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(RNS) — This week’s gallery includes the Religions for Peace conference in Germany, the largest new mosque in Europe, and more.

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POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 1:29 AM
Rev. William Barber calls on Democrats to host debate on poverty, racism

(RNS) — The progressive activist and pastor called on Democratic Party leaders to do more to address the concerns of poor and low-income Americans.

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POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 10:41 PM
Glamour and unattainability is out. Spiritual refreshment is in

(RNS) — Today’s advertisements are designed to evoke different and more numinous emotions: spiritual well-being, an inward journey, a moral sensibility. We’re buying the very things that organized religion used to provide us for free.

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POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 6:41 PM
Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, announces the appointment of NT Wright as their Senior Research Fellow

OXFORD, England — Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, today announces that the Wycliffe Hall Council intends to appoint NT Wright (The Rt Revd Prof Nicholas Thomas Wright) as Senior Research Fellow, as of 1 October 2019. NT Wright is currently Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Mary’s College, St Andrews in […]

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POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 5:19 PM
Why Trump — and some of his followers — believe he is the Chosen One

(RNS) — Trump’s two announcements this week reveal why some evangelicals see him as 'God’s Chosen One' — a King Cyrus-like figure, anointed by God to save America from cultural collapse.

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POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 4:56 PM
German town welcomes hundreds from different faiths for food, worship and unity

LINDAU, Germany (RNS) — During breaks in their four-day meeting, many delegates to the Religions for Peace global assembly found time to explore the town of about 25,000 people.

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POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 4:33 PM
Outgoing Religions for Peace leader reflects on decades of interfaith cooperation

LINDAU, Germany (RNS) — Retiring interfaith leader William Vendley says faith leaders must focus on the common good — as well as the interests of their own communities — in order to help address issues like climate change, peace and terrorism.

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POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:34 PM
American Jews are loyal to the vision of America

Politically speaking, this has been the most dangerous week in American Jewish history.

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POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 2:51 PM
Aid to Humanity in one of the nation’s highest cost of living areas

San Francisco Bay Area residents benefit from free aid & donations from Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, Inc. Hundreds of East Oakland residents were gifted care packages and school supplies from the Felix Y. Manalo (FYM) Foundation, the charitable arm of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church Of Christ) during the Aug. 17 Aid to […]

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POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 1:47 PM
Loyola’s Sister Jean celebrates her 100th birthday with scholarship, well wishes

CHICAGO (RNS) — The Loyola basketball chaplain, who won fans during the Ramblers’ run to the Final Four during the 2018 NCAA March Madness tournament, celebrated her 100th birthday Wednesday (Aug. 21).

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POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 9:32 PM

Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

Empowering Communities: Participatory Grantmakers Say We Must Go beyond Feedback
Philanthropy, driven by people with wealth, has a hard time addressing problems wealth created. Participatory grantmaking, by empowering communities to make grant decisions, can help change that.

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 2:29 PM
Memphis-Based Plough Foundation Prepares to Close Its Doors in Four Years
Not all foundations are created equal. Not all foundations cease operations equally, either.

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 2:28 PM
Employees Become Co-Owners of “The Old Farmer’s Almanac”
In New Hampshire, Yankee Publishing, a family-owned firm since 1935, sold 30 percent of the company to its employees; over time, employees will gain full ownership.

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 2:27 PM
Community Finance Leaders Bust Myths about Rural Poverty
Two community development finance leaders weigh in on common misunderstandings about rural America and how to promote effective change.

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 2:24 PM
Parkland Students Outline Gun Safety Vision in Comprehensive Plan
Student survivors of the Parkland shooting outline a holistic vision to address the causes of US gun violence.

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 2:21 PM
Communities and States Mobilize to Block New Restrictions on Immigrants
As the White House seeks to implement the so-called “public charge” rule that favors wealthier and more educated immigrants, a coalition of advocacy groups has sued the government over the proposed change.

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 2:20 PM
Napa Museum Plan to Deaccession Art Works Raises Art Community’s Ire
A Bay Area museum plans to deaccession the majority of its collection to stabilize its finances, prompting over 100 artists to sign an open letter protesting the move.

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 2:39 PM
Board Building, but to What End?
Advice columns on how to be a good board member often contain useful pointers, but it is important to get lost in the check lists and lose sight of your nonprofit’s mission.

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 2:38 PM
A Swedish Teenager Crosses the Atlantic to Fight for the Planet
Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, calls attention to the climate crisis by engaging in a near-zero carbon emission trip across the Atlantic.

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 2:38 PM
Universal Basic Income Gains Traction
While not without its drawbacks, a universal basic income, by setting an income floor for all Americans, has the potential to help create a more just society.

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 2:37 PM

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