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How Beitar Jerusalem's football club owner took on racism and won

BBC

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Ending discrimination in football requires directly addressing some of the negative aspects of fan behavior. In Israel, the owner of the Beitar Jerusalem football club has threatened to take legal action against the La Familiar fan club, claiming damages to Beitar’s brand. In addition to the thre...

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This unique program is helping people who care for their loved ones with dementia and more

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

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A Chicago-based program called Caring Together, Living Better is aiming to increase support to family members acting as caregivers for the elderly in their lives by providing resources directly in their churches. Focused primarily on minority communities, this creative collaboration uses trained ...

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Fix It and They Will Come

The Progressive

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Around the United States, small-town institutions are shuttering and communal ties are weakening, all less than positive signs for the fate of democracy. But in Orange, New Jersey, Mindy Fullilove and other congregants at the First Unitarian Universalist Church used a crowdfunding platform called...

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How Churches Fight the Stigma of H.I.V.

The New York Times

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Improving outcomes in addressing HIV requires reducing stigma. In Atlanta, Georgia, faith-based communities are embracing HIV prevention campaigns and courses. Bible Way Ministries provides HIV testing at community events and offers awareness campaigns aimed at reducing stigma. In Philadelphia, F...

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In Ecuador, one woman has given shelter to over 8,500 Venezuelans

Al Jazeera

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Carmen Carcelen lives in northern Ecuador with her husband, eight children, and hundreds of Venezuelan migrants who are fleeing poverty, violence, and hyperinflation at home. Carcelen has been providing food and shelter (and even foot rubs) to over 8,500 migrants for two years now. Carcelen says ...

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Growing community: How Colorado religious leaders are farming food — and a new variety of faithful

The Colorado Sun

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As congregations are struggling to engage younger people in faith communities, many are turning to food to energize young people. These "food-based ministries" span Jewish and Christian communities alike to connect with faithful followers.

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