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Religious worship, promotion, and study. These stories revolve around religion and its many forms of worship, governance, study, and administration.

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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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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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From Fatal Shots to Farm Plots: These Guns Are Given New Meaning

NationSwell

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For people wanting to dispose of their firearms, RAWtools offers a unique opportunity. Understanding that the process can be challenging and emotional, they recycle weapons into gardening tools through their Swords to Plowshares initiative. By offering this, the faith-based organization seeks to ...

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In Chicago, one mosque charts its own path

Religion News Service

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Masjid al-Rabia, a small mosque on the third floor of in a co-working space in downtown Chicago, is making waves as an untraditional prayer space. Not only is it woman-centered (not led), but their services are made accessible to all genders, sexualities, abilities, classes, etc. The mosque also ...

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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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