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Faith Based Initiatives

#AfterFerguson: Faith-based Organizing's Approach

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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

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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

The John Jay Institute: Cultivating Leadership Through Dialogue

Charles Howard | Posted 01.01.2012 | College
Charles Howard

I visited a diverse group of individuals who were participating in The John Jay Institute's 2011-2012 Fellows Program -- a faith-based gap-year program which seeks to cultivate leaders for careers of principled service.

Church Or Jail Is No Option

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

No American should have to choose between invalidating their personal beliefs and going to jail. This choice is inhumane and discriminatory in addition to being unconstitutional.

Being Practical in Creating Change

Diana Mao | Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact
Diana Mao

Two men, Jonathan Walton and Max Lyons are working to break the misconception that the homeless are lazy, crazy, and harmful drug addicts.

The Time Is Now To Stop Faith-Based Hiring Discrimination

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Posted 08.23.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy

Mr. President, it is time to restore religious freedom protections in federal contracts. I urge you, please, honor this historic anniversary by restoring the civil rights protections that began 70 years ago this week.

Divinity of Doubt

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 06.12.2011 | Books
Frank Schaeffer

Divinity of Doubt will have no friends of the kind who want to be comfortable in a group, no ready-made groups looking to be further validated by the one-way bias that passes for communication these days.

Here's Another Nice Mess You've Gotten Yourselves Into...

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

It's near-impossible to imagine most Americans looking at the platform the Republican Party is pushing and thinking, "Yes! This is what I want my America to stand for. That's the party for me!"

Obama Approves Funding Discriminatory Faith-Based Initiatives

Alex Blaze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Blaze

Federal money is being given to organizations that have "straight-only" and "pray like us only" hiring practices, but that's only a smaller skirmish in the larger war to take money out of the government's hands.

Obama Clarifies Religious Liberty Protections, Strengthens Foundation Of Faith-Based Policy

K. Hollyn Hollman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
K. Hollyn Hollman

It was not fast and it did not finish the job, but the Obama administration's executive order clarifying policies on government partnerships with faith-based organizations is important.