM
|NationsUniversity® accreditation renewed
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission has renewed the institution’s accreditation NEW ORLEANS — The Distance Education Accrediting Commission, which accredited NationsUniversity initially in 2015, has renewed the institution’s accreditation through June 2023. DEAC is a national accrediting body that holds the same standing with the U.S. Government as the regional commissions. Most regionally-accredited bodies focus […]
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POSTED JULY 19, 2019 4:29 PM
|Scribes tried to blot her out. Now a scholar is trying to recover the real Mary Magdalene.
(RNS) — New questions about Mary Magdalene's true identity have implications not just for biblical scholars but for policy about women's roles in the church.
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POSTED JULY 19, 2019 3:57 PM
|From Apollo 8 to SpaceIL, how to celebrate Shabbat, Ramadan and Christmas in space
(RNS) — From NASA's Apollo missions to SpaceIL's recent moonshot, Christmas to Ramadan, humans have found ways to practice their beliefs while touching the heavens.
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POSTED JULY 19, 2019 3:15 PM
|Israeli archaeologists discover signs of religion in 9,000-year-old city near Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (RNS) — The Israel Antiquities Authority said 2,000 to 3,000 people lived in the ancient city, 'one of the largest of its kind in the region.' This is the first time a prehistoric settlement from this time period has been discovered in central Israel.
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POSTED JULY 19, 2019 2:40 PM
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
|More Like US: United Way Survey Finds a Problem with its Member Boards
A United Way board diversity survey in central Ohio finds that the reason agency boards don’t see a problem with their lack of diversity is because they are not diverse in the first place.
POSTED JULY 19, 2019 1:58 PM
|US House Votes to Raise Federal Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour by 2025
The US House passes a far-reaching bill that would double the federal minimum wage and phase out lower minimum wages for youth, disabled, and restaurant workers.
POSTED JULY 19, 2019 1:48 PM
|Tate Modern Commits to Addressing Climate Crisis in Its Exhibits and Operations
The Tate Modern museum has committed itself to reimagining its role in the context of the ongoing climate crisis. Will their move, as activists hope, inspire others to follow suit?
POSTED JULY 19, 2019 1:46 PM
|Preserving Black-Owned Land: Why New Policies are Needed
A century ago, Black farmers in the US South owned 15 million acres of land. Today, Black land ownership is less than one-tenth that amount.
POSTED JULY 19, 2019 1:45 PM
|University and Publisher Tussle over Access to Academic Research
A battle between the University of California and Elsevier, a leading publisher, centers on when research findings should be freely available and when they should be kept behind a subscription paywall.
POSTED JULY 19, 2019 1:42 PM
|The Role of Philanthropy in Regional Economic Development: The Donor View
In a survey of 32 San Diego donors, each of whom has given over $1 million, all 32 say their donations aim to not simply “do good” but to promote economic well-being.
POSTED JULY 19, 2019 1:36 PM
|Low Wage Chronicles: Exploiting Workers with Disabilities in Illinois
One organization finds itself owing $576,000 in back wages to its workers with disabilities. Another is flatfootedly using its employees as political fodder.
POSTED JULY 18, 2019 1:40 PM
|Water Scarcity a Boon for Financial Investors and the Nonprofit Sector Alike
The rise of water programming across nonprofits of all sizes has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, but how much simply feeds the “do-gooder/aid industrial complex?”
POSTED JULY 18, 2019 1:38 PM
|Trading a Nonprofit Building for Programmatic Freedom—with a Little Twist
An anonymous donor has bought the well-placed nonprofit building to rededicate it to community use and eventually sell it—even at a substantial financial loss—to another nonprofit.
POSTED JULY 18, 2019 1:37 PM
|Program to Promote Employee Ownership in Communities of Color Scores Early Wins
It is still early, but a fellowship program that aims to jump-start local programs to support conversion of businesses with retiring owners to their employees has promising early outcomes.
POSTED JULY 18, 2019 1:35 PM