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Georgia’s Black-Jewish campaign is the latest chapter in an old story

January 4, 2021

Not since Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder teamed up to save Rock Ridge from the bad guys in Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles" half a century ago has there been a Black-Jewish buddy story like Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff’s joint runoff campaign in Georgia.

It’s about a Black Baptist preacher and the young Jewish go-getter the preacher calls “my brother from another mother” who, in a scenario that rivals any in American political history, have the eyes of the nation on them as they seek to oust two Republican incumbent senators and give control of Capitol Hill to the Democrats....

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Living out a ‘calling from a distance:’ Monroeville religious leaders reflect on 2020 pandemic

January 1, 2021

Life was full of tests in 2020.

There were tests of relationships, tests of finances — tests of faith.

The covid-19 pandemic touched nearly all parts of life, including religious faith and worship habits. As state officials brought forth restrictions, church leaders were left largely to make their own calls on how to conduct services and events.

In Monroeville, there is a wide range of religious beliefs.

The Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium, a network of faith leaders in the area, shows the municipality offers mosques, temples,...

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Pelosi Names 1st Female Chaplain To Serve Congress

December 31, 2020

Speaker Nancy Pelosi marked another milestone for women in Congress Thursday by appointing retired Navy Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben as chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. Kibben is the first female congressional chaplain since Congress' founding in 1789.

"Kibben brings decades of decorated experience in the military and the ministry, as a retired Rear Admiral who served as the U.S. Navy's Chief Chaplain and the chaplain of the Marine Corps," Pelosi said in a statement. "Her integrity, experience and patriotism will serve the Congress and the Country well, as she...

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Organization provides at-risk families with HOME

December 28, 2020

The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County announces a new name, HOME of Somerset County, Inc., reflecting the nonprofit agency’s four core components: Housing, Outreach, Multifaith, Empowerment.

HOME of Somerset County provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and support services to families throughout Somerset County, supported by a network of volunteers from over 30 religious congregations in the county.

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After turbulent 2020, faith in America faces more big issues

December 18, 2020

For many religious denominations in the United States, there were two shared preoccupations in 2020 beyond the usual matters of faith: How to cope with the coronavirus pandemic and how to respond to tumultuous political events.

With Joe Biden replacing Donald Trump as president, and with vaccines eventually expected to ease the threat of COVID-19, the challenges for faith leaders in 2021 will shift.

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Fetzer Institute

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Address: 9292 West KL Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Phone: 269-375-2000 
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Mission: The Fetzer Institute helps build the spiritual foundation for a loving world through convenings, online resources, networking, and storytelling.

 

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