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Mourning the Demise of a Zen Place to Die

The New York Times

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Instead of simply prioritizing growth, nonprofits need to implement carefully sized solutions with consideration to the longevity of their model. The closure of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, California, demonstrates how issues stemming from rapid growth scaling can undermine the long...

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In Detroit, one organization is schooling Muslims on racial justice

Religion News Service

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In a movement that started from a trending hashtag on Twitter - #BeingBlackandMuslim - scholars and activists around the country are working to reduce stereotypes about Black Muslims. Organizations that arose from the movement now compile toolkits, syllabi, and other educational materials about...

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How Rwanda's Catholic clinics struck a contraception compromise

The Christian Science Monitor

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Cooperation between state public health and religious institutions expands access to family planning resources for women. In areas of Rwanda where the Catholic Church operates some of the only healthcare centers, the Rwandan government has circumvented the prohibitive cost of building new facilit...

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Making Space for Worship in the 21st Century

Next City

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With the aim of providing a space for congregations without a space to worship, Church Space created “co-churching” spaces that offer a room, lighting, musical instruments, a PA system and other amenities for rent. A congregation books the space for a Sunday time slot and has access during a week...

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FARC Ex-Combatants Live Fragile Peace in Colombia

Sojourners

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From War to Peace, a project through the Lutheran World Federation, is helping ex-combatants and their families in Colombia lead a new, peaceful life. Many of these families are now living in an experimental community of former combatants as together, they work to overcome trauma and reintegrate ...

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Madrasa Discourses equip tomorrow's Islamic scholars with scientific literacy

Religion News Service

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In collaboration with Notre Dame University, graduates of madrasas in India are receiving additional education about Islam’s role in scientific development as well as a grounding in current scientific thought. In this manner, traditional education is being ‘refreshed’ from within by people who we...

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