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Churches arm, train congregants in wake of mass shootings

Associated Press

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With people across the United States living in constant fear of mass shootings, in these despondent times, some churches paying companies to train and arm their members in preparation. While the FBI and other security experts don’t fully support the response, the approach has gained traction. Whi...

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How Chattanooga churches are making changes to go green

Chattanooga Times Free Press

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Churches in Chattanooga, TN are taking steps to make their spaces more environmentally -friendly and -conscious. Places like St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Grace Episcopal Church are taking on initiatives like motion-detected lighting systems, upgrading faucets to curb usage, and creating raised...

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These Millennials Got New Roommates. They're Nuns.

The New York Times

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For millennials looking to gain a stronger sense of commitment to social justice and service work, religious traditions can provide a helpful framework. The Nuns and Nones program in Burlingame, California, places young participants into convents. In exchange for low-income housing, the young peo...

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"A sense of belonging" for Latinxs in recovery at the West Kensington Ministry

Covering Addiction

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For members of the Latinx community seeking treatment for substance abuse, much needed resources, like Spanish-speaking counselors, can be hard to come by at recovery centers. In Philadelphia, faith-based organizations like West Kensington Ministry are filling the gaps by providing peer and commu...

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During Ramadan, virtual spaces help stave off the loneliness for some Muslims

Religion News Service

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Digital platforms can provide a space for those living apart from their religious communities to affirm their identity. From hash tags to online academies, Muslims who otherwise would not have regular access to a mosque or religious network are creating their own communities online. During Ramada...

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In D.C., a call for restaurants to give fasting Muslims an alternative to IHOP in Ramadan

Religion News Service

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Being inclusive involves demonstrating consideration and making space for the traditions and customs of others. To encourage these practices among businesses and restaurants in the Washington D.C. area with regard to the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, Katherine Ashworth Brandt started Dine After Dark...

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