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    Nearly one month after Nepal was rocked by the first of two earthquakes, humanitarian and faith-based groups face major challenges; a boy’s prep school led by Benedictine monks emphasizes responsibility, community, and the Rule of St. Benedict; and the nonprofit organization Final Salute meets the needs of homeless women veterans and their children. More

    May 20, 2015 | Comments

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    The only way not to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenges in Nepal, says World Vision’s Kent Hill, “is to not think of a million or 12 million or 50 million people in need. It’s to think about that one person, that one child…Once you’ve seen one life change, you say it is worth it.” More

    May 20, 2015 | Comments

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    Find out more about how you can help these faith-based disaster relief organizations working in areas affected by the earthquakes in Nepal. More

    May 20, 2015

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    “We’re here as a sign of God’s presence,” says Father Edwin Leahy, headmaster of St. Benedict’s Prep School in Newark, New Jersey. “That’s who we are as monks. We take a vow of stability of place, so even though the neighborhoods change around us on a regular basis, we stay.” More

    May 20, 2015 | Comments

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    “We are still not getting it as a country, and we’re making a poor effort as a society to take care of all our veterans…We can liberate other countries and clear up their natural disasters. Women veterans are now America’s natural disaster,” says Final Salute founder Jaspen Boothe. More

    May 20, 2015 | Comments

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    A Presbyterian minister encourages seminary students to pursue service and social justice work; volunteers for a nondenominational Christian ministry work to transform the lives of inmates in hundreds of prisons; and an ancient Jewish festival celebrates receiving the Torah with all-night study More

    May 14, 2015 | Comments

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    Most millennials, says Rev. Wayne Meisel, “do not believe the church cares about them or the causes they care about. There’s this bubbling fervor and energy and possibility that we just have to figure out how to both tap and how to support, and then get out of the way.” More

    May 14, 2015 | Comments

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    “We get volunteers who otherwise might not have any contact with the criminal justice system who come in, give up their days, their weekends to be with the prisoners,” says David Liebel, director of religious services for the Indiana Department of Corrections. More

    May 14, 2015 | Comments

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    The Jewish holiday of Shavuot, says Rabbi Shira Stutman, is a time of “rejoicing in the harvest, rejoicing in this gift of Torah that God has given us, and rejoicing in the ability to learn from Torah in each and every generation.” More

    May 14, 2015 | Comments

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    Watch more of our interview about the meaning of Shavuot with the director of community engagement at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC. More

    May 14, 2015 | Comments