Faith, Ethics + Spirituality, Living Foster Care Advocates Condemn Texas AG Request and HHS Actions that Limit Discrimination Protections Advocates deplored the request by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and actions by the Department of Health and Human Services to remove religious discrimination and sexual orientation protections in the foster care system, saying the ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Living Job, apartment hunting are not the only challenges in life post-incarceration WASHINGTON — People recently released from prison face challenges that, to those who have never been incarcerated, could seem mundane and not demanding at all. For Keri Blakinger, a reporter at The Marshall Project, one of ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Living Arabic Sesame Street helps children explore emotions WASHINGTON — "Frustrated" was not a word used by five-year-old Tamer until he watched the children's show “Ahlan Simsim," the Arabic version of the "Sesame Street." He learned the word from the show’s blue monster Gargur — ... CONTINUE READING Campaign2020, Featured, Living South Carolina churches play crucial role in national elections   COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Through voter registration events and driving voters to the polls, Journey Church Associate Pastor Martin Quick wants his congregation of over 1,000 to take Saturday's South Carolina Democratic primary vote seriously. ... CONTINUE READING
Senate Committee Witness: Robocall scams can result in tragedy

Senate Committee Witness: Robocall scams can result in tragedy

Senate Aging Committee Chairman Sen. Susan Collins and the top Democrat on the committee, Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, have introduced measures to combat the illegal robocalls. Casey’s bill, introduced in January, aims to create a federal advisory council to develop educational materials for financial institution, retail and wire transfer company employees.

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Poor People’s Campaign organizes in D.C.

WASHINGTON — Over fifty years after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sought to mobilize the country to address the issue of poverty, activists in D.C. are picking up the mantle and looking to address issues that effect the poor in D.C. The D.C. Poor People's Campaign...

VIDEO: Hospice for the Holidays

Traditional holiday stories follow celebrities as they visit children’s hospitals and do-gooders donating minivans to families with disabled members. But, a story about the holiday season from the perspective of those sick in the hospital or terminally ill is seldom found.

VIDEO: Organizations host hiking event to diversify Rock Creek Park

The Rock Creek Conservancy and Ambreen Tariq, the founder of Brown People Camping partnered on an event focused on diversifying the use of the park’s 3.5-mile fall foliage. Tariq and members of Brown People Camping led newcomers on a hike through Rock Creek Park’s beautiful parkland and supplied first-time hikers with boots provided by Merrell footwear.

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