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Faith Based Initiatives

A Christian Warrior For Health Takes On Chronic Disease After Battling AIDS

David J. Olson | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
David J. Olson

Many Kenyans are surviving AIDS only to live long enough to be killed by NCDs. Annually, 28 million people die from NCDs in low- and middle-income countries like Kenya, representing nearly 75 percent of deaths from NCDs globally.

Can Stevie Wonder's Call for Higher Ground in Accessibility Be a Catalyst for Faith-Based Communities?

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 02.18.2016 | Religion
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Most of us eventually develop disabling conditions related to age. I'm hoping with the influence of people like Stevie Wonder, disability will become our next equality discussion in all sorts of venues.

The Business of Faith - An Interview with Al Erisman

Romal Tune | Posted 09.05.2015 | Religion
Romal Tune

For much of my career I've worked in the faith community but lately I've been asked by a few companies to conduct workshops on professional and person...

Hurricane Katrina's Struggling Black Gay Community

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

The hurricane exposed not only race and class fault lines, but the odious fault lines of heterosexism and faith-based privilege. LGBTQ evacuees, many of whom are now displaced, faced all kinds of discrimination at the hands of many of the faith-based relief agencies.

In Support of the Pope's Statement on Climate Change

Jennifer Wiseman | Posted 07.17.2016 | Religion
Jennifer Wiseman

The Pope's Encyclical reflects a growing and important relationship between religious leaders and the scientific community, one that DoSER has actively supported for 20 years by facilitating conversations between scientists and religious communities.

10 Things I Learned From Viewing 'Brave Spaces'

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

The basic question answered in the documentary is "how have faith leaders, LGBT advocates and broader communities been able to find common ground and work together to advance the causes of social justice."

Indiana's Religion Bill Is Partially Fixed -- But There's More Work to Be Done

Rev. Barry Lynn | Posted 06.07.2015 | Religion
Rev. Barry Lynn

This was a strong and welcomed statement from the Obama Administration. I just wish that the president would apply this sentiment to the "religious freedom" provisions maintained by his own administration.

10 Apps To Keep You Accountable For Those New Year's Resolutions

Religion News Service | Heather Adams | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Still trying to keep up with those New Year’s resolutions? Fear not: As your vows to lose weight or give more to charity get harder to keep, t...

#AfterFerguson: Faith-based Organizing's Approach

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Ana Garcia-Ashley

While what we at Gamaliel fight on are depressing issues, right now, at least, I'm kind of giddy. It's not often that a two-time Pulitzer-winning journalist basically endorses everything we are doing.

Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships

David J. Olson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

t used to be that a donor would sit down with the ministry of health to work out the design and implementation of a new global health initiative, with no significant input or involvement of other stakeholders. Those days, thankfully, are long gone.

From #GivingTuesday to Giving USA, New Lessons for Faith-Based Organizations

Jumpstart | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion
Jumpstart

Ethics, integrity, imagination. These are among the opportunities and challenges that faith-based nonprofit organizations bring to the broader social sector.

100 Religious Groups Doing Good In The World Today

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg & Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion

Religion has made its way into many global conflicts, and there is no doubt that religion can be divisive and cause harm. That said, countless religio...

A Spiritual Option For College Grads

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion

Thousands of students will don caps and gowns in May and June to celebrate their college graduations, and the question on many minds is: What's next? ...

14 Faith-Based Environmental Groups To Know About

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion

Green activism is often largely a scientific and political affair. But it doesn't need to be that way. Some of the best-known environmental organizati...

Momentum And Inertia: Twin Threats To The Separation Of Church And State

Rev. Barry Lynn | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Rev. Barry Lynn

Today, we have two main problems related to separation of church and state. To borrow from physics, one relates to momentum, the other to inertia.

Honoring Their Sacrifice

Douglas M. Johnston, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion
Douglas M. Johnston, Ph.D.

Although government cannot own the process, there are any number of ways in which it can reinforce it and build upon it to solidify the gains of religious peacemakers.

Fixing Obesity, Between Little Rock and Hard Places

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I was privileged to be in rooms full of people passionate about the obesity challenges in Arkansas and prepared to work hard. Everyone around me seemed realistic about the challenges and was lacing up his or her hiking boots accordingly.

Ready for Prime Time: Walk This Way

Yvonna Russell | Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

Industry veteran producer director and writer Vanessa Middleton has created the comedy sketch series Walk This Way for AlrightTV.

Mainstreaming Hindu And Dharmic Americans And Values: Reflections On The Obama Impact

Anju Bhargava | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

A path to inclusion has been created. Now it is up to the community to take it forward; to continue addressing priority issues facing our nation and make more visible our evolving needs and strengths as we the New Americans weave our professional skills, traditions and culture in the pluralistic tapestry of America.

A Religious Rescue from the Fiscal Cliff

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

It's time to reconsider the huge tax benefits and government subsidies that are provided to government-recognized religions in this country.

Gerry Smith

What Would Jesus Do? He'd Back A Startup

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.06.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- On a recent evening, a small group of tech entrepreneurs sat around a table in Manhattan's Flatiron District, swapping ideas on how to gro...

Bring Moneychangers Back to the Temple (Church and Mosque)?

Patrice Peyret | Posted 09.04.2012 | Money
Patrice Peyret

Many faith-based institutions offer a broad base of support, including food pantries, counseling and help accessing social services. Why not extend that support by helping to address another one of the problems their community faces: financial inclusion?

Serve the Community Instead of Trying to Fill Pews

Carey Fuller | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Carey Fuller

How can say you serve the community if you pick and choose who gets your help? Groups must work together to solve a crisis that affects everybody, not just members of their own churches.

Laura Bassett

Former Bush Official Files Suit Against Birth Control Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Jim Towey, the former director of George W. Bush’s Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives, slapped that same office with a federal lawsuit an...

Jaweed Kaleem

Gingrich's Little-Known Role In The Faith-Based Charity Boom

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

As he stumps and debates on the campaign trail from Iowa to South Carolina, Newt Gingrich has hinted at how his White House would approach faith. In a...