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How Women’s Participation Improves Peacekeeping Operations

How Women’s Participation Improves Peacekeeping Operations

Pick Me For Peacekeeping

Pick me a woman
I have unique and substantive contributions to make
improving peacekeeping operations
I can access populations and venues closed to men
improving intelligence about potential security risks

As a woman
I am better able to screen women during searches
helping to close security loopholes

My presence
a female officer improves access to community members
amplifying situational awareness 
and helping military commanders fulfill their mandates
including the protection of civilians

The Religion and State (RAS) project

The Religion and State (RAS) project

The Religion and State (RAS) project is a university-based project located at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. The general goal is to provide detailed codings on several aspects of separation of religion and state for 183 states on a yearly basis between 1990 and 2014. This constitutes all countries with populations of 250,000 or more, as well as a sampling of countries with lower populations.

Building A Longer Table: Embracing the Disability Community

Building A Longer Table: Embracing the Disability Community

Dates & Time: 
Oct 15, 2018

The history of the faith community’s interaction with the disability community has been an ambiguous one. The church has often supported social structure and attitudes that isolate and treat people with disabilities with paternalism, often without realizing it.

Location: 
Hartford Seminary 77 Sherman St, Hartford, CT 06105

Franklin College Master's Program Gift

Franklin College Master's Program Gift

"A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. The gift will help launch the master's program in January. 

Leonard Bissonnette, a 1962 alumnus of Franklin, says the school offered him an educational foundation to build a successful career. “Terry and I are very impressed with Dr. Meehan and the Physician Assistant Studies program he is building.  We are honored to support this program and its impact on students and the college.”

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?

Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The Rev. Laura Everett and the Rev. Bill Lamar talk to leaders inside and outside of the church, finding where others are discovering hope and seeing Christian institutions thrive. [Listen now}.

The Benefits of Awareness of Mortality

The Benefits of Awareness of Mortality

"In becoming forcibly and essentially aware of my own mortality, and of what I wished and wanted for in my life, however short it might be, priorities and omissions became strongly etched in a merciless light and what I most regretted were my silences. Of what had I ever been afraid?"

Hannah Wehr, New Community Relations Intern Thanks to Lilly Endowment

Hannah Wehr, New Community Relations Intern Thanks to Lilly Endowment

Dubois County Community Foundation announces Hannah Wehr as the 2018 Lilly Community Relations Intern. As the community relations intern, Wehr will assist in communications and marketing activities, nonprofit engagement and donor relations.

Two New Decisions on Religion by the Supreme Court

Two New Decisions on Religion by the Supreme Court

" Two imminent decisions will tell us a lot about how the current court thinks about religion - specifically, how it defines religious discrimination and who it thinks needs the court's protection," writes Linda Greenhouse in Forbes: Religious organizations rally to preserve favorable tax treatment of clergy housing allowances. [Read More].

Tips on Finding Stillness

Tips on Finding Stillness

We live in a world where stillness is a dwindling resource. Where do we go to find stillness?

More and more of our personal, private space is filled with sound, much less our public space. Our lives are filled with increasing numbers of people, each of whom is entitled to express their own opinions. We live lives immersed in all these expressions. [Read More].

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Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists for 2018

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