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Interfaith Coalitions Intervene to Address Homelessness

On Tuesday mornings, Bentley Stewart prepares to share a meal with several dozen of his friends experiencing homelessness. Before they eat, Stewart passes a feather around the circle and asks people to share whatever is on their heart. Some speak of a profound, heartbreaking prayer request. Others read a weather report. One man stands up… Continue reading Interfaith Coalitions Intervene to Address Homelessness

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Women’s Group Fosters Future Collaborations During Ramadan Season

As five panelists of different religious backgrounds discussed their traditions, women around the room at an iftar held in Syracuse, NY, began to latch onto the thread of commonality that brought them together. The Women’s Iftar was the first of its kind organized by Women Transcending Boundaries, a URI Cooperation Circle and egalitarian community of… Continue reading Women’s Group Fosters Future Collaborations During Ramadan Season

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Scarboro Mission Closing, Interfaith Studies Program to Launch at Ontario University

Instead of looking at the closing of Scarboro Mission after over 30 years of service as the end of an era, Director of Interfaith Work Paul McKenna sees it as an opportunity to take their ministry to college campuses. Although Scarboro Mission as we know it will disband this year, their work will continue, beginning… Continue reading Scarboro Mission Closing, Interfaith Studies Program to Launch at Ontario University

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Breaking Bread More Powerful Than Hate in Countering Anti-Sharia Protests

Leaders in interfaith communities knew they had to meet protest with peace when the largest anti-Muslim grassroots organization in the U.S. announced demonstrations to take place on June 10. “It was incredible to see the turnout [of counter-protesters] who were there to show solidarity,” said Kate Chance, interfaith coordinator at the Islamic Networks Group (ING),… Continue reading Breaking Bread More Powerful Than Hate in Countering Anti-Sharia Protests

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Is There Threat of Retaliation After U.S. Drops MOAB In Afghanistan?

The U.S. Air Force dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on ISIS forces in Afghanistan on April 13. The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), nick named the “Mother Of All Bombs,” was used on an Islamic State system of tunnels and caves. It killed 36 people. Natasha Bertrand from Business Insider and foreign policy analyst Morgan Ortagus joined Carrie Sheffield… Continue reading Is There Threat of Retaliation After U.S. Drops MOAB In Afghanistan?

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Journalist Judith Miller: Syria Strikes ‘Long Overdue’ and U.S. Must ‘Offer Safety’ to Refugees

Judith Miller is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and former reporter at The New York Times. Currently, she is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a commentator for Fox News. She specializes in speaking on American foreign policy, terrorism and other national security issues. Bold asked her about Syria, “fake news,” her time in jail and… Continue reading Journalist Judith Miller: Syria Strikes ‘Long Overdue’ and U.S. Must ‘Offer Safety’ to Refugees

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Fownders: Rebuilding Newark Will Take ‘a Human Accelerator Before a Business Accelerator’

The co-founder of Elite Daily is creating a entrepreneur community to help rebuild Newark. Gerard Adams grew up in New Jersey and was involved in fighting, street racing and drug-dealing as a kid. After a brush with the law, he made some changes, transferring his “hustler mentality” from drug dealing to business. After selling Elite Daily… Continue reading Fownders: Rebuilding Newark Will Take ‘a Human Accelerator Before a Business Accelerator’