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Fifty Years Later, Religious Progressives Launch a New Poor People’s Campaign

Fifty Years Later, Religious Progressives Launch a New Poor People’s Campaign

In 2004, a group of Union students founded a center at Union called the Poverty Initiative, which relaunched as the Kairos Center in 2014 with a large gift from the Ford Foundation. Their mission, said the Kairos Center’s co-founder and current co-director, the Rev. Liz Theoharis, is “to support and help grow grassroots movements, particularly drawing on religion and on a human rights framework.”

Dilemma Over Confederate Monuments

Dilemma Over Confederate Monuments

Referring to Confederate Monuments and the Power of Absence, Menachem Weckerart said, "objects are rarely simple, and once they’ve taken hold, their absence too can retain power and a symbolic kind of presence.

Voices on Scripture

Voices on Scripture

“What does it mean to give proper attention to the ancient Near Eastern nature of the Hebrew Scriptures? Minimally it means reading other ancient Near Eastern texts. The Scriptures are exceedingly ‘respiratory’: they breathe in the culture of their times, and breathe it back out in a different form. To the reader who learns to breathe the same air—the one who becomes familiar with the context—it is increasingly hard to believe that he or she once read the Bible without.

$1.6 million grant for Sacred Music at Notre Dame

$1.6 million grant for Sacred Music at Notre Dame

This is the program’s second grant from the Lilly Endowment, a private, philanthropic foundation that supports the causes of religion, education, and community development. The first, a $1.9 million grant in 2012, helped launch SMND. Since then, graduate students in the Master of Sacred Music and Doctor of Musical Arts programs working through SMND have expanded outreach efforts to churches across northern Indiana, including through the Notre Dame Children’s Choir.

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Churches Serving Veterans

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Daryl Davis, A Black Man Has Collected More Than 200 Klansmen Robes

Daryl Davis, A Black Man Has Collected More Than 200 Klansmen Robes

Daryl Davis is a blues musician, but he also has what some might call an interesting hobby. For the past 30 years, Davis, a black man, has spent time befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. He says once the friendship blossoms, the Klansmen realize that their hate may be misguided. Since Davis started talking with these members, he says 200 Klansmen have given up their robes.

New Search Engine at On Being with Krista Tippett

New Search Engine at On Being with Krista Tippett

On Being archives can be overwhelming for new and old listeners alike. On Being with Krista Tippett aims to change that! So, they have built a new discovery tool, and need some of their most loyal listeners to help give it a test run. 
 
Using a “relationship algorithm” and human curation, On Being has tailored an experience that goes beyond topics. You can now explore new conversation threads and save crafted playlists tailored to your curiosities.
 

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The Law’s Fracture Lines, An On Scripture Feature

by Christopher T. Holmes (Romans 7:15-25a) The Law’s Fracture Lines, An ON Scripture Feature. A reflection by Christopher T. Holmes with a focus on Romans 7:15-25a (Jul 09, 2017) On Scripture Video.

 

McKibben Where Climate and Faith Meet

McKibben Where Climate and Faith Meet

On the stump with former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, or writing the lead piece in the New York Times’ Opinion section, Bill McKibben talks tough: “the planet can’t stand this presidency” and the GOP, as he told the Washington Post recently, “is a wholly owned subsidiary of the fossil fuel industry.”
 

Muslim Pakistani Immigrants Donate $15 Million to The University of Notre Dame

Muslim Pakistani Immigrants Donate $15 Million to The University of Notre Dame

“We came as immigrants, and this country has given us so much,” Mrs. Ansari said in an interview ahead of the announcement. “We want to give something back to America, but also to humanity. We want to promote the idea of equality.”

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FULLER dialogues on Race and Identity

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