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Memphis Hosts Habitat’s Jimmy Carter Work Project

Atlanta, GA. Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, along with country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, helped build a home today in Memphis, Tennessee, and joined Habitat for Humanity in announcing its 33rd Carter Work Project, which will take place in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, Aug. 21-27, 2016.   […]

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Jonathan Reckford, C.E.O., Leads Habitat for Humanity

New York, N.Y. I met Jonathan T.M. Reckford this fall when Habitat for Humanity International (LINK) invited several foundations, including the Ford Foundation and our own foundation to meet with him and hear about Habitat’s good works around the workd – and get involved. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (right) and Habitat for Humanity International […]

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Dwayne Spencer Heads Habitat for Humanity in Memphis

Memphis, TN. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ President and C.E.O. Dwayne Spencer has worked in nonprofit management for 22 years and has led Memphis Habitat for 14 years. He has guided the agency through a period of significant growth and change while maintaining and improving organizational practices, polices and strategies, which have effectively contributed […]

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France Condemns Favoritism for Christian Refugees

Washington, D.C. French and U.N. leaders on Tuesday condemned officials who say that Europe’s acceptance of refugees from the Mideast ought to be limited to migrants who are Christians. After two French mayors said in recent days their towns would accept only Christians and not Muslims, France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve attacked their stance in […]

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Essay Five Years Ago: Will a Vow of Poverty Fill the Void In My Soul?

New York, N.Y.  As I approach my fiftieth birthday, I am feeling incomplete. Part of me – my soul? – is still missing. In secular terms, I think I am not yet in touch with the best way to serve humanity. In theological terms, I would say I have yet to stumble upon God’s full […]

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Buddhism and the Universal Concept of Social Responsibility

Bodh Gaya, India. Studying in Japan back in college, I had a very unique Buddhist experience, one of which I did not understand until years afterwards.  I had joined a Buddhist student group that took me to the far north of Japan where we re-planted the mountainsides (“Shinnen No Mori”).  This was an international concept […]

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Evil di Amerika: Kelompok Fundamentalis U. S. untuk Burn Quran pada 9 / 11

Evil di Amerika: Kelompok Fundamentalis U. S. untuk Burn Quran pada 9 / 11

New York, N.Y.  Orang tidak perlu perjalanan ke daerah pegunungan di Afghanistan atau Pakistan untuk menemukan jahat. Kami memiliki berbagai rumah kita sendiri-tumbuh ekstremisme berbahaya di Florida.  The Dove World Outreach Center di Gainesville, yang pendeta Terry Jones telah menulis sebuah buku berjudul Islam adalah dari setan, percaya bahwa dia dipanggil oleh Allah untuk mengalahkan non-Kristen pada umumnya, […]

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Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11

Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11

New York, N.Y.  One need not journey to the mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan to discover evil. We have our own home-grown variety of dangerous extremism here in Florida. The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, whose pastor Terry Jones has written a book called Islam is of the Devil, believes he is called by God to defeat […]

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